Monday, October 24, 2011
Unfinished Business by W Soliman
He's a retired cop still haunted by one of his first cases, a missing person case. She's the missing person's sister...
Carina Press and Net Galley shared this book with me for review (thank you). It's an ebook that is available for purchase now.
This is a strange little tale. The author draws you into the story by telling you that the sister who is missing called home and convinced her family she was gone by choice. While Charlie's cop instincts made him wonder about the truth of that, the case was ended because the parents were content with her statement. There was a bit more to that story, but that doesn't come out until later.
The story is convoluted, full of all kinds of interconnected ties that don't show up right away. The author baited me in just like a fish on a hook, and then he flipped my expectations on the story line over and hit me in the head with a rock. At least, that's what it felt like.
This is a nasty mystery, but it could very well be true. I found having the author give you the story through one of the character's eyes and then flipping the character at the end was a bit of betrayal to the reader. But the technique worked, so it's probably not a bad thing.
One thing about it, the whole story is busy and everyone is being manipulated in one way or the other. It was an interesting read. Why not try it?