Sunday, 3 February 2013

AK Dawson

Andrew is a favourite author of mine; I've never read a duffer by him!  This is his darkest work yet.  It's a deep psychological thriller.

Into Pieces  Into Pieces

My review -

This book starts off like any dark thriller, with a crime committed and a family in turmoil.  However, this happens in a society where the police take bribes and the family don’t look like achieving closure.  The story becomes a tightly written, tense chiller/thriller and starts to feel very claustrophobic.  Melanie’s sister Claudia and husband Guy decide that the only justice must come from them.  We watch two people spiral downwards, watch psyches under strain begin to crumble.

This is a beautifully written story.  AK Dawson takes the despair and outrage of losing a lovely young woman in a brutal manner and pushes his characters to the extreme.  I was on the edge of my seat with this story and even at the end, when all appeared to be resolved, he brought a shiver to my spine.  A really good five star read.

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