DNF Review: The Search by Howard Linskey



A killer with a secret to tell . . .

Little Susan Verity went missing during the heatwave of 1976. An unprecedented amount of police resources went into finding her, but to no avail. Until now.

Serial killer Adrian Wicklow was always the prime suspect. He’s lied to the police about Susan’s whereabouts repeatedly but this time, he says, he’ll tell the truth. Because Wicklow is dying.

As the case re-opens DS Ian Bradshaw works with investigative journalists Tom Carney and Helen Norton to find Susan. But this is Wicklow’s life’s work. Would a killer on death’s door give up his last secret so easily…?


DNF @ 34%

I’ve been trying for several days now, to get into this book, but I found myself bored every time I picked it up.

I honestly can’t pinpoint one specific thing that made me not want to pick up this book, it honestly, was the whole thing. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and even though we were a third of the way through, nothing seemed to have happened.

I also didn’t like the way it would switch between characters. Rather than doing it via chapters like most books do, it happened during the chapter, with no indication that it was going to happen. Granted, I did had an ARC copy of this book so maybe that was just an issue with the copy I got, but even still, it made my reading experience bad.

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin UK – Michael Joseph, for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review. Sorry I didn’t enjoy it!

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