Book Reviews

What Time Is It? #TheCurfew by T.M. Logan

Title: The Curfew
Author: T.M. Logan
Publisher: Zaffre
Date of publication: 17th March 2022
Genre: Mystery & Thriller

I should have known something was wrong. I should have sensed it. Felt it in the air, like the build-up of pressure before a thunderstorm, that heavy, loaded calm.

The curfew
Andy and Laura are good parents. They tell their son Connor that he can go out with friends to celebrate completing his exams, but he must be home by midnight.

The lie
When Connor misses his curfew, it sets off a series of events that will change the lives of five families forever.

The truth?
Because five teenagers went into the woods that night, but only four came out. And telling the truth might mean losing everything…

What would you do?

Did I like the book? 

I always enjoy T.M. Logan so I was over the moon to be able to read The Curfew ahead of its publication *happy dance* The author always delivers enjoyable thrillers that keep your mind busy. I love the mundane settings, the family drama, the secrets, everything is tied together in a very entertaining way!

Did I enjoy reading it?

Absolutely! I was happy that the main protagonist was the father. What a great change! We always get the single woman or the mother, so yes to more male main protagonists in this kind of thrillers. High five to Tim for choosing to tell the story through Andy’s point of view along with some other voices adding layers along the way. 

What did I feel?

Glad I don’t have kids so don’t have to set a curfew! 🤣 T.M. Logan digs into what it means to be a parent, with the regrets, fears, and responsibilities that go with it. Your boy is in trouble, what do you do? 

Connor, the beloved son of Andy and Laura, went out with his friends into the woods, and now one of them is missing. Not original, you might say, but I really enjoyed how annoying it was to get any information from Connor. Try forcing a teenager to talk to his parents….!!! I was just as frustrated as Andy, and couldn’t help but wonder how far they should go to protect him if he didn’t even try to clear his name? Andy’s desperation to understand what had happened and save his son was touching and will most likely resonate with any parent. 

I think my favorite character is Connor’s sister Harry, computer whizz with a big heart! The array of characters gives the plot an extra layer of mystery, and the brothers/cousins relationships is just the cherry on top to sprinkle more shades on the mystery! 

The ending was satisfying, even though I was expecting something different. 

How would I describe it?

Perfect for a TV adaptation

Anything else to add? 

I am glad I don’t have kids! Too much worrying!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I’d like to thank Tracy for inviting me to be part of this tour and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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