Sunday, 4 January 2015
Footnote to Murder by L.A. Taylor
Footnote to Murder is a thriller centred around a single mother who takes a job researching unsolved crimes for a writer. The crime that she finds herself enmeshed in is cleverly developed and there is surprising twist before the whole mystery is solved. As intriguing as the plot it, it is the characters that are the heart of the novel. Taylor has created characters who are completely ordinary. The main protagonist is a single mother in her mid forties who is struggling to make ends meet and her male counterpart is overweight and balding. It is their very ordinariness, however, that allows the reader to empathise with them and I found myself willing them to overcome their obstacles and make a go of it together. I really enjoyed this novel as both an exciting thriller and a heart warming family drama.