The first murder of a child raised eyebrows, the second raised alarms.
Ten-year old Dewey is moving, and he couldn’t be more excited; though, he’s alone in his enthusiasm. Lisa, his mother, and recently retired Avriel, his next door neighbour and best buddy, don’t share his excitement regarding the move from the bungalow in a middle class neighbourhood to a dirty basement level apartment in the lower-class neighbourhood at the edge of Halifax’s city limits where two murders have recently occurred.
This sometimes lighthearted and at other times intense novel follows Dewey as he befriends a streetwise boy and a boy who only talks through whispers, learns the pros and cons of friendship and is stalked by a killer preying on children.
“More than just another mystery. This one grabs you by the heart” -Review by Karen Laird of Under the Shade Tree Blog.**
*Warning* The novel contains speckles of strong language and involves disturbing story elements.
This is the second book in this series. The first is Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy. You can read my review here.
When I started this story I felt like I was reading about old friends. The characters just pull you in. My favorite one is Avrial. He has a lesser part in this story. This one is more about Dewey.
This almost reads like two different novels. The first part of the story is more of a coming of age tale about Dewey. Then it turns into a suspense saga with some pretty disturbing events. It definitely keeps you entertained and turning the pages!
I enjoyed this tale, not as much as I did the first novel. There were places that the dialogue was a little stiff, especially between Dewey and his friends. But other than that, this is a really good second installment. Cannot wait for the next book!