‘Killing Daniel’ by Sarah Dobbs
I was sent this lovely book to review by Unthank Books. ‘Killing Daniel’ is a psychological thriller based mainly in Manchester and Tokyo. It explores two very different cultures and women.
Manchester – As a child, Daniel went to the same school as Fleur where he developed a crush on her. Then he was diagnosed as deaf. When Chinatsu, a Japanese girl starts at the school she and Fleur strike up a friendship and they develop a very strong bond. Years later, Fleur finds herself stuck in an abusive relationship, which ends up with her being put in hospital. She goes through everyday life haunted with memories of Daniel who has been murdered.
Tokyo – Chinatsu is married to Yugi Hamugoshi, a very oppressive man. He has a big secret and he doesn’t want Chinatsu to know about it. He is not all he seems as she discovers.
Will their situations bring Fleur and Chinatsu together again? Will they get the chance to rekindle their friendship?
This is a superbly written book. It is fast paced and very gripping. Within the first few pages I was hooked and when I wasn’t reading it I found myself thinking about the characters and the storyline. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. The ending was great too. Well done, Sarah.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
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