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Faceless by Vanda Symon

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Orenda Books
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

Worn down by a job he hates, and a stressful family life, middle-aged, middle-class Bradley picks up a teenage escort and commits an unspeakable crime. Now she’s tied up in his warehouse, and he doesn’t know what to do.
Max is homeless, eating from rubbish bins, sleeping rough and barely existing – known for cadging a cigarette from anyone passing, and occasionally even the footpath. Nobody really sees Max, but he has one friend, and she’s gone missing.
In order to find her, Max is going to have to call on some people from his past, and reopen wounds that have remained unhealed for a very long time – and the clock is ticking…


My Thoughts

FACELESS

(of a person) remote and impersonal; anonymous.

Some books are written to make you feel you; raw emotions and impossible to hide from them. This is what this book will make you feel; pain, sadness, angriness… But this is the power the author, Vanda Symon has, the stories she creates are so powerful that you feel part of them. Ready?
This story has multiple characters, all of them important, all of them faceless. Bradley, the middle aged man without a purpose in his life, Billy a young woman that is trying to restore her life and Max, a man with a horrible past that now is living on the streets. How can these different characters be connected? For a horrible decision that Bradley makes, now he doesn’t know what to do with Billy and isn’t aware either that Max will do whatever he can to find her.
This is a fictional story, but felt real; the despair of the characters, the awareness that you did something really bad but don’t know how to repair it… But at the same time, a way to remember that it doesn’t matter what situations we are living in, it’s us who took the last decision, you can not blame anyone but yourself.
This is a must read, fast paced and impossible to put down, but also, this book will not leave you indifferent, remember to breathe after the last page, you’ll need it.
Are you ready to discover “Faceless”?


About The Author

Vanda Symon is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series, which includes Overkill, The Ringmaster, Containment and Bound, hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and has also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award. Overkill was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.