Feb 03, 2012 12:50 AM EDT
The Invisible Ones
by A N Wilson, Reader’s Digest UK
It would take far longer than this space to explain the dense plot of this highly impressive thriller, which starts with one of the narrators drugged and paralyzed in the hospital. Ray Lovell is a small-time private investigator who’d been tracking down a missing Romany woman. But as the story of her life proves ever more complicated, Ray is also forced to confront his own demons — with alcohol, with marital betrayal, and with his feelings about being half-Romany himself. A terrific novel, with much disturbing wisdom amid the thrills.