The Next Time You See Me 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 10, 2013

 

Author  Holly Goddard Jones

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 9781782390831
Publisher:         Corvus Books
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Website:    http://www.simonandschuster.com 

For lovers of  psychological thrillers, this is one that will keep you entrenched until  last word on the last page, which like so much in the book is not exactly where you thought it was going to end.

Deep, intricate, delicate and all emcompassing, The Next Time You See Me is a very skilfully woven look at people and what makes them tick.

If you enjoy intricately woven detail, wrapped around a body in a shallow grave you will enjoy every word in this murder mystery from a new writer in the genre, Holly Goddard Jones.

The story line is complex and often confusing, although it is hard to say why it is confusing; it is very American in theme, language and style which adds that extra dimension to the characters portrayed in the story.

 Interestingly enough they have all been bullied somewhere, sometime and somehow, right up to the time they become involved in the disappearance of Ronnie, the girl, then the woman, who would never conform.

The portrayal of the various characters, from 13 year old Emily, who finds a body buried in a shallow grave not far from her home to Wyatt, the all-time looser, Ronnie’s sister Susanna Mitchell who is searching for her sister along with the people who make up the community that fall under scrutiny, shows a deep understanding of the human psyche which has translated well.

As the hunt for the missing Ronnie intensifies the pressure to find the killer begins to crack the facades people have so very carefully erected about their lives, exposing them for who and what they really are; kind, decent people just trying to survive in their world, or are they?

It also portrays a picture of human suffering and misery created by trying to hold onto society’s rules while a killer remains undiscovered.

Deep, intricate, delicate and enveloping, The Next Time You See Me is a very skilfully woven look at people and what makes them tick.

If you enjoy intricately woven detail, wrapped around a body in a shallow grave you will enjoy every word in this murder mystery from a new writer in the genre, Holly Goddard Jones.