Sunday, 25 December 2016

Holding: Graham Norton review

Holding


By: Graham Norton
Rating: 4 Star

Holding is Graham Norton's first fiction novel. It is a classic murder mystery set in a sleepy Irish village called Duneen.




I started off reading the novel expecting it to have elements of comedy or other elements that I would recognize from Graham Norton the presenter.

That simply isn't the case though. This is a tender, well-paced novel that centers on the inhabitants of Duneen and it's lead protagonist Sergeant PJ Collins who finds himself thrown into the spotlight when a body is found on a building site.

Despite Duneen being a sleepy village, there is sufficient mystery and suspense in this novel to keep you guessing through to the end who is telling the truth and who is lying.

An excellent writing debut, 4 Star.