Title Profile & Character Information

The Invisible Ones

Annotation
Among my absolutely favorite novels (let alone debuts) of the last few years is Penney's The Tenderness of Wolves, an edge-of-civilization epic as magisterial, tender, and bristling as they come. (The Costa folks agreed, giving it the Book of the Year award in 2007.) So I'm already hitting up the publisher for this book. Admirably, Penney does something different here, departing from the 19th-century Canadian setting of Wolves for 1980s rural England, as small-potatoes private investigator Ray Lovell wrestles with a troublesome case. He's been asked to find Rose Janko, daughter-in-law in a Gypsy family and missing for seven years. But the Jankos stonewall him fiercely-are they resigned or hiding something?-and he ends up in hospital. Get this one; I promise that it will be good.

Characters
NameLovell, Ray
GenderMale
OccupationPrivate investigator
TraitMarried

GenreFiction
Suspense
Mystery
    --Detective, Private
TopicsMissing persons
Gypsies
Married women
Automobile accidents
Family tragedy
Romanian culture
Loss
Deception
Poisoning
Nomads
Memory loss
Family secrets
SettingEngland