The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons is not only engaging, meaning you can’t put it down to freshen your coffee that you’re at risk of sipping it cold, the story is also complex.
What do I mean by that? You ask…It’s one of those books you read and then days later you thing, yeah, but what about this…
Again, what do I mean by that? It’s a great book, don’t get me wrong and I hate to list spoilers (so spoiler alert.) And, I wouldn’t review it if I didn’t recommend it. So with that said, I think there might be a plot hole or two. Or, I’m just being picky. I really liked the story and completely recommend it for a good read, however, one issue is the early mention in the story when two investigators compare pictures of the main character and the missing girl. One guys says something like, “you see that,” pointing to the something in the appearance of one of them in a photograph and the other guy say, “yeah, I wonder if he knows.” Though they never explain what the physical comparison was. You’re left to assume a connection later.
(Big spoiler coming,) The missing girl has a baby and sadly this child is the result of incest. Or so the story would have you think because the earlier mention of the similarities is never tied into the fact that perhaps it wasn’t incest at all. The missing girl is possibly the half-sister of the main character though you wouldn’t know that because they never made the connection in the end. And, I hate to think that this fictional baby is living a life thinking she’s the product of incest when she’s not. It’s all terrible and but an interesting story all the same.
This is just one small point in this otherwise excellent mystery that you will enjoy reading in spite of what I’ve said here. Please enjoy the book. 🙂
Oh, and on a side note, I finished the first draft of Durham Departure. More soon.