The Drowned Detective

The Drowned Detective

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Jonathan is a private detective in a decaying eastern European city. He is drowning in his work, his failing marriage and the corrupt landscape that surrounds him. One day, he is approached by an elderly couple to investigate the disappearance of their daughter, who has been missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the faded photograph of a little girl the couple press on him - the same age as his own daughter - he feels compelled to find her. Then one night, as he is contemplating his troubled marriage, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel on the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, a woman who suddenly jumps into the icy water below. As Jonathan plunges after her he finds himself dragged into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue and the city he thought he knew becomes strange, mysterious and threatening.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781408865149
1408865149
9781408865156
1408865157
9781632864468
1632864460
Branch Call Number: FICTION JORDAN NEIL
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 25 cm

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uncommonreader
Apr 18, 2018

This novel could only be written by an Irish writer - a country with fairy circles. It is a ghost story with a nod to Kafka in its setting in an Eastern European city. Somewhat surreal, a study of jealousy. Despite the need to suspend belief, I enjoyed the book.

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theequ1nn
Aug 24, 2016

more filler than thriller

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