I liked it.
When Safia starts roaming the world as a ghost, her mentor Luke will have many a sleepless night trying to figure out what to do as Safia discovers that she can kill people and wants to become Kira*.
Like I said, I really enjoyed this story. It has been years since I read/watched Death Note, and it is difficult not to see some similarities, although they mostly focus on questions like ‘What kind of crimes are punishable?’ and ‘Who are you to judge?’. Safia’s full of rage and this clouds her thoughts and actions more than Luke, who’s very passive by nature, is willing to admit to himself.
Stopgap provides some interesting questions and a nice story without ever feeling too heavy. Due to the fact that it’s a relatively short novel, it’s also a fast read. I would like to read more books by this author.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review!
* Kira is the name for the serial killer in the Death Note series who wants to kill all criminals in the world.