Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Invisible by Mats Wahl

Yay (conditional, so minus?)
This will appeal to the CSI crowd and those who enjoyed Sixth Sense. It as good as Sixth Sense, but it moves along. I liked the inspector and the twist at the end. Miranda Rights, interviewing a minor without a parent present, and police physicality restrictions might get in the way if it were set in the United States.

Good premise and the shifting perspective was compelling.

Description below (sorry for being lazy and not writing them myself)

Barnes and Noble:
One ordinary Monday morning in May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his high school classroom and discovers that he has become invisible. No one can see him, no one can hear him. In fact, a police detective named Harald Fors arrives at school that very morning to investigate Hilmer’s disappearance. The boy has no idea what’s going on, but he’s frightened, and he’s starting to forget things – including what happened to him a few nights earlier. Detective Fors suspects foul play, and those suspicions lead him – trailed by the ghostlike presence of Hilmer – to a group of skinheads. These unpopular, disaffected kids are very vocal about their Nazi sympathies. But how does Hilmer’s life intersect with theirs? As Fors scours the village and interviews area residents for clues, he begins to piece together the puzzle of Hilmer’s disappearance. Meanwhile Hilmer waits, silently, to discover what has happened to him.


At August 30, 2007 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Patty said...

I read this one awhile ago, but I do remember it as being compelling. It was a good thriller but not a heart-pounding page turner. I'm going to give it a NAY.


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