I don’t really know what to say about this one other than that it is a fabulous book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli is tasked with covertly investigating a child abduction case by her boss Captain Rovere. The case has been pretty much closed by the investigating magistrate and so Caselli has to look into it on the down low as a favour to Rovere. He tells her to bring in a man he knows has some experience with child abduction, being ‘The Boy In The Silo’ – Dante Torre.
Dante is an odd guy, with many many fears – including Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, OCD etc etc. But it is his help Caselli will need if she is going to solve this case.
We follow them both as they uncover a web of lies and treachery that is just mind blowing. So much is revealed that, although I thought this book was huge, at just under 500 pages, it could have easily been longer. Every page was jam packed with action and information. There were no bits you could skip or skim read, I had to concentrate on every word to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
The relationship between the two main characters is so good, they are very VERY different, but also achingly similar in that they both have no one and are misunderstood by pretty much everyone around them. They work well together and bounce off each other.
My favourite kind of book is a police procedural, or a serial killer thriller, and this was both. It will shock you and it is VERY gory in parts, the only thing I didn’t like about this book, at all, was the bit with the dog. I found it unnecessary and overly gratuitous. But apart from that I can find no fault with this book.
I would recommend this one to fans of police procedurals, serial killer thrillers, detailed mysteries and general thriller lovers.