Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Absent Victim by David Roy. Read on for more info and my review!
No body, no motive, no name…so who did she kill?
When wealthy divorcee Stephanie Kuler asked a private detective to investigate a murder, he told her to go to the police instead.
But when she told the rest of the story, he took the case.
There was no body, no reason to kill and no name for her supposed victim, but she knew she was the murderer.
Solving the mystery meant jail for her and a headache for him. Premonition, false memories, déjà vu…the mind playing tricks or reality distorted through time?
The unmissable new thriller from David Roy explores the dark side of memory and its impact on us all.
Absent Victim by David Roy is a very unique thriller with an unpredictable plot. The characters are in quite a predicament and I don’t know what I would do in the situation. Not knowing if you killed someone would be awful, and having someone tell you they thought they killed someone but couldn’t remember would be equally as awful! I really like when plots make me think, and this one did.
Along the main plot, there are subplots and other characters. I enjoyed how rounded out this made the story feel. The author carefully weaved the tale so as to not lose the reader in the process, which I always appreciate.
It was also interesting to read this story set during Covid-19. It certainly made the events happen differently than they would have had the pandemic not been an issue. I liked this addition.
Overall, Absent Victim is a solid thriller that I definitely recommend!
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
David Roy was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland in the mid ’60s. After a number of years in
the army he left a life in uniform to read for a degree, ultimately qualifying as a secondary
He is the author of many books, the first written in 1994 as an account of his service in the
first Gulf War. His book ‘The Lost Man’, the first of his Ted Dexter adventures, featured on ITV ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’; where it was shortlisted in The People’s Novelist competition.
As well as being a soldier, David has been a dishwasher, a teacher, a civil servant, a security
guard, a welfare assistant and an ambulance crew member. He is married and now lives in the
north of England with his wife and two daughters.
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