05:36 – 07:00
’05:36: a girl runs up the steep slope of Lion’s Head. The sound of her running shoes urgent on the broad footpath’s gravel.
At this moment, as the sun’s rays pick her out like a searchlight against the mountain, she is the image of carefree grace. Seen from behind, her dark plait bounces against the little rucksack. Her neck is deeply tanned against the powder blue of her T-shirt. There is energy in the rhythmic stride of her long legs in denim shorts. She personifies athletic youth – vigorous, healthy, focused.
Until she stops and looks back over her left shoulder. Then the illusion disintegrates. There is anxiety in her face. And utter exhaustion.’
After my review of South African author, Deon Meyer’s book ‘Devil’s Peak’, I was contacted by the publisher Hodder & Stoughton, to request that I read and review his latest book ‘Thirteen Hours’. This book is therefore a free to review copy, sent to me by said publisher.
After just one adventure, I am already a fan of Deon Meyer‘s character – detective Benny Griessel, so I am looking forward to getting started on this book, to see where his latest case takes me.
As usual, those first few lines are already beginning to set the scene and making me want to read more.
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