This author has a rare talent of creating a complicated plot, with a ton of characters and somehow managing to tie it all together into a coherent story.
The story itself is a blend of the paranormal and a good old-fashioned kidnap scenario, but nothing is that simple in Griffiths' world. To be honest some of the going's-on in the Fenton family are to put it simply - weird! But a good sort of weird. It's funny when you're reading the book you sometimes find yourself exclaiming - "What!" that can't be happening, and yet you read on a bit more and it makes total sense.
I thought I was quite clever actually and was congratulating myself on working out the twist when I was about 60% through the book. How wrong was I? Yes, I got the twist, but there were another three or four that I didn't even have an inkling of. This is truly high-calibre story telling.
Now, I'm not going to pretend everything is perfect with Griffiths' writing. He is a new author, with still a lot to learn, but from what I've seen so far, he's a quick learner. I don't think I've ever been as impressed with an Author's ability to simply tell a story as I am with Griffiths. He has real talent and I would rather read one of his books than one of the more established legacy published authors.
I spent most of this day finishing his book, even though I had other things to do. Why? Plain and simple I couldn't put it down for more than five minutes. I had to know what was going to happen next. If that's not a sign of a great book, then I don't know what is.
I know there is a sequel to Never Say Goodbye. I think its called There Was No Body and I can assure you that is on my to read list right now.
Anyone who likes a complicated plot, with lots of exciting characters and a paranormal twist, then please give this book a try. You'll absolutely love it. I give it five stars with pleasure.