In the Gare do Oriente, a body sits, slumped, in a stationary train. A high-profile man appears to have died by throwing himself repeatedly against the glass. But according to witnesses, he may not have done this of his own accord.
Lisbon 2021. A small percentage of the population are diagnosed as Gifted. Along with the power comes stigma and suspicion.
In a prejudiced city, Gifted Inspector Isabel Reis is hiding her own secrets while putting her life on the line to stop an ingenious killer.
A violent and mysterious crime. Suspected Gifted involvement. A city baying for blood. And a killer who has only just begun . . .
I loved this. Speculative crime fiction with some superb writing and an eclectic, engaging group dynamic of characters who you invest in very early on.
In a world where a portion of the population are gifted, monitored and often facing prejudice, one detective who is gifted herself, gets embroiled in some odd and violent murders..
This plot is so addictive and the world building has you believing every word. As an allegory it also works beautifully allowing exploration of social issues within a vibrant and ever shifting perspective.
The Colours of Death is also wildly entertaining and a right old page turner. I didn’t want it to end and I’m hoping for plenty more to come.