The Reckoning By Sue Walker.
Thirty years ago, eleven-year-old Miller McAllister's father, Douglas, was locked up for killing three teenage girls on the tiny Scottish island of Fidra. Now Douglas is dead and Miller - always believing in his father's guilt - returns home to bury him and his crimes forever.
But Miller's father has one last surprise for his son, along with the legal papers concerning the case there is a letter written by Douglas on his deathbed. A letter that turns Miller's world upside-down. Was he wrong about his father's guilt all these years? Was Douglas the victim of a miscarriage of justice? And if so. who was the real killer - and where is he now?
You know when you get one of those crime novels that grips you till the end, full of mystery and suspense? Well, sadly, isn't one of them.
Badly written with some extracts printed in italics that were so small and faint they were almost unreadable. The characters were badly drawn, unrealistic and, on the whole, quite one dimensional, their actions, especially those of the main character, Miller, unconvincing.
The plot, meanwhile, was extremely thin with nothing of any real relevance happening until more than half way through and then it wasn't until the last fifty or so pages that things became clear or as clear as they got in this book. Even then it was all a bit of a let down with so many questions left to be answered. A real disappointment.