Minette Walter’s The Devil’s Feather, is a gripping read into the life of journalist, Connie Burns who hides away after being abducted in Iraq. Throughout the book, we find out what really happened and what she’s actually hiding from.
I was drawn into this immediately. The character of Connie, and more so, her antagonist, were both intriguing and diverse characters. We later come to meet Jess, Peter and Madeleine who were equally as interesting. This is very much a character-based novel, surrounded around some deeply disturbing secrets.
The climax of the novel came too early, and that was probably its only downfall. In fact, there were two pivotal moments that were absorbing; but it left the end a little flat.
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