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A Dark Story Of Suspense
on 13 April 2009
I have never been a regular reader of "The Who Dunnit" genre over the years so I don't have a great deal with which to compare Andrew Pyper's latest novel of violence, kidnap and murder.
But, by comparison to any tale of dark intrigue, revenge and mystery, this book scores high on its very own Richter scale!
When widower and demoted journalist Patrick Rush joins a writers' circle he finds that he is the only member that does not have a story to tell. The group's luminary is Angela and she tells a progressive tale of a "terrible man who does terrible things" throughout the Circle meetings.
When Patrick steals Angela's story, and becomes an acclaimed author as a consequence, things start to go badly wrong for him and when members of the circle start to go missing he finds himself under suspicion. But worse, he finds himself becoming a part of Angela's story.
The fate of his young son opens and closes this novel and Patrick's concern for him underpins the suspense, mystery and nightmare that the narrative so convincingly evokes.