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THE BOY ON THE WIRE ALASTAIR BRUCE

September 17, 2015

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THE BOY ON THE WIRE ALASTAIR BRUCE

Intense, powerful, and deeply unsettling

In 1983 Paul Hyde, aged ten, dies falling from a ledge in the mountains of the Karoo. His older brother Peter, who falls at the same time, survives but loses all memory of the event. The youngest brother, John, is the only witness. Many years later, John is living in London. He and his wife Rachel, who knows nothing of the tragedy of his past and nothing of his family. But when Peter appears in London and claims his memory is returning.  In spite of himself, John returns to South Africa and begins to question his own recollection home of the tragedy. A haunting, stark exploration of truth, memory and guilt, which forces us to ask can we ever trust our own memories?
MY REVIEW
I really enjoyed every page.

This is a story of three ordinary loving brothers that were going to jump from high rocks into the water. A tragedy happens. Which brother is telling the truth into the secret of their young brother’s death. The boy on the wire shows how quickly an ordinary family life can take one dark fatal turn and nothing is never the same after.  There is a tangle of excitement to this roller coaster dark tale to find the truth.  Highly recommend.

 

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