The Murderer’s Son (DI Jackman & DS Evans #1)

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When a murder happens in suburbia, to police start looking into it. However, when Daniel Kinder confesses to the murder, it seems like a closed case. Daniel doesn’t remember the murder and claims to be having a fit when it occurred and has a blank in his memory at the time. Suffering from a mental disorder, Jackman and Evan’s agree that he probably didn’t commit any murder. This lays the question, who actually killed the victim and how can they prove it to Daniel that he did nothing wrong.

This book was a long read, and I really had to feel like wanting to read it. It was dense and filled with details. It’s really good, and I enjoyed it. It’s very different from most of the books I read, but in the realm of the police procedural genre, it was very good.

The story was interesting, and we got a feel for the world as well as the chemistry between the characters. There were actually multiple storylines that were weaved together throughout the book. The descriptions of the murder and thought process of the police were very well written. They way that they used Daniel in this book to add another layer to the mystery. It provides the right amount of doubt and empathy throughout the book.

As this is the first book, it allowed us a peek into the past of the main characters and their relationship. Though it didn’t take up much time, it did enrich the understanding of the characters. All the characters seem to have soo much history together, I’m interested in seeing if they expand on their history in later books, or if they just build on it.

Overall I really enjoyed this book.

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Like Father Like Son

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This is not an easy movie to watch, mainly because it deals with suddenly finding out that your child is not your biological child and the ramifications of it.

The Nonomiya family is living their life like normal when one day Midori (Ono Machiko) gets a phone call from the hospital where their son Keita (Ninomiya Keita) was born. They are requested to be met. Midori and Ryota (Fukuyama Masaharu) go and are told that their child was swapped at birth. The Nonomiya family and the Saiki family meet and together they must decide whether or not to swap their children.

This movie really tugs on the heart strings. I can not even imagine what the people in this situation would really do. The actors were perfect and really brought the mixed emotions to the audience. This is a really good movie to watch if you want a more emotional movie.