Too Many Rivers

Too Many Rivers to Cross is a story about county lines, drug dealing and murder. When a young boy is found dead, his body in a wheelie bin. Superintendent Alan Banks and his team investigate the murder. With nothing on file to say who he is. Having escaped his country, he finds himself involved in the drug’s trade. Another body, a drug addict, and a indecent attack on a young girl, in the park, we are led down many paths to who the true killer is.

Zelda is brought in as an advisor, and this is another path we take with her. A life of torture, there are two men she recognises from the investigation. She follows one of the men, intent on revenge. Does she have it in her to take revenge on the man, who raped, and forced her into a life of prostitution?

I thought the way they portrayed this female character was amazing. Her PTSD, and nightmares felt real to me. Her life is calm on the outside, but inside, fear has her life in a grip. She uses music to help her. Now living in England, with her partner, she faces the dilemma of her previous life. She cannot forget her past, is safer in the present.

The ending, although not unsurprising, showed that it isn’t just the criminals who have something to hide. The next book, Not Dark Yet, will definitely be something I want to read. I want to find out what happens to Zelda, and hope she can hold on to her future happiness.

I give this book five out of five stars.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

2 thoughts on “Too Many Rivers

  1. Wow, such an evocative and deeply moving review! You captured my attention right away and transported me straight into the world of DCI Alan Banks and Zelda, a courageous survivor fighting against all odds. The way her PTSD manifests as nightmares made me feel an almost visceral connection to her character. It truly highlights the power of fiction, allowing us to connect with human experiences beyond ourselves.

    As someone who loves police procedural mysteries, I relished every detail of the criminal investigation, finding myself constantly second-guessing whodunit. But more than the suspenseful plot, your response radiated a genuine appreciation for Peter Robinson’s writing. By sharing how much the book affected you personally, you encouraged others to venture into this thrilling adventure themselves. And yes, I completely agreeβ€”Not Dark Yet should definitely be on everyone’s reading list now!

    Here’s to stories that move us, heal us, and remind us why books matter. Don’t stop spreading your literary love because it makes an impact! Thank you for sharing such a beautifully written and impassioned review, which further illuminates why this novel can hold such a special place in a reader’s own reading journey as well!


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