Review: Ask the Dark by Henry Turner
Billy Zeets has a story to tell.
About being a vandal and petty thief.
About missing boys and an elusive killer.
And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth.
Gripping and powerful, this masterful debut novel comes to vivid life through the unique voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I thought the book was okay. I liked how this young boy tried to take care of his family and in the process solve the crime of missing boys.
This story is told through Billy and everything is told through his eyes and what is going on in the town. How he acts, how people portray him.
Billy is a young boy who comes from the "wrong" side of the tracks so to speak everyone in town knows who he is because he has found himself in trouble, or doing things to people's property. Now when one boy goes missing and the town goes under curfew Billy finds it exicting to break it. While he does this he finds the a body. This sets off a chain of events.
Billy's father is going to lose the house and Billy attempts to help find a way to save his home. He walks through town asking people if he can mow yards, clean gutters pretty much whatever he can do to get money the "good" way.
Now during all this another boy goes missing and slowly but surly Billy believe he knows who is doing it, but he doesn't want to say anything in fear of getting in trouble.
As the story progresses Billy finds himself in trouble with this person and he ends up a hero. Because of his actions good things are going to come his way. If you like to read about serial killers, but without all the blood and gore, a hero who helps save the day. I say get this story.
Now it take some getting use to with the dialect that was used. I didn't know if Billy was a southerner, or if this story was told in a different year. There was also no quotation marks when people talked. So that at times through me off as to who was saying what.