"This thrilling murder mystery set in Nigeria bursts with impressive energy, Gaslight sits as a particular favourite with our LoveReading staff."
Oh-so readable, smart as heck, and action-packed while being thoughtful, this is the second in the series featuring investigative psychologist Philip Taiwo. Gaslight is just as convincing, clever, and vibrant as his debut Lightseekers and firmly cements author Femi Kayode, as one to watch. Philip and his family are dragged into the dangerous case of a Bishop who has been charged with his wife’s murder. Intrigue is created from the get-go and continues through the novel as sporadic letters provide an increasing background story. The plot whips into life and there were plenty of suspects on offer, ensuring I was ever alert and prepared. One thing I have particularly enjoyed about these two novels is the inclusion of Philip’s family. The bond and love creates a beautiful balance and allows further insight into Philip’s personality. While Nigeria is personally unknown to me it feels as though I am a part of it as I read, so vividly colourful and enticing, balancing on the knife-edge of humanity as it stretches to expand and prosper. The side story of Philip’s daughter is handled with care and consideration, and knocked on the door of my consciousness. As each section slotted into place, I still wondered at how it would all end and so Gaslight just has to join its sister novel as a LoveReading Star Book. Powerful, provocative and absolutely captivating, Gaslight deserves to fly. Highly recommended.
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|