Title: White is the Coldest Colour (Dr David Galbraith 1)
Author: John Nicholl
Rating: 4 Stars
Thank you to TBC and the author who gave me an ARC of this book on Audible in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't sure if this book was going to be for me when I first started it as the beginning was so horrific, but it quickly pulled me in and kept me riveted throughout. Not an easy read by any means, with a main character you loathe from the start and dark themes of child abuse and murder.
The fact that author John Nicholl draws from his own experience as a police officer and child protection worker only serves to make this psychological thriller even more chilling. With believable characters that you quickly come to care about, 'White Is the Coldest Colour' has twists and turns throughout and is a book that will stay with me for some time to come.
A brilliant, suspense filled debut novel and one that I highly recommend, but I do think it's important to be aware of the delicate and sometimes horrific nature of the subject matter before you begin.
A chilling 4 stars.