Lightseekers

A huge thank you to Laura for my advanced copy of this book. This is published 4th Feb 2021.

Lightseekers by [Femi Kayode]

Winner of the 2019 UEA Crime Writing Prize, Lightseekers is the start of a major new crime series introducing investigative psychologist Dr Philip Taiwo.

When three young students are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, their killings – and their killers – are caught on social media. The world knows who murdered them; what no one knows is why.
As the legal trial begins, investigative psychologist Philip Taiwo is contacted by the father of one of the boys, desperate for some answers to his son’s murder. But Philip is an expert in crowd behaviour and violence, not a detective, and after travelling to the sleepy university town that bore witness to the killings, he soon feels dramatically out of his depth.

Will he finally be able to uncover the truth of what happened to the Okiri Three?

This is an intense read from the very beginning. The beginning has completely captured and demanded my attention.

The novel is beautifully written, compelling and filled with culture. This is a read that I have loved more than I had expected.

I sat with the intention of reading a couple of chapters but found myself devouring cover to cover.

I have found this book is filled with interesting characters, culture and it is slightly disturbing in parts. However, I have adored this book from beginning to end. This is without a doubt a five star read. I cannot wait to read more by this author and will be highly recommending this book.

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