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This is a mystery thriller that made me wonder and think quite a bit not only about what was going to happen next but also about what would happen to some of the characters. It is an unforgettable story that lingers with you for a while even after you have read the story. It is a story that has breath and depth.
Jim Godwin was a man who tried hard to live a life that was not transparent. He tried to even do the honorable thing from time to time. All he wanted was a part-time job to put a bit of money on the table. But instead, he just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He was dragged into the underbelly of a world that he didn’t expect.
This world was anything but calm and peaceful. His job was anything but straightforward. He was bullied and manipulated. He kept putting up with all the turmoil and destructive things that they said and did to him until he snapped and decided to stop being the pushover and be the bully himself.
This is a story that a lot of people will be able to relate to in today’s day and age. There are so many people who seem to be psychologically and sometimes even physically hurt and abused by manipulative and destructive people. And it is all too human to feel like getting back at these people and giving them a bit of their own toxic fumes and abuse.
This story is well-paced, and it has some comic elements. The plot is intriguing, and it leaves one wondering what will happen next. The scenes are poignant and well-illustrated. I read this story quickly the first time. But then I reread it in order to pick up some of the subtleties and nuances. I can’t wait to read Williams’ next book.