Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones

A thrill-a-minute, compelling eyeopener of gristly street life  from alternating points of view. The initial use of a second person viewpoint not only pulls the reader into the suspense quickly, but gives the reader a sense that the story is unfolding with him in it. How the two main characters came to fall under the rules of the street is part of the mystery that is slowly revealed, even as another one overlaps it. The use of “street” names and real names is also used effectively to reveal character, and the importance of trust and friendship between two unlike compatriots. Great, tense, writing...realistic but not too grizzly. Still, it’s a heart-pounder. There’s probably a movie in there somewhere.       © Stephanie Moody 2011