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Published by Twenty7, 5 November 2015.
This was an amazing
read. Narrated by multiple characters between 1966 and 2008, it had me totally
riveted. Anyone who reads myreviews
will know that I read for the mystery, and this was a mystery.
In 1966 John Michael Adams aged
just twelve sets fire to two of his class mates, killing one and scarring the
other for life.
In 2008 Ellen Sutherland
receives a letter from a firm of solicitors informing her that she should
contact them regarding the will of the late Eudora Nash. Ellen has never heard
of Eudora Nash. At first she thinks to ignore it, but a telephone conversation
with someone she has always trusted telling her to do just that changes her
As the book progresses we are
party to the thoughts of the principle characters, John Michael Adams, his
father, and Ellen Sutherland.
Much of the power of this book
lies in the characters. A horrendous crime has been committed, but where does
the responsibility lie?And what happens
to the people whose lives are affected, not just when the atrocity takes place,
but for the generations that follow?Eventually the
threads are skilfully drawn together.
This is a book that will prove
marvellous for discussion, but to say why may give away too much.My advice is to simply read this insightful
book which may make you pause before you condemn, when you read the next sensational story in a newspaper.
Gripping, disturbing and
heartbreaking, this thought-provoking book is a must read. Highly recommended,
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
This is a debut book.
G.J. Minettstudied at Cambridge and then spent many years as a
teacher of foreign languages. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the
University of Chichester, and won the 2010 Chapter One Prize for unpublished
novels with the opening chapter of The