Sunday, 23 September 2018

#BlogTour: The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran @FaberBooks #TheInfiniteBlacktop

Published by Faber & Faber on 20th September 2018. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and inviting me on to the blog tour. 

Driven off the desert road and left for dead, Claire DeWitt knows that it is someone from her past trying to kill her, she just doesn't know who. Making a break for it from the cops who arrive on the scene, she sets off in search of the truth, or whatever version of it she can find. But perhaps the biggest mystery of all lies deeper than that, somewhere out there on the ever rolling highway of life.
Set between modern day Las Vegas and LA, The Infinite Blacktop sees Claire at her lowest point yet, wounded and disorientated, but just about hanging on.
Too smart for her own good, too damaged to play by the rules, too crazy for most - have you got what it takes to follow the self-appointed 'best detective in the world'?

My Thoughts:

Well as you know I like different and The Infinite Black Top is certainly that. It features self proclaimed World's Best Detective Claire Dewitt. The Infinite Blacktop is part of a series and I feel that I would have benefited from reading the previous books but nevertheless enjoyed my first introduction to this authors writing. 

Someone is after Claire, they have deliberately crashed into her car and Claire is determined to find out who. She must evade the ambulance and police to find out who did this. Claire DeWitt is definitely a renegade that doesn't follow the rules. Probably one of the most interesting detectives I have come across in years. Think of Nancy Drew but older and if she was on acid.

I adored the way that Sara Gran writes, it had an originality to it that stuck in my mind. There are flashbacks to previous mysteries but everything was intertwined and whilst I wondered where things were going, it soon became clear. 

Sara Gran is a rare talent and this multi faceted novel is a testament to that.

Breathtakingly good.  


About the Author:
Sara Gran is the author of the novels Dope, Come Closer, Saturn's Return to New York, and the Claire DeWitt series.

Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and as many languages. She also writes for TV and film and occasionaly writes other things.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, now living in California, Ms. Gran has worked with books as a writer, bookseller, and collector for most of her career.

You can find out more: https://www.worldsbestdetective.com
Please do have a look at the other stops on the blog tour.

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