finished reading

I liked this book, a lot. Because it's set in the 80s, there isn't a reliance on whiz-bang technology so the story unfolds at a slow pace; which isn't saying this book is slow, it gripped me from the beginning and there is a lot of well-developed tension. It reminds me of old-style detectives, like Philip Marlowe.

From the publisher:
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he had promised to find Rose Janko. Rose was married to the charismatic son of a travelling gypsy family, Ivo Janko. When Ray starts to investigate her disappearance he's surprised that her family are so hostile towards him. The Jankos have not had an easy past. They are a clan touched by tragedy - either they are cursed, or they are hiding a terrible secret. Could it be that Rose's discovery of that secret led to her disappearance all those years ago? Soon Ray wishes that he'd never asked the question.

Let me add: I listened to the audio because the narrator is Dan Stevens, who is incredible! Stevens is of Downton Abbey fame, he is Matthew Crawley.


Paula said...

I have heard about this author but I haven't read any of her books. You have piqued my interest. I will be reading this one!!

The Gal Herself said...

Matthew! Oh, Matthew! I'm still not over his death.