Things as still pretty busy as I launch the new Printable Play site, so I’ve got little time to do anything except work, read and fall asleep. This month’s book is Here and Gone by Haylen Beck.
I’ve aways enjoyed multi-voice stories. Add in a bit of mixed media from emails and case reports, and you have my attention in whole. Told from a couple of view points, this novel creates the impression that something is going on and we, as the reader, are going to find out what that is at the same speed as the protagonist, which makes this a great piece of fiction for the amateur sleuths among us.
It’s an intense ride. Following Audra Kinney, we’re pulled into her get-away story as soon as the first page is opened. Underneath the premise of a road-trip the little elements of suspense which keep the story rolling begin straight away, from the eyes on the rear view to the headlights behind. As Audra’s panic mounts, your own heart will start going, and with each new darker memory revealed you’ll want to read as fast as you can to reach the final page.
All in all this is a fantastic new novel to add to the library of any thrilled-loving bookworm! Definitely recommended for any book clubs going on. I’m definitely going to have to re-start Design Between the Lines.
I managed to get a review copy of this thanks to the kind people at Crown Publishing. Thank you, chaps!