Title: Out of the Ashes
Author: Vicky Newham
Pages: 400 pages (Hardcover)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: May 30, 2019
Publisher: HQ|An imprint of Harper
A tragic accident – or a ruthless killer?
When a flash mob on Brick Lane is interrupted by a sudden explosion, DI Maya Rahman dashes to the scene. A fire is raging through one of the city’s most infamous streets, the sight of Maya’s childhood home. And the discovery of two charred bodies in the burnt-out building transforms an arson attack into a murder case.
With witnesses too caught up in the crowd to have seen anything useful, Maya is facing a complex investigation without a single lead. And, when reports of a second, even more horrifying crime land on Maya’s desk, it’s obvious there’s more at stake than she could ever have imagined. She must find the answers – before all of East London goes up in flames.
I’m currently on a thriller reading spree and ‘Out of the Ashes‘ by Vicky Newham is the hot new, impressive and completely immersive thriller in town that worked it’s pull on me. It’s a page turner that leaves you breathless.
It keeps you guessing on the suspects and the motives! The twists and turns are effortless and does not seem forced. The characters are multi cultural and multi layered. Even being a fast paced plot driven book, the character arcs specially that of our protagonist DI Maya is fascinating. Cultural exploration of not only the characters but of London and East End itself adds an unique taste to the story.
The writing and details are original. I’m definitely looking forward to read more of Vicky Newham’s novel from now.
My Rating: 4/5
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