Cornwall, England 1967: Two children witness a murder. One, a young Irish girl, views it from miles away, the other a seven-year old boy, from fifty yards . . .
London 2006: With retirement looming, DCI John Kennedy reopens the only unresolved case in his career – the disappearance of a young nurse twenty-three years earlier. Following the broadcast of a cold case reconstruction, a witness comes forward. Kennedy, now set on the trail of a serial killer, unwittingly sparks a sequence of events that to his horror, lead back to him. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, he has been operating undetected for over forty years, and it seems that only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.
But they have yet to meet . . .
What I have to say about The Sister:
This is a gripping tale about a serial killer, his victims, both dead and alive, and the people trying to hunt him down.
The author does a brilliant job of connecting the numerous characters, building an intricate, complicated web with infinite patience.
This book doesn’t really qualify as a bed-time read – you’d better be awake and concentrating if you attempt it. The author will lead you through various lives, switching between the past and the present, subtly casting out thread after thread.
In the end, Max ties up every single thread, which, given the multitude of them, speaks of exceptional skill.