THE SITE FOR DIE HARD CRIME & THRILLER FANS
Recommended

The Facts of Life and Death

1 Mins read

the-facts-of-life-and-deathRuby Trick is an over-weight 10 year-old at a Devon primary school. Her workshy father sits at home dreaming of being a cowboy. When a serial killer strikes the flood-threatened village, John Trick acts out his fantasy by trying to form a posse to hunt down the killer. Ruby may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she is shrewd enough to suspect her father might be involved in the killings.

As well as Ruby and her fantasist father, we have a memorable cast of oddballs, including a lonely but perceptive teacher, a despondent and ineffective detective and an obsessive litter collector who is brought up short when he stumbles on one of the killer’s victims. In his full review, Andre commented on clever misdirection, a sense of brooding atmosphere worthy of Daphne du Maurier, superb characterisation, a scathing portrayal of local journalism, and a memorably tense finale.

Related posts
KindlePrintReviews

The Beresford by Will Carver

Will Carver’s literary thriller has more than a dollop of devilish doings. The author’s last few novels such as Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and Hinton Hollow Death Trip have loosely or more closely focused on the work of his darkly troubled police detective…
Features

Danish crime drama Blinded: Those Who Kill comes to BBC Four and Acorn TV

Over the Storbaelt Bridge, connecting Zealand to the island of Funen, criminal profiler Louise Bergstein has a new case on her hands. Alice, a friend of her mother’s, has asked for her help. Five years ago, Alice’s son Markus was killed by a serial killer…
Features

Wisting - Norway's biggest crime drama yet

One of the attractions of Nordic noir is the allusion to beauty and innocence that the pristine snowscapes conjure just before the tragic human drama bites. The contrast plays on the mind as the extreme cold, sense of isolation and dislocation and the evil people…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Crime Fiction Lover