This is the book that got me hooked on Minette Walters...just had to read all the other she wrote.
I am a little conflicted by Ms. Walters ambitious attempt to wrap a well plotted classical mystery in layers of social issues: homelessness, gayness, and custody of minors. At the same time 4 characters are all suffering from varieties of abandonment by and of their families and exspouses etc. The overall effect was at moment almost overwhelming, but in the end turned out to be worth the effort. Her main characters are 3 dimensional and their dilemmas are believable, or at least worth considering. Dialog is well written. I enjoyed the book a lot and I look forward to reading others works my Minette Walters. I think she has a genius for story telling that should not be missed.
This one started out good for me, but I thought it was too slow, and couldn't make it through. I don't think I'm as much of a fan of Walters as I first thought because I haven't enjoyed her work since The Sculptress.
Who was Billy Blake, other than a homeless alcoholic who wandered the streets? Whay was he found dead from starvation in one of the richest areas of one of the richest capitals in the world? And why did he die alone in the garage of wealthy architect Amanda Powell-a woman whose wealth can only be explained if her husband is dead...?
...taken from the back cover of the book
Exciting read, based in London. Thriller, quite a few twists
I liked it!
A homeless man is found dead in a wealthy area of London. Why did he starve to death in thst partof one of the richest capitals of the world? Why in the garage of the wealthy widow-whose source of wealth cannot be easily explained if her husband is dead?? The layers of plot and meaning are both absorbing and fun to read.
twisting,teasing,hypnotic,cunning psychological mystery.
A destitute man has been found dead on the doorstep of a wealthy socialite.A reporter investigates the mans identity and the woman whose home became his deathbed.
A destitute man is found on a wealthy socialite's property. Who was he? Why did he go there to die? A good mystery.
The Echo unveils the secrets and betrayals, past and present, that always come home to haunt the ones who try to bury them. A distitute man has been found dead on the property of a wealthy socialite. Who is he? Why did he go there to die? A reporter investigates the man's identity-and the woman whose home became his deathbed-and is swiftly ensnared in a web of deception as tangled and complex as the hearts and minds that spun it.
Straight from the back of the book
the echo unveils the secrets and betrayals, past and present, that always come home to haunt the ones who try to bury them. a destitute man has been found dead ont he peroperty of a wealthy socialite. who is he? why did hi go there to die?