Potential mega hit: Bridgette Powell's debut novel Reflection of Evil, a crime thriller set in Perth and Western Australia
What do you get when you cross a psychic pathologist with an intrepid detective? Throw in a serial killer who preys on young vulnerable women and uses their worst fears against them, and we get Bridgette Powell's Reflection of Evil.
This is the Perth-based writer's debut novel, a crime/psychological thriller set in Perth and Western Australia, a first for such a genre.
Powell's flowing prose and gripping words will have readers on the edge from start to finish. Her descriptions of various locations in and around Western Australia add a unique character to the story.
Places like Perth's elite western suburbs, working-class Midland, scenic Fremantle Beach as well as the treacherous Stirling Ranges are all mentioned in this book. Reflection of Evil appears to herald a new era in detective/crime fiction and could be said to be Western Australia's answer to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
Like the late Swedish author's work, Reflection of Evil and all its possible sequels have potential to be adapted for the screen too. Powell puts a fresh new perspective into murder investigations by introducing the element of spirituality and merging it with physical science.
If anyone thought dead men tell no tales, think again.
You would like this if you liked: The Millennium series by Stieg Larsson
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