Monday, 26 July 2010

John Harvey – Far Cry

In 1995 Heather Pierce went missing while on holiday in Cornwall. Thirteen years later her mother has remarried and has another daughter, Beatrice who is approaching her 10th birthday. When Beatrice goes missing DI Will Grayson is assigned to the case. Is there a connection between the disappearances? On top of this a local paedophile has recently been released from prison and DI Grayson is concerned that he is likely to re-offend.

I haven’t summed up the plot very well but hopefully you get the gist. I like the way in which the different plot strands intertwine throughout this book. The Main ones are the 1995 disappearance of Heather, the present day disappearance of Beatrice and the local paedophile. There are also a few smaller ones as well. It’s not as complicated as I’ve managed to make it sound though!

I really enjoyed this book. The pace was just right and the different parts of the story linked together well. The characters were well written and the story interesting and engaging. The book is reasonably long but it only took me a few days to read it. I had not read any John Harvey before but will certainly be looking to read more of his books in the future.

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