I’m just going to act like I didn’t take a bit of a break from the blogging stuff and move along swiftly to the second September book. I had never heard of the author (Angela Makholwa). I do this thing where I walk into a book store and search for SA fiction. I read the blurbs and hope for the best. Serial Killer stories are always intriguing, so a crime novel about one was bound to ‘get chose’.
PR Consultant Lucy Khambule receives a call from a convicted serial killer (Napolean Dingiswayo). He would like her to write a book about his life. Lucy agrees but she gets ‘more than she bargained’ for and finds herself in danger. Although Napolean is behind bars, she begins to suspect that he may be involved. <—– That is a quick summary.
How could I not be intrigued by a story like that? Firstly I will say that I really enjoyed the story. But I’m not so sure that I enjoyed the story-telling. I’m not sure if that makes sense… I’m a sucker for serial killer stories & the story was interesting to follow. But I already knew all the story’s ‘secrets’ before they were revealed.
If you’re looking for a fun holiday read then this one is for you. It is that time of the year; people want to take it easy. If you’re put off by blood etc. Don’t worry, there is very little violence in the book. Weird. But true.