Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Faceless by Vanda Symon! Thank you to Random Things Tours for the invite!
Publication coincides with International Women’s Month and Homeless Women’s Day, with a percentage of profits to SHELTER.
Worn down by a job he hates, and a stressful family life, middle-aged, middleclass Bradley picks up a teenage escort and commits an unspeakable crime. Now she’s tied up in his warehouse, and he doesn’t know what to do.
Max is homeless, eating from rubbish bins, sleeping rough and barely existing – known for cadging a cigarette from anyone passing, and occasionally even the footpath. Nobody really sees Max, but he has one friend, and she’s gone missing.
In order to find her, Max is going to have to call on some people from his past, and reopen wounds that have remained unhealed for a very long time – and the clock is ticking…
Woah. Faceless by Vanda Symon is a dark, suspenseful, fantastic read. It was compelling from the first word to the last. I’m just going to tell you, this was a five star read for me. No question about it.
The writing is beautiful. I love the short paragraphs that make this such a fast read. It was hard to put down and easy to say, “one more chapter,” because of how compelling the writing is.
Speaking of compelling, the characters here are just so well written. There are different perspectives to read, and each is distinct with their own struggles and voice. I found this incredibly compelling as well. The mix of a fantastic plot and characters always leads to a book I won’t put down when I start reading.
Alright, I’ve said what I needed to say. I highly recommend giving this dark, compelling read a go!
Thank you to Random Things Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Vanda Symon is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series, which includes Overkill, The Ringmaster, Containment and Bound, hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and has also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award. Overkill was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.
Twitter @vandasymon, Instagram @vanda-symon, Facebook, @vandasymonauthor, http://www.vandasymon.com
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