I waited for a twist that didn’t come, and so many unanswered questions.
Plot summary: Jack, a teenage boy, is left to look after his two younger sisters after his mother is murdered and his father leaves them. The story follows Jack’s attempts to find out what happened to his mother, to get revenge.
“Reynolds could hardly bear to countenance the possibility, but maybe he had made a mistake. He liked to do everything right. The thought of having done something wrong was disconcerting. And the thought of anyone else knowing he’d done something wrong was unbearable.”~Quotes from the book
- “This thriller, though gripping to the end, is a victim of its own niceness.” Full review: Kirkus
- “an intelligent mystery, written with razor-sharp observation and wry humour” Full review: The GuardianFull review: The Guardian
Awards: Longlisted 2018 Man Booker Prize