Noah and Viv always seem to be arguing and when a fight in her mum’s car gets physical, Viv ends up giving Noah a bloody nose. When she gets home from school and he is nowhere to be seen, Viv assumes Noah has run off to get attention, but the police have different ideas and when her mother comes under suspicion, Viv decides to find track him down. When she finds him, they realise that things are far more dangerous than they thought…
From the first page, this is a compelling, exciting read which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The aftermath of a stroppy teenage squabble plays out with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end.
Viv is a particularly well developed character; intelligent and resourceful, she is determined to solve the mystery and help her mother. Her relationship with Noah clearly shows how easily people can misunderstand and misread each other and how sometimes, those who seem to have it all, have very little. There are many surprises about who you can trust and who you can’t as the story evolves, leading you to question the motives of each character and what their involvement might be.
This is another of those stories where it is hard to say too much for fear of giving the game away and spoiling it for others. Great writing and clever plotting make this a great read , perfect for those at the ‘moving on’ stage of their reading who are looking for a challenging, satisfying read! Another brilliant book, Fleur!
Murder at Twilight Fleur HItchcock
Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-1788000628
You can read our review of ‘Murder in Midwinter’, shortlisted for the 2017 awards, here.