Cracking Crime: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
Utterly compelling, this book will have you gripped by fear as you miss your bus stop!
About the Book
The String Diaries. A jumble of entries, written in different hands, different languages, and different times. They tell of a rumour. A shadow. A killer.
The only interest that Oxford Professor Charles Meredith has in the diaries is as a record of Hungarian folklore… until he comes face to face with a myth.
For Hannah Wilde, the diaries are a survival guide that taught her the three rules she lives by: verify everyone, trust no one, and if in any doubt, run.
But Hannah knows that if her daughter is ever going to be safe, she will have to stop running and face the terror that has hunted her family for five generations.
And nothing in the diaries can prepare her for that.
It’s Dead Good because…
It’s completely gripping from page one. Hannah is living on a knife edge, constantly in fear for her family and her life as an age old enemy stalks her mercilessly. As the delicate strands of the various narratives in this story knit together, the full and terrible picture is exposed and you can’t help but be drawn into the rawness of it. To be forever on the run would be quite a punishment and to never be able to trust on your eyes alone unbearable. Yet there is something to Jakab’s story – a lifetime of searching for one person is on one side counter-balanced with the infliction of fear on generations of one family.
There’s something for everyone with The String Diaries. Mystery, fable, supernatural, history, crime with a fantastic twist. My heart was in my mouth until the very last page. I strongly urge you to pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed!
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Check out Crime Squad’s Fresh Blood interview with Stephen Lloyd Jones here!