Odd Child Out
A NovelBook - 2017
From NYT bestselling author of WHAT SHE KNEW comes a whip-smart domestic suspense about the secrets families tell one another.
How well do you know the people you love…?
Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.
Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.
Because the truth hurts.
Investigating the death of a man who may have been a casualty of a prank gone wrong, detective Jim Clemo is rapidly embroiled in an escalating public debate surrounding the victim, a British youth; and his best friend, a Somali refugee who is unwilling or unable to reveal what happened. 25,000 first printing.
Investigating the death of a man who may have been a casualty of a prank gone wrong, detective Jim Clemo is embroiled in a public debate surrounding the victim and his best friend, a Somali refugee who is unwilling or unable to reveal what happened.