Today it’s a pleasure to share my review for Mr Nice by John Nicholl, if you like a crime thriller that veers towards the dark side then I may have just the book for you, but first the book description.
Your worst nightmare is about to come true…
When Megan discovers that her young daughter is missing, she thinks that her ex-husband is to blame.
But was it someone else entirely?
Someone out for revenge? Someone with a grudge?
As DI Laura Kesey begins her investigation, she discovers that the case is infinitely more wicked than she could ever have imagined.
The clock is ticking.
The search is on.
But will Kesey find Lottie before it’s too late?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The greater the evil, the deadlier the game.
Once again John Nicholls twisted imagination holds no bounds, and his latest offering Mr Nice is a chiller thriller with an evil presence that comes in the shape of a protagonist that will give you the heebie-jeebies, and a few sleepless nights! A child being abducted is every parents worse nightmare, it must be incredibly difficult for parents in this position not to think the worse, especially when the child isn’t found, and the days turn into weeks. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak and pain parents go through when dealing with a child’s abduction. Mr Nice by John Nicholl tackles the difficult subject of child abduction and plays on the worse fears of parents. This book is definitely not one I would recommend to those of a nervous disposition, it’s a grim read at times, and some scenes are very dark.
The mystery of the person who abducted Lottie is known throughout the book. This means Mr Nice takes a very dark turn from the the start. By revealing their identity it gives the author plenty of time to get inside the mind of his protagonist, it’s not pretty view, it’s ugly, stomach churning, and repulsive. Here’s a person who enjoys inflicting pain and humiliation on his victims, as for the scenes with the abductor’s mother, they freaked me out, they are spine chillingly creepy to say the least!
I really felt for Lottie’s mother, Megan, she’s left vulnerable, broken and terrified following the abduction of her daughter. To add to her nightmare the abductor enjoys nothing more than taunting her, these are the scenes I found incredibly unsettling, as the abductor feeds on Megan’s vulnerability, by playing mind games that are cruel and beyond evil. Mr Nice is a relatively short read at 258 pages, but I thought it was the perfect length for the plot, as it doesn’t allow the tension of the plot to waiver. This book reminded me of one of the authors earlier books White Is The Coldest Colour, Dark, gritty and spine chilling.
- Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (17 Mar. 2020)
My thanks to the author for a copy in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.