Entertainment

Book review: Misery Bay

Contributed

BOOK: Misery Bay
AUTHOR:  Steve Hamilton
PUBLISHER: Orion, Hachette Aust
RRP: $29.99


ON A cold, frosty night on a remote shore of Lake Superior known as Misery Bay, a young man is found hanging from a tree.

Ex-policeman Alex McKnight has the task of trying to find out why the boy decided to end his life in this particularly eerie setting in Michigan.

The boy's devastated father Charles Razniewski, also an ex-policeman, desperately wants answers on why his seemingly happy son decided to kill himself.

So he tasks McKnight, along with the town's chief of police Roy Maven, to try and find out why.

But the more they delve into the case, the more they suspect foul play.

Soon McKnight is faced with tracking down a serial killer who has one thought on his mind: revenge.

Just who is next on his list?

This is Steve Hamilton's eighth novel based around private detective and reluctant investigator McKnight.

I'm generally a fan of thrillers and this definitely didn't let me down.

After reading this novel, I've decided Hamilton is a cut above the rest.

He didn't rush the story which panned out superbly.

It didn't let up, with twists and turns that kept me enthralled without being too drawn out.

I can gladly say I'm already sourcing out more of Hamilton's work.
 

Topics:  book review




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

OPINION: I’ve twice been rejected by the NBN

The NBN roll out has been carried out at snail-like speed.  Photo: Trevor Veale

Kevin Rudd was elected in 2007 partly on his NBN promise

37% council rate hike still on cards

Mayor Richie WilliamsonPhoto Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

"I don't think council was hiding anything"

Get set for a fiery display

Peter Schmid of Mittagong and deputy captain of Fire Rescue NSW Grafton Mark Aspinall test out the hoses as they setup the venue for firefighter championships.

Fire trucks descend on Grafton for competition.

Latest deals and offers

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Set For Life Win

Someone has won almost $5million as a Division 1 winner in the Set For Life...

Bronwyn Bancroft's Colours of Australia

Artist Bronwyn Bancroftin front of one of her works in her exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery Colours of Australia.

Artist Bronwyn Bancroft's exhibition Colours of Australia is introduced by her...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest