There was something about this cover that was extremely eerie for me. The cute little kid. The homely background. The title seemingly implying the same. Full of innocence. And yet, there is a ripped up teddy bear on the floor. Which to me implies that not all is as perfect as it seems.
Then I read the synopsis which justfied my initial perception.
According to Borders:
Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child, timid and dull. But Blue was his mother’s favourite. And he was a murderer.’ Blueeyedboy is the brilliant new novel from Joanne Harris: a dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through posts on a webjournal called badguysrock, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life on the internet.
This synopsis has definitely intrigued me. And I’m going to look for this book the next time I’m in the library. I hope it lives up to the expectations.
Until next time,