When a series of child abductions and murders disrupt the life of an economically blighted community, the consequences have far-reaching implications. The brutal crimes take a different toll on a disparate group of individuals; the scuba diver who retrieves the children’s bodies; the disfigured cellist who thinks he knows who’s responsible; the undercover federal agent; and the mother of one of the victim’s. United in a situation not of their choosing, they are forced to take a deep, introspective look into their intersected, yet isolated lives.
You can’t turn back the clock …
One thing is unequivocal : the author can write. His style is very descriptive, visual and detailed and he uses beautiful metaphors.
The book is divided in 4 parts. Each part is the story of a person who is very connected to the brutal incidents taking place – some from a personal, others from a professional point of view – and how they deal with it. Every part is filled with emotions : anger, betrayal, lies, secrets, heartbreak, … and is about making choices.
If you are looking for a ‘traditional’ thriller, you won’t find it. In my opinion, the author decided to focus on an entirely different angle. Some people like this, because it gives them the space to give the book a direction they would like it to go. Other people prefer to see everything written down in black and white.
I also prefer the latter, but it’s a nice change and a refreshing approach. 4 stars.
Thank you, Robert Raker.
About the author
Robert Raker graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he enjoys art, music, literature and live theater.