Sight Unseen

March 20, 2007 at 11:29 pm 3 comments

I am well into the novel Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard. I expect I will finish it tonight.  I think I had mentioned Goddard before on the blog. He is a British writer that has just recently been published in the U.S.  Every few months another one of his novels come out.  I put them on reserve at the library and can’t put them down.

Sight Unseen is just such a novel. It centers around David Umber, a scholar, who was waiting at a cafe one day and sees a tragedy unfolding.  A nanny with three children approaches when suddenly the youngest child is grabbed and spirited away in a van.  The middle child, rushing to the scene, is hit by the van and killed.

Umber gets to know the nanny and they eventually marry.  But the scars of the past run deep and the woman can’t get over what had happened. Their relationship falls apart and they separate.  Months later she dies in an accident (or an attempt at her own life).   Umber is left again to pick up the pieces.

But now it is present day and Umber gets contacted by a man named Sharp who is a retired police investigator who worked the case.  He received an anonymous letter stating that the case was never solved and should have been. Sharp wants nothing more than to get to the bottom of the case and as it turns out, maybe Umbers wife did not commit suicide after all. Perhaps she was murdered.

What follows is an edge of your seat thriller.  Sharp and Umber start to question people involved in the case again and everybody has something to hide.  Is it possible they are getting too close?  Exactly what did Umber’s wife know, and what really did happen to the two year old that went missing over twenty years ago?

Goddard has a great style and turns out a great page turner. In fact, I have about sixty pages to go so I have to cut you off now and get back to it.  But if you are looking for a quick read with lots of plot twists, Goddard is your man!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bunny Lynn Boofay  |  March 21, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Enjoy that book readin’ Darlin’!

    Huggs, etc…

    Reply
  • 2. tigeryogi  |  March 21, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    I’m surprised that you could pull yourself away long enough to blog about it! 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. Dr. Sparky  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:08 am

    If there is anyone who needs something on his sidebar to highlight his book picks, it is you. Or you just need to send me an email with some recommendations. One more Dark Tower book and I’m gonna be hard up for reading material.

    Reply

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