Wednesday, 21 August 2013

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Plastic - Christopher Fowler

Release Date: 30/07/13
Publisher:  Solaris


June Cryer is a shopaholic suburban housewife trapped in a lousy marriage. After discovering her husband’s infidelity with the flight attendant next door, she loses her home, her husband and her credit rating. But there’s a solution: a friend needs a caretaker for a spectacular London high-rise apartment. It’s just for the weekend, and there’ll be money to spend in a city with every temptation on offer.

Seizing the opportunity to escape, June moves in only to find that there’s no electricity and no phone. She must flat-sit until the security system comes back on. When a terrified girl breaks into the flat and June makes the mistake of asking the neighbours for help, she finds herself embroiled in an escalating nightmare, trying to prove that a murderer exists. For the next 24 hours she must survive on the streets without friends or money and solve an impossible crime.


Chris is one of those authors that really does satisfy me as a reader. He gives me a cracking storyline, some great twists but personally, it’s the characters that he brings to the fore that really sells his work as they’re believable, are people that I hope will survive and all round gives me a book that is really hard to put down.

Throw into the mix some cracking prose and dialogue as well as some red herrings that will leave the reader wondering what is going to happen all round makes this a book that I can’t help but recommend to others.

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