Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Back from Gilly Macmillan’s incredibly gripping debut, ‘What She Knew’, is Inspector Jim Clemo, freshly released from his requisite counselling and assigned a low priority case that quickly becomes high priority. Jim Clemo investigates when an unfortunate accident leaves Noah, a British boy in a coma. But Abdi, the Somali refugee at the heart of the case, is refusing to talk.
Set against the backdrop of social tensions in Bristol, this is an excellent psychological literary story that will make you think about the way we perceive what happens around us. I enjoyed that it wasn’t a straightforward suspense novel and wove controversial topics into the story. Really fantastic read that kept me engaged right up to the very end.