The Gate In The Fence by Bob Menzies


 The Gate In The Fence by Bob Menzies is a contemporary crime suspense that intrigued me from the start.

This had a cleverly constructed plotline which I did not predict. The perpetrator revealed themselves at the start but the ‘why’ was not obvious. As the reader hangs on, all will be revealed in due course.

We see that human beings are a complex mix – not so much black and white but a murky grey. Lines of morality blur between what is acceptable and what is not. We see that people are not wholly ‘good’ or wholly ‘bad.’

The action takes place in a suburban neighbourhood but what goes on behind closed doors is far from ordinary and expected.

The Gate In The Fence did have scenes that I was not comfortable with and which I skipped over. This did not detract from my understanding of the story. I do understand that the level of detail was for realism and that some readers do like to be given all the details.

The Gate In The Fence was an intriguing read with a hook that drew the reader in, and an outcome that was unpredictable.

I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

A word of caution: If you are of a sensitive nature, this is not the book for you. There are scenes of a graphic nature that some readers might not like.


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