A murder thriller from a completely different view with spectactular results. This is a story within a story, within a story but easily followed and a real thriller. Belinda ties up all the loose ends very ably. A real treat.
Jack, a twelve year old has to take over his family after his mother is murdered and father leaves. He has to take over the family which puts him on the wrong side of the law.
He comes in contact with Catherine who has a link to his mother's murder. This story is revealed in retrospective as more is revealed.
We also meet DI Marvel a retro detective not a picture book but good at tracking down murderers. He is in a backwater after wrong stepping in another investigation. That backwater just happens to be a hot bed of murder.
Perhaps the characters and parts of the story drift into hyperbole and some parts are a little simplistic. In total it is a great book and we can look forward to more, I hope.
- Hardcover: 318 pages
- Publisher: BANTAM PRESS; 1 edition (15 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593075536
- ISBN-13: 978-0593075531
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
- Customer Reviews: 467 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)