NetGalley Review - Burnt Paper Sky

Burnt Paper Sky - Gilly MacMillan

Burnt Paper Sky is a fast paced psychological thriller about a young boy who goes missing while out with his mother.

One thing I really liked about this novel, was that instead of the main focus being on the suffering of the missing child, it instead focussed on the mother and the detective working of the case. The story shows the impact a missing child has on his parents and the police involved in trying to find him. I loved the way it also showed how the media and the general public reacted to certain details and behaviours of the family and police.

The characters are well developed and likeable. This novel has an interesting plot that will have you changing your mind about various characters before you make it to the end.

There was one moment referring to a picture drawn by the child that led to me having tears in my eyes. As an insomniac myself, I thought the description of Jim’s insomnia and the physical and mental impact it had on him was beautifully described. I only wish I didn’t relate to it.

I recommend this to fans of crime and psychological thrillers.

I would like to thank the publisher, Little, Brown Book Group UK for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.