REVIEW - WHITE IS THE COLDEST COLOUR: AA GRIPPING DARK PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE THRILLER BY JOHN NICHOLL
White is the Coldest Colour: A gripping dark psychological suspense thriller (Re-edited edition) (Dr David Galbraith Book 1)
by John Nicholl
4 stars out of 5
When I decided to read and review this book, I didn’t check the blurb or other reviews and therefore I wasn’t really prepared and didn’t know what to expect. Therefore, the first chapter was quite shocking. The author simply dived in one of the darkest experiences of a human being, at the same time, presenting the protagonist – a deranged, egocentric psychopath. David Galbraith – is presented as a pedophile initially but along the action, the reader can see that he is much more. A pedophile’s vile actions are normally limited at children of a certain age while Galbraith enjoys tormenting physically and mentally adults as well.
In my reviews, I always try to reveal as little as possible about the action. It wouldn’t be fair for the next readers to spoil the outcome for them. That’s what I am going to do now as well. However, I can say that the action is fast-paced enough and there are some twists although some of the events are predictable enough. I have to admit that the author’s experience leads in creating realistic though gruesome instances.
The characters are developed enough, although the antagonist is more fleshed-out than the inspector. The inspector is an interesting character but, in my opinion, there’s not much difference between him and other similar characters. He seems to be the same kind of detective, with the same reasoning as many other detectives. He doesn’t stand out.
Nevertheless, the author succeeded in creating a very good story and an outstanding villain. Considering his previous experience, I’d say this book is an eye opener. It is not for everyone but I recommend it to anyone can read it.
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