Gilly MacMillan | Odd Child Out

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The Book:

Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2) by Gilly MacMillan, 2017

The Characters:

Noah, Abdi
DI Jim Clemo


The Plot (from Goodreads):

Best friends Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable.  But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol’s Feeder Canal, Abdi can’t–or won’t–tell anyone what happened.

Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident.  But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle.  Noah is British.  Abdi is a Somali refugee.   And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol.  Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth.  Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.

Because the truth hurts.

Click here for book spoilers for <em>Odd Child Out</em>
Book spoilers ahead–if you haven’t yet read Odd Child Out, I suggest you turn back now.

The Spoilers:

Abdi didn’t cause Noah’s death; Noah had planned to kill himself that night to take control of his terminal cancer diagnosis. Abdi’s disappearance had nothing to do with Noah. He had overheard from his parents that he was conceived when his mother was raped. He was trying to track down the rapist. The detective, Jim, found Abdi and he was fine.

The Review:

I found this one to be quite a bit slower than the previous Jim Clemo book. Still interesting, but not as thrilling or suspenseful.

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