A review by alexampersand
The Search Party by Simon Lelic


I think I would have enjoyed this more without reading all the rave reviews they plastered over the covers and inside pages... Was it "intricately plotted" and "twisty"? and "unpredictable"? Not in the slightest, which meant I kept waiting for those parts to kick in.

Instead, it was a pretty standard mystery thriller, but told through flashback witness testimonies. And it was fine, although I got about halfway through and couldn't help wondering when something would actually happen. 

The big "reveal" at the end felt a little underwhelming, and for a second I wasn't sure whether I had misread something, or the author had made a mistake, or we were supposed to have been 'tricked' by something. 

So... fine, all in all.