Review

Review: Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

Blurb

 

Everyone has a secret in Tall Oaks . . .

When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town.

Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect.

Desperate mother Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures.

Newcomer Jared, with an easy charm and a string of broken hearts in his wake.

Photographer Jerry, who’s determined to break away from his controlling mother once and for all.

And, investigating them all, a police chief with a hidden obsession of his own . . .

In Chris Whitaker’s brilliant and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants

my review

I loved this debut by Chris Whitaker. The first chapter had me at the edge of my seat.The clown the baby camera and  monitor OMG this is what nightmares are made of !!! This is not a spoiler as this is really  early on in the book

From start to finish the story sucked me in and was a really quick read for me. Whitaker is a very cleaver writer and the book had a wide range of quirky characters each as interesting as the other

Although I really enjoyed the book the ending was a little predictable (for me) as I guessed fairly early on. However this did not stop me enjoying the story up to this point as their was plenty of twists and turns I id not see coming which kept me engaged with the book

4 of 5 stars

 

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