Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Prophet - Michael Koryta

Reviews such as 'this should establish Koryta as an international bestseller once and for all' miss a core detail of the UK market. We don't do baseball or American football or whatever it is that little league relates to. So with heavy emphasis on the game the book becomes a bit of a struggle.
That said the premise of the crime thriller is good.
Two brothers in town had a sister when they were teenagers. After her death they each reacted differently, one turned to God, the other became a bailbondsman.
Years later another teenage girl is killed in the same town.
This time there's a link between her and the bailbondsman brother and he decides to track the killer down.
In the meantime his estranged brother is put at risk.
With great family dynamics and a good story well hidden in some kind of sport I can see that the author could become appreciated over here.
If he learned about football or rugby....

Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton

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