First things first. A bit of blog-housekeeping. Happy publication day to Chris Whitaker as today marks the book birthday of his second novel, All The Wicked Girls.
Just how excited was I to read this book then? Well as Chris Whitaker’s debut novel Tall Oaks was my book of the year for 2016, and his brilliant creation Manny one of my favourite characters of all time, I’d say very. Super, very, muchly in fact. No pressure there then … The question is, did Mr Whitaker manage to capture my imagination in quite the same way with book two. And I’ll give you the answer in just a few moments, as soon as I’ve told you what the heck this book is all about.
The Official Book Blurb
‘Raine sometimes complains that nothing exciting is ever gonna happen in Grace again. Daddy told her careful what you wish for.’
Everyone loves Summer Ryan. A model student and musical prodigy, she’s a ray of light in the struggling small town of Grace, Alabama – especially compared to her troubled sister, Raine. Then Summer goes missing.
Grace is already simmering, and with this new tragedy the police have their hands full keeping the peace. Only Raine throws herself into the search, supported by a most unlikely ally.
But perhaps there was always more to Summer than met the eye . . .
For fans of The Roanoke Girls and Fargo, All the Wicked Girls is a gripping crime novel with a huge heart from an exceptional talent.
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