The Eleventh Letter by Tom Tomaszewski
Published by Dodo Ink on 25th October 2016
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies
When Chris Katiwa began packing to move to a new premise, he didn’t think that finding some old tapes would stir up a load of memories. The tapes played the interviews between him an eager psychotherapist and Louise a young woman involved in a missing persons/murder case in Italy. Added to this is a mysterious woman who is rescued by Chris when she is outside his office in the heavy snow storm.
The author had a way of telling story, they kept me hooked from the beginning. The idea of the interview tapes was a good way to tell Louise’s story and you could just imagine listening to her voice whilst wondering if she was responsible for her friend’s demise. Jumping to the time of the interviews we then follow Chris in his quest to get to the bottom of the mystery and to prove Louise’s innocence. Whilst reading I was on the edge of my seat as I was expecting something to happen. The introduction of Asha and Josephine was unexpected and I was surprised of their true identity. The way the story was laid out helped develop the main character as the young Chris in Italy was very unsure of his skill and lent a lot on his mentor, whilst when he got older and was working in Harley Street, he was confident in his abilities
With the story line incorporating London, Italy and the interview with Louise, you would expect this to be a confusing read, but it wasn’t, each chapter told you exactly when and where it was set.
It is hard to pigeon hole this book into one particular genre, but I would say that this is a Suspense Ghost story, that will keep you gripped. I will definitely look out for more from this author