White Rabbit, Red Wolf Review
Title: White Rabbit, Red Wolf
Author: Tom Pollock
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03 May 2018
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Rating: 3 Stars
Peter Blankman is afraid of everything and must confront unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked.
Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and his tough twin sister Bel, as well as Ingrid, his only friend.
However, when his mother is found stabbed before a award ceremony and his sister is nowhere to be found, Peter is dragged into a world of espionage and violence where state and family secrets intertwine. Armed only with his extraordinary analytical skills, Peter may just discover that his biggest weakness is his greatest strength.
I got this book a while ago for what I believe is the very first #Thrilltober. I didn't have the chance to pick it up then but when I was having a look at my shelves for some books to read this month, this one caught my eye.
Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.
Overall, I thought this story was doing too much. It was a book that seemed to want to do everything from being a thriller to being a book about spies to being super-human-esque with the science aspect of this book. I liked that information was learnt alongside the main character but I felt as if the book excluded a lot of people who might not like science or cannot grasp it. I felt so lost when some of the maths and science things came up. I also felt like the open ending was so unnecessary for this book. It would have been better if the book had more finality to it. I am glad I read this story but I don't think that I would ever pick it up again nor would I recommend it unless a specific request came up. The characters were okay. I felt attached to our main character and felt that he was accessible in certain situations. However, there are some things about him and his sister that just don't make logical sense. Thank you to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with this book.
Yours in Reading,