A Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani is the sequel to The Missing File. This crime writer takes the interesting facts of criminal cases and combines it with psychological intrigue to create memorable novels that you’ll want to keep reading long after you had intended to.
“Haunted by the past and his own limitations, Israeli Detective Avraham Avraham must stop a criminal ruthless enough to target children in this evocative and gripping tale of mystery and psychological suspense that is the follow-up to The Missing File, the acclaimed first novel in D. A. Mishani’s literary crime series that was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award.
An explosive device is found in a suitcase near a daycare center in a quiet suburb of Tel Aviv. A few hours later, a threat is received: the suitcase was only the beginning.
Inspector Avraham Avraham, back in Israel after a much-needed vacation, is assigned to the investigation. Tormented by the trauma and failure of his past case, Avraham is determined not to make the same mistakes—especially with innocent lives at stake. He may have a break when one of the suspects, a father of two, appears to have gone on the run. Is he the terrorist behind the threat? Is he trying to escape Avraham’s intense investigation? Or perhaps he’s fleeing a far more terrible crime that no one knows has been committed?
No matter how much Avraham wants to atone for the past, redemption may not be possible—not when he’s entangled in a case more deceptive and abominable than any he’s ever faced.” – A Possibility of Violence
A Possibility of Violence is a captivating read in this genre. I’m fascinated by criminal case or investigative stories, and this one does not disappoint! This story is a race for one man trying to save the lives of countless lives. Full of plot twists, this novel keeps the reader entertained.
I found the characters to be interesting and the location of the story to be prime for such a crime novel. I also appreciate the author’s writing style of being straightforward and not filling it with useless fluff. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel and would definitely read more in this series. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good crime novel.
* Thank you to the publisher of A Possibility of Violence, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.