It’s a great honour today to be able share my review as part of the blog tour for Peter May’s The Man With No Face.
Set amidst the political and social turmoil of the 1970s, in Brussels, the beating heart of the new Europe to which, at that time, Britain had just committed itself, The Man With No Face follows the story of a high-ranking member of the British government who is murdered, witnessed only by an autistic child with extraordinary artistic ability. Her only means of communicating what she sees is by drawing the killer. Interrupted before completing the details of the face, she cannot be persuaded to finish it. But can the killer afford to take the risk that she won’t?
The Man With No Face is a fast paced political thriller that had me hooked from page one. Anyone who has read any of May’s books will know how utterly absorbed you become in the story and this one is no different.
I’ll admit when I saw the word political I wasn’t sure how I would take to this story, I mean everywhere you turn just now there’s something about politics being reported but being set back in the late 70’s this had a different feel to it, also the setting is portrayed wonderfully.
The characters come alive and I couldn’t help feeling attached to a couple of them, I won’t say anymore as I know if you read this book you’ll see what I mean.
The Man With No Face really brought out the emotions, anger, fear and sadness to name a few. It’s an addictive read, it’s one of those that you say just one more chapter but just can’t stop.
The only criticism I have about this book is that it ended. Even though it comes to a conclusion I wanted more, I wanted to keep on reading so I think we can safely say that I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be recommending it.