As might be expected, I am a member of a Book Group. Imagine my surprise at our last meeting when I found out that it was my turn to recommend the next book. My mind went blank but then I remembered the book I had recently bought, on the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately all I could remember was the type of book it was and the colour of the cover – orange. Although surprised some of my fellow book group members seemed relieved that ‘even I’ sometimes forgot all the bibliographic details of a book and could only remember the colour – must be visual learners.
I did eventually find out the full deatils for everyone, “The Whisperer” by Donato Carrisi. It is a psychological thriller which starts with the discovery of the left arms of 6 young girls, however the authorities only know about 5 missing children. I read a lot of crime novels but this has to be one of the best. The plot keeps you turning page after page and I certainly did not guess the final twists in this gripping story. It investigates a very dark side of our society and although some people have criticised the fact that the book does not give an exact setting I think that the generality of the setting adds to the global nature of the problem child abduction and cruelty.
I look forward to our next book group meeting to find out how many others enjoyed my ‘orange’ book and maybe we’ll have a go at his next book “The Lost Girls of Rome” when it comes out in the summer – sorry folks not sure of the colour of the cover.