28th October 2022
This spin-off (and I think maybe prequel) to Threadneedle follows one of the original’s secondary characters as she heads to Wales for the summer.
It’s in some ways the classic tale of the teenager sent to live with some rural relative who makes a gang of friend to investigate some mystery. But it’s also more than that.
It’s really focussed on the character, and the worldbuilding that’s possible by seeing things through another pair of eyes. This helps add to the universe created in the original novel, without relying on the reader having actually read the original either.
Totally, it’s quite different though - this is lighter, a bit more fun, and while there’s some serious moments and character development, it’s not really focussed on that seriousness from a plot perspective.
I really liked seeing this side of Thomas’s world, and look forward to more variety like this.