Monday, September 8, 2008

EXECUTION LULLABY - Nigel Latta

Execution Lullaby

My review


rating: 5 of 5 stars
Simon Chase is on death row for the murder of seven teenage girls. Execution Lullaby is told from his point of view. It quickly become apparent that Simon didn't murder the girls, but he is complicit.


The story follows Simon's blissfully happy marriage to his wife, until he discovers a terrible secret.

The blurb for the book asks the question "how far would you go for the one you love?" and gives Simon's answer.

Nigel Latta is a clinical psychologist who specialises in assessing and treating sex offenders. It's dark place he has to visit on a regular basis and EXECUTION LULLABY reflects that. It's a compelling read if you have the stomach for it, with a very clever twist at the end. I found EXECUTION LULLABY unputdownable.


2 comments:

maxine said...

Sounds good, Sunnie. I don't usually like "death row" books, but this one seems like one to make an exception!

Sunnie Gill said...

It's not usually my thing either, Maxine.

Nigel was a guest speaker at the Crime and Justice Festival in Melbourne in July.

He spoke about his work as a clinical psychologist and his book INTO THE DARKLANDS.

Nigel was outspoken, profane and very entertaining.
Some info about him and his Darklands book Here