Do you like books with a darker theme? I know they are not for everyone but if you do, this one is for you.
Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe
Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.
Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.
Will Trevelyan help or hinder?
Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.
But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?
I have to admit that I wasn’t really sure about Sacrificing Starlight at the start. I found the storyline a bit confusing and the short chapters which hopped back and forth from the many characters in the book didn’t help. But then it got interesting.
With Sacrificing Starlight, we already know what is going on. We know what happened the dead child and we know where Alice, Trevelyan’s daughter, is. The question is do we want to know. This is a really sick and twisted town (this book is not overly graphic in terms of murder and child abuse but please do be aware that the topics might be triggering). It’s almost impossible to know who to trust. It seems like everyone is involved in crime somehow or another. Does that make it easier or more difficult to stop the atrocities?
There are many characters (maybe even a few too many) in Sacrificing Starlight. From the blurb, I was sure it would be Hunter. But I don’t think that was the case. Trevelyan prevailed as the main character for me and he was much more interesting so I guess that worked out. Not that he was likeable or anything. None of the characters in this book are.
Overall, this is a pretty dark book that will have you crying out for justice on every page. Whether justice is got or not, well you have to read to find out.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.