MY REVIEW: 4*
To begin with, I would like to state that even though I am aware of this author I have not actually read any of her books. Therefore I give a review to this hugely popular author with no prior expectations. I would also like to add that, this book is a stand alone one. So onto my review.
It is set in the US, Sunnie is ex military and also ex police. She is psychologically fragile due to past experiences, but has a tough, no-nonsense outlook, also a bit hot-headed. She has a past that haunts her. To deal with this, she has pretty much isolated herself from the world, on Goat Island, seeing people only when it suits her, and that’s not often.
A bombing has taken place at a school, killing some. The grandmother of a 15-year-old girl comes to ask Sunnie for help. The girl was caught up in the explosion, no-one knows of her whereabouts, if she is alive or dead. Her grandmother is a very typical “Old Money” Southern lady, money is no object, and she wants Sunnie to do what Sunnie does best, track, trail, follow leads and catch those responsible. But who is following who ?
This is a fast paced story, with lots of action and some good characters. The main characters are well described and soon become recognisable as you read, but as the story progresses you meet more charachters with nicknames, they are then given alternative names, then their real names, so it can become a little confusing. It has a good plot line that leads you very nicely through the ever-changing series of leads, clues and paths. When you think you have worked something out, there is a twist that is thrown in, until you are finally brought to a dramatic and satisfying end.
I would recommend this book to readers of thriller, mystery and suspense novels. I also think it has some very good talking and discussion points for Book Reading Clubs / Groups.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my ARC of this book for my honest and unbiased review.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .
Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help.
Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: William Heinemann (29 Jun. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0434021113
- ISBN-13: 978-0434021116
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2654 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (29 Jun. 2017)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019CGXMCK