Wednesday, 24 August 2011
The Colour of Death by Michael Cordy
My first book for review from the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge is The Colour of Death by Michael Cordy. The second I opened the parcel containing this book I was filled with excitement as I love books with a dark twist and this sounded like it had just that. The cover I also found very appealing as it has an air of mystery to it making me want to open it and venture into its pages.
A group of young girls are rescued from Russian sex trafficers by what they describe as 'their angel'. It was discovered that the 'angel' in question was a young girl herself, who had no recollection of who she was or why she was there...let alone how she knew that the people behind those walls were in danger!
Due to her amnesia, local authorites named her 'Jane Doe' and she was assigned to psychiatrist Dr Nathan Fox after he seemed to be the only one she would connect with.
Nathan discovers that Jane Doe has a rare form of synaethesia and believes that this could hold the key to helping her regain her memory.
Whilst she was under Nathan's care, a couple of murders had taken place in the small town which seemed to be somehow linked to Jane Doe...but how? Who was she and where had she come from and why was someone seemingly out to kill her?
Eventually it's time for Jane to leave the confines of Tranquil Waters and head back to where it appeared she belonged....but things aren't always as they seem!
This book had me gripped from beginning to end and is written in such a way that it draws you into the story and makes you 'feel' for the characters...as though you're taking the journey with them. It also gave me great insight into the beliefs of others and a certain amount of knowledge about 'chakras' and the 'sixth sense'.
This is the first book i've read of Michael Cordy's and I have to say, it certainly won't be the last! Gripping and tense with unexpected twists and turns, this is a definate 'must read'!!