Friday, March 30, 2012
The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney
I had read The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney a while back and enjoyed it enough to want to check this new novel out - especially because of the abandoned looking trailer on the cover. Trailers happen to abound in this literary mystery set in a close knit and even closer lipped gypsy community. Ray Lovell is a private investigator - half gypsy by birth - who is hired by a man to investigate the disappearance of his daughter, Rose, seven years earlier. The narration alternates between Ray and J.J. , Rose's teenage nephew. Neither narrator has access to the right information , so the reader has to work through the clues as well, especially because of the disturbing and opening scene with Ray in a hospital unable the recall the circumstances which have brought him there.