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Into the void

26 August 2021
Written by: Christina O'Reilly
Review by: Reece Wijohn
Genre: General Fiction

When rural banker Richard Harper from the Manawatu goes missing it is up to local police to figure out what happened.

Taking place in New Zealand, this is a detective fiction following our main character Detective Senior Sergeant John Baldrick 'Archie' and Detective Constable Ben Travers as they try to figure out whether Richard is actually a missing person, on the run, or has something much worse happened to him? All this while Archie tries to mend his home life with a distant wife, 2 rebellious teenage girls and a sore back that never seems to go away.

This is not my typical genre I like reading but I was recommended it by a patron so I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised!

At only 160 pages long it is astounding how much character and humour the author fit in, and all within a very kiwi background. It's fast paced and a great read for people who like this genre. I'd even recommend it for people who don't normally read this genre (like me), or people who want to read an easy enjoyable kiwi novel.