Thursday, February 23, 2012
Blue Monday by Nicci French
Rose and her little sister are heading home from school together. She has enough money to stop at the candy store and get some sweets. She checks to see that her sister is right behind her and goes in for the candy. And that was the last time she saw her sister...
Pamela Dorman Books, a division of Penguin, and Net Galley allowed me to read an ebook for review (thank you). It will be published on March 5th.
If you like thrillers, this book fits the bill. It's the story of little boy who has gone missing in the present and the little girl that went missing twenty-two years ago. It begins a bit slowly as details are presented and the characters involved begin to take their places. Once the pace increases, the story becomes a fascinating look at psychological mind games and the relationship between twins who don't know each other.
The main characters are the cop and the psychiatrist. Neither likes the other person much, but they have to work together to find this missing child. Along the way, they discover much more.
I can honestly that the last few pages of this book scared me. There is a twist at the end that I did not see coming and it made me stop and stare in horror. This author had me hooked on the story and the characters and that's part of why the impact was so extreme.
Why don't you get a copy and see how you feel about the ending?