REVIEW: BURNT PAPER SKY by Gilly MacMillan

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BURNT PAPER SKY by Gilly MacMillan

RATING: 4/5

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After the abduction of his 8 years old son Ben, the sense of guilt for Rachel is overwhelming. A moment of distraction will change the lives of many and many lives will be turn upside-down because of that single moment. Is Rachel a bad mother? The events flows marked by the use of police technical terms and the first-person accounts of Rachel and of the Agent Clemo, head of the investigations. A bleak atmosphere , made overwhelming and frustrating with steaks presence of media, that light every step and that seems to have already decided a culprit: Rachel. Where is Benedict Finch? A series of suspected more or less credible, but never predictable, a sequence of events that will keep you sitting on the edge of the chair and suck every thought to discover that we all have something to hide.

A thrilling debut that will gain your attention right and will worth the time spent reading . A fast peace story that lurks inside you and awakens your most hidden fears. And when you finally know what happened to Ben, you will not want to trust anyone ever again. Despite not being a thriller kind of person ( I am a scaredy cat!) I enjoyed this book more than expected. Is intriguing, thrilling and with a good dose of anxiety. Is not just scarring, it is actually not scarring at all but it got a good balance between the parts where all seems to be stuck and parts full of twists happening in a matter of pages, and you cannot help but keep reading .

I like Rachel, she is first a person and then a mother and she feel like someone real to me, when the stress and the fear for her son abduction stress the attention on her good but also bad qualities.  The long parts dedicated to her inside monologues and memories are good to create the atmosphere of Psychological Thriller  that I really enjoyed in this book. The first of a long serie of thriller!

Do I recommend it ?Absolutely yes!

Erica

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