The Last White Man
By Mosin Hamid
A bizarre and thought-provoking tale in which protagonist, Anders, awakes one day to find that his race has changed. Overnight his white skin has darkened and, with this transformation, comes a sea change in the way he is treated in the unnamed middle American town he calls home. But Anders soon realises he is not the only one as each and every white man undergoes the same transformation.
No explanation is given for the phenomenon, it’s almost as if this is just a by the by and the purpose of the book is to force the reader to examine their own reactions to imagining such a scenario while negotiating those of Mosin Hamid’s characters.
For lovers of the crime/thriller genre, a new offering from this New York Times bestselling author is always cause for celebration. Girl, Forgotten, once again, features newly qualified US Marshal Andrea Oliver but the story is a standalone, so you don’t have to have read the earlier Pieces of Her.
It’s prom night in Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughan gets ready for what should be the night of her life. But Emily has a secret and, by the end of the night, death ensures she never shares it. Friends and Emily’s wealthy family close ranks and the investigation stalls leaving the killer to walk free. Now, 40 years later, Andrea is sent to the town on an unrelated assignment and is determined to solve the mystery.