Author Jaq Hazell
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
“I was happy to hear Flood was dead. I wasn’t as happy as I thought I’d be, but I was happy all the same.”
A complex game of cat and mouse in the seedy streets of Nottingham ends in death. Young artist Mia Jackson is compelled to watch the posthumous video diaries of Jack Flood – controversial bad boy of the London art world and convicted serial killer. Can Mia allow Drake Gallery to show Aftermath, in their retrospective of his work? Muse or victim, why was she allowed to survive?
What did I think?
Jaq Hazell was shortlisted for The Virginia Prize for Fiction for her incredible work with ‘I Came To Find A Girl’ and after reading it, I can definitely see why!
Hazell has written a magnificent mystery novel that constantly keeps you on your toes and wanting more! Not only has Hazell managed to write a gripping story, the way she has written it is incredibly. It all flows perfectly and gives you just enough to imagine exactly how the story should play-out.
‘I Came To Find A Girl’ really pulls you in to Mia’s student-life in Nottingham and incorporates some really racy topics that haunt us in today’s world. The way Hazell has approached these subjects (such as date rape and murder) is faultless and she really writes about them with the delicacy they require but not so delicate that it doesn’t leave you thinking.
I think this would be an incredibly interesting book to be adapted for the ‘big-screen’. It is so complex and could definitely be turned in to a hit-film if it is kept exactly as the book is.
I am definitely adding Hazell’s other releases and any future novels she may write. If the other novels are as good as this she could be competing for a spot as my favourite author!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?