A Map of Nowhere by Martin Bannister
Published April 30, 2014
- Author Martin Bannister
This was an interesting one. An artist / support worker finds himself caught up in family drama, surrounded by death and searching for the truth. The story winds its way along, with a mix of fast-paced drama and then slow tick-tock waiting. It keeps you interested but I’m not sure I’m totally convinced.
Some of the dialogue doesn’t ring totally true, although we’re dealing with mental patients here, which makes the far-fetched slightly more normal. The end is signposted so not really a twist, but it left me feeling unsettled and a little unsatisfied.
It’s well written, a good read, but it doesn’t quite come together - one way or the other.