Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes….
An explosive new mystery from the award-winning author Jenny Valentine, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight is the story of a boy who assumes the identity of a missing teenager and in so-doing unearths a series of shattering family secrets – and the truth about who he really is.
With all the classic hallmarks of a Jenny novel – a fantastically strong, sensitive, and memorable first-person narration; themes of loss and betrayal, family secrets and personal identity; and truly quality writing that is 'literary' but never inaccessbile or pretentious. This is the thrilling new novel from the author of Finding Violet Park.
Some parts could have been better (I wish he'd come up with some story about losing his memory or something so could focus more on other aspects) but I was intrigued and invested throughout, some lines really sticking with me (bookmarked 14 parts to come back to later) and some revelations broke my heart a bit. Really felt the moments and characters. The sister and mum weren't as believable to me but could have been the narrator (who was overall good but not sure about the female voices). Would love a sequel with more Floyd and identity exploration.