Thursday 14 May 2020

Read 2020 - 50 - The Storm King by Brendan Duffy

I have no idea where I picked up The Storm King by Brendan Duffy. It's a hardback (I'm not overly fond of them) and it's a North American copy. Perhaps it was in a bag at a convention or on a freebie table or it suddenly materialised one day on my to read shelf and figured it would be a good, dusty place to live. Whatever its origins it somersaulted from the dust and landed in my lap as my next read.

Nate McHale returns to his home town, he is a surgeon, a family man, but all these things go by the wayside when he returns to the small town and becomes reacquainted with old friends. It is almost as if he is another person. He is in town for the funeral of his ex-girlfriend, who went missing 14 years before. Secrets are beginning to unbury and sometimes you can't even trust yourself.

An enjoyable read, a good setting and decent mix of characters, three stars from me.

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