by Peter James
Peter James has been around for quite a while, but I hadn’t heard of him until recently when I was given this particular book by someone who thought it was up my street.
And I’m glad they did, because it is!
At the heart of the story is a young archaeologist who finds herself at the centre of a series of inexplicable events that leave her in fear of either her sanity or her life – or possibly both.
When young Frannie Monsanto bumps into a handsome man and his son at a railway station, little does she suspect this her life is about to change for good. But is it just coincidence that their paths cross that day, or is there something more sinister at work?
As Frannie begins to unravel the secrets that lie in his families past, her nerve and her desire are put to the test. She must also look into her own past and, ultimately, face the horror that she has unleashed upon those she loves the most.
“Prophesy” is a supernatural thriller that keeps the reader gripped from the very beginning. There is no let up in the pace of the book, and you can see why he is now writing crime novels. There are hints and clues to what is going on, but they are very subtle.
A really good book from a good writer.