Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger.
Neatly constructed, interspersing podcast transcriptions among third-person chapters that describe various characters’ past and present actions. The podcast device induces a surprising intimacy, while the other sections are full of sharp detail. In other words, Ms. Macmillan is one heck of a good writer.
A compelling flashback-and-present-day mystery ... fans of British mysteries or of cold-case procedurals are the natural audience for this strongly written outing ... it may also appeal to devotees of the many true-crime podcasts out there today.