Title: Pancake Money
Author: Finn Bell
WINNER OF THE 2018 IRDA FICTION AWARD
Bobby Ress is a cop with a simple life.
He believes in making a difference.
He loves his wife and his daughter. He has a place in the world.
Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. It’s a case like no other. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. Because Bobby is learning about pain. He doesn’t like to admit it. He doesn’t like to know, but he’s slowly realizing: If you hurt someone bad enough for long enough then there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, they won’t do.
This is my first book by Finn Bell, but he definitely has a way of writing thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved the way the author was able to carefully add information about his country in order to make the story more detail-oriented and believable. I was able to guess some of the story before it happened, but for the most part, the mystery at the end came as a surprise to me, and I loved it. The intricacies of the murders were unlike other books in the same genre, and I know I’ll be looking forward to reading more works by this author.