Look Closer Rachel Amphlett
Rachel Amphlett, not a name I was familiar with until a few months ago, now I’ve read two of her books and wonder why it’s took me so long to discover her work.
Look Closer is a great read. It’s one of those books you want to read in one sitting, and it’s just long enough to let you get away with it.
The book follows Will Fletcher, a worker at one of London’s Museums, as he tries to follow a string of clues left by Amy.
Amy lives with Will, she’s a reporter for one of the big UK newspapers and she’s on the trail of Ian Rossiter, a politician that has been catapulted to the head of his party and looks favourite to be the next Prime Minister.
Will and Amy argue just before she goes to interview Rossiter. Whilst he’s at work Will gets informed that Amy has been hurt when somebody tried kill Rossiter.
With Amy in a serious condition in hospital Will finds a message on a phone that leads him to start making his own inquiries. What was Amy really investigating for her latest article.
The story weaves around London and the home counties, is anybody who they seem to be?Can Will trust anybody? What will he discover?
I found this book when I searched political thrillers on Amazon.
It certainly is that, and more. It has been a long time since I read a book like this.
I can compare it to early Robert Ludlum and Nelson DeMille.
The story is strong and intriguing. There is no reliance on violence. Most importantly of all the plot engages the reader.
I challenge anybody to see the end of this book coming before it arrives. That is not because of a curve ball thrown by the author, it’s because the story is so well written.
I enjoyed this book so much I’ve just downloaded 3 more of Rachel Amphletts novels to my Kindle.
Not to read now, but to save for six weeks time when I’m sat around the pool on holiday, and that is about the best compliment I can give.