THE QUIET PEOPLE by Paul Cleave
Wow! What a book! I read it in two days and it was such a page turner!
The plot is that two crime writers, Lisa and Cameron Murdoch, live in Christchurch, New Zealand with their seven-year-old son Zach. Zach is quite a handful and his parents have to adjust to his mood swings and act accordingly. One day, after an argument, he goes missing.
I really don’t want to tell you much more, because there are so many twists and turns, that it will keep you guessing all the way through. The plot is expertly spun, all the individual threads weaving through the story, so you think one thing, then another thing, then something else completely. It is so cleverly done, the writing is beautiful, the characters jump out the page and the pacing is excellent. I often find in these complex books that something doesn’t quite tie up perfectly, leaving a question unanswered – but not in this book. Everything is covered and sorted and the ending is brilliantly done.
A truly fabulous read.
9.5 out of 10