Do you remember that in my last blog I said I would review a few author events next time? Well, I lied. I just finished a book that was so good that I have to write about it out of turn. In fact, I'm going to add it to the list of books that I included in my Fiction for the Non-Fiction Reader post way back in January. Since then, I have read a lot of very good books. I have blogged about the ones that I liked - such as The Turnaround by George Pelecanos and Family Skeleton by Bobbie O'Keefe. But this one is special. It's called The Last Child and was written by John Hart. It was an absolute page-turner. I was enthralled by every character, even the bad guys. The two protagonists are a 13-year old boy and a 30's something police detective in a small North Carolina town. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next,regardless of which of these characters had center stage. Wow was it good.
Now I have to give you a quick synopsis because the subject matter is not for everybody. The story centers around a 13-year old boy whose twin sister was abducted a year earlier. This is obviously a disturbing plot and will upset some of you. There are also some bad things that happen that are not that pleasant to read. If a good murder mystery doesn't freak you out, and if you can get past the premise for the story, then get your hands, digital or otherwise, on this book. This guy can really write.