Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2) by Gilly Macmillan

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Best friends Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable.  But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.

Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident.  But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle.  Noah is British.  Abdi is a Somali refugee.   And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol.  Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth.  Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.

Because the truth hurts.

Title : Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2)
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ISBN : 0062476823
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

3.5 Compelling, but don't go into this book expecting a suspenseful read, I found this book to be much more and less than that. Two young teen boys, friends because of their difference, one white, Noah, struggling with cancer and the long effects of hospitalizations, the other Somali, Abdi, here...

Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

This is my first read of author Gilly Macmillan and I was really impressed at this novel that speaks to us of the social and political issues that are permeating and dividing our world. It is a multilayered emotive, atmospheric and character driven mystery featuring the recent return of Detective...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

October 14, 2017

Odd Child Out by Gilly McMillian is a 2017 William Morrow publication. Deeply absorbing literary suspense. Inspector Jim Clemo is back at work, after having completed his requisite counseling. His first assignment, on the surface, is a low priority case, a probable accident. However, the circumsta...

*TANYA* rated it ★★★★☆

December 20, 2017

I absolutely enjoyed this book. I read the first book in this series and it was “okay” but the author completely redeemed herself with this book. FANTASTIC!!

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

Best friends sometimes do unexpected things. Abdi and Noah were best friends and did something that no one would expect. The unexpected incident obviously brought the police in along with the two silent friends. Noah was put into a coma because of his injuries, and Abdi wasn't talking. ODD CHILD OU...

Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

Enter the giveaway and check out all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine. Giveaway ends 10/31/17 11:59pm EST. This is another book that first caught my attention at Book Expo 2017. Though I hadn’t read What She Knew, the first DI Jim Clemo book, I had absolutely no problem at all reading this book...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2017

Detective Jim Clemo’s last visit with the counsellor after six months enforced leave left him keen to get back to work. He knew things might be a bit awkward with his fellow officers, but he was prepared for that. When he walked into the office the following day, he was immediately thrust into a...

Kristy rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2017

The second book in Gilly Macmillan's excellent DI Jim Clemo series finds Jim back in similar circumstances from the first--working against time to save a child. Jim has returned from leave after the Ben Finch case, and he's ready to redeem himself in the eyes DCI Fraser and his peers. He's assign...

Fictionophile rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are best friends. They are both fifteen years old, very clever, and if truth be told, more than a bit 'nerdy'. They couldn't be more different, but that doesn't matter to them. Ostracized by many of their peers, their relationship is strong and as complex as the chess m...

DJ rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2017

Favorite Quotes: I felt like a mongrel dog, compared to them. Unwanted, strange-looking, and kicked so many times I didn’t know how to do anything apart from cower. Noah’s Bucket List Item No. 12: Be cremated. I can’t stand the thought of being buried. I want to be turned into smoke and air so I ca...

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