Book Review: Like This, For Ever

Like This, For Ever

Author: Sharon Bolton,
Publisher: Corgi
Date: November 2013

This is the third title in the Lacey Flint series and unlike the previous two most of the chapters are narrated by an eleven-year-old boy called Barney. Telling the story from a child’s point of view doesn’t always work but Bolton successfully pulls this off.

Someone is killing young boys, but who and why?
There are the usual red herrings and a number of seemingly unrelated events throughout the story that Bolton cleverly links together to create a really worthwhile novel.
The London backdrop is convincing and the use of social media and childhood social dynamics feels genuine and unforced.
The characters are brilliantly developed and their relationships are believable and don’t appear too cliché.
I look forward to the getting my hands on the next instalment of this series.

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