My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standing up and welcoming everyone to the spiritualist church is something Patrick McLaughlin does most evenings. Most of the faces in the audience are familiar to him, except one. David Hopkirk walks into the West End Spiritualist church in Glasgow and slits his own throat in the middle of a demonstration. Buy why?
Patrick is then catapulted into a case, which sees the death of a child, a failed court case and a family torn apart.
Soon Patrick will have all the pieces of the puzzle but will he be able to fit them together in time?
One thing I really like with novellas is that it gives one the chance to see if a series will work for you or not. There are several times when I have read a novella and afterward decided to buy a book in the series because I liked the novella so much.
The Suicide Plan starts off with Patrick McLaughlin getting the shock of his life when David Hopkirk walks into the West End Spiritualist church in Glasgow and slits his throat before Patrick's eyes. Since Patrick is a medium can see ghosts and it doesn't take long for David to reach out to Patrick to plead with him to find out who killed his son. Can Patrick find out the truth about the death of David's son and also find peace for David and his son in the afterlife?
The Suicide Plan is a short novella, it doesn't take a long time to read it and with few characters in the story isn't the outcome of the story a complete surprise. However, it's more than a crime story, it's a study in relationships and consequences (with a paranormal angle). How selfish decisions can ruin everything. It's in the essence a very tragic story.
I found Patrick McLaughlin to be an interesting character. As a fan of paranormal books did I really like this short novella and it would be interesting to read a book in this series to really get to know Patrick McLaughlin and get a really meaty story.
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire.
She is the writer of a supernatural crime series based in Glasgow, which she writes under the pen name of Emma L Clapperton.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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