‘The Light That Gets Lost’ – Natasha Carthew

the light that gets lost

 

When Trey is a young child he is witness to a traumatic event. In the real world, this would result in all manner of therapy and monitoring – here, he is kind of left to get on with things, determined to get his revenge on his parents’ murderer.

I wanted to like this book, but it was hard to get into. The initial idea that he would grow up a petty criminal and just happen to get sent to a juvenile detention camp where the killer is was a step too far.

There were some beautiful passages in the story, but not enough to really keep someone hooked. Towards the end it got interesting – but I can see many readers giving up before this point.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.

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