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Sunday, December 12, 2021

The Dangers Of An Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves

A small town on the outskirts of Boston. A high school but one which has a good reputation for its performing arts students. Students here hope that they, depending on their performances get picked by one of the talent scouts invited for performances and this will be their stepping stone into the big world of the arts. June and Tali have been friends for a long time, and one night after auditioning for a play the two girls go missing. Two days later they are found, one dead one suffering from amnesia, badly scratched and bruised with no account of what happened, other than a man pushing them into a car. Detectives have to work blind - looking into any strange people in the area, anyone with a track record for abduction. and the tedious work of detection and elimination begins. Focus on both girls families as always, then on their circle of friends and their families and small details emerge which dont quite add up. The final denouement is difficult to fathom and understand but it is very well done in the whole drama of this performance. Because it is a performance. Very good characterization, good outline of the story. Perfectly unbelievable till it becomes fact a good mystery suspense thriller. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

2 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds interesting and I do like the Boston setting.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy a well plotted and written mystery. Happy holidays!