Adventure, Mystery

Windfall: A Henry Lysyk Mystery by Byron T.D. Smith

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The book is still up to request on NetGalley as of the writing of this post!

There are layers to enjoy in this book. The first is the factual background on which the author based his story. This was fascinating to learn about, and in a world where information is supposed to be at our fingertips, it must haunt the people who try to get to the bottom of this particular cold case. Also, the way that that story unfolded towards the end (in this fictional book) was unexpected. Given the cryptic red herrings dropped along the way, I was extremely sure that things would turn out differently ( Maybe I was right about just one aspect – but on the whole, that wouldn’t count).

Then we have the layer of what our lead protagonist is in semi-hiding for. The way things seem to revolve around him and drag him into the narrative was a good way to get a feel for the character. Finally, the emotional and people bonding layers was well done. We have different ways that everyone is part of a found family, and it made the reading easy and smooth. 

This is a story of people in hiding for various reasons until someone comes to shake the status quo with disastrous consequences. I do not want to say anything more specific about the storyline because it would probably reveal things that would spoil the reading experience. I am not sure if this is set up to be the first of a series, but if yes, I would definitely revisit this part of Vancouver.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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