In 1990, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.
In the year 2000, a young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.
In 2018, a teenage girl is charged with murder.
The Tall Man is filled to the brim with intrigue, with aspects of the mystery being referred to but never fully explained for the majority of the book. Although this does build suspense and interest, there was a bit too much. It was over 40% of the book before anything started to be explained and, by that point, I was more fed up than intrigued.
However, it is still a very good story. I really liked the way it was told: through the filming of a documentary about Amber Banner and what she did (which you don’t get to find out until a good three quarters of the way through).
This story was not as creepy as I would have liked. I am a bit of a horror-freak, so I was looking for something closer to a properly dark thriller instead of the suspense/murder-mystery that it is.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.