Second Sons by David Ylhainen

July 19, 2019

One of my guilty pleasures is reading thriller and mystery books. This book, without any doubt, did not disappoint and is now one of my favorites. If you're looking for a read that is with suspense, adventure and with a bit of mystery, then this is a book you will certainly have fun with. The characters are mostly relatable and well-written. Every chapter leaves a different mark even though it differs from one to the other. 

 

Second Sons by David Ylhainen is the book that I am talking about. This is about the character Mason Krane, a private detective specializing in missing children. When he was five years old, he saw his parents brutally murdered and his brother dragged screaming out of their home. Haunted by the horrors of that night is the reason why Mason chose his career. Though dedicated to his job, Mason's obsession with finding the truth of that night is always on his mind. He has never found any evidence to grant him closure. One day, Mason is hired to investigate the brutal murder of a babysitter and the missing child she was watching. The facts of the case are eerily similar to Mason's own experience, but this time the babysitter has left a clue to her killer's identity. Mason's investigation leads him to unlock the ancient past, create new friendships, and give him visibility into a world that exists only in the deepest nightmares.

 

I always love a good murder mystery. This book was very well-written. I liked the structure. It made sense to me. I like very structured books or books that at least stick to a structure. The first couple parts were really interesting, and I felt swept up in what was going on. This book is not without its heartache. The main character experiences so much trauma in his life, and that obviously takes a toll on him. I really enjoyed the story in this book. I thought it was compelling and had a lot of depth to it. There were a lot of surprises. Ylhainen is indeed a very talented author. I can’t wait to read more of his works. I think this is a great book, and I highly recommend it.

 

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