Title: Human Collateral
Author: Harry Pinkus
Genre/page length: Thriller/Mystery; 312 pages
Publisher/publishing date: BQB Publishing; July 2022
Human Collateral, written by Harry Pinkus, is an enjoyable, quick reading mystery. The main character, Olivia, has gone missing. When her mother, Cora, cannot find her, she hires private detective ex-police officer, Miles Darien to find her daughter. The book then follows the investigation of locating her.
The characters in the book are realistic and enjoyable to meet. Along with the missing girl (or woman) Olivia, and her mother, Cora, the reader is introduced to private detective Miles Darien, his friend, Ryan, from New York, and George, a good friend to Miles.
The book leads the reader into a world of loansharking and the use of human body parts for collateral. The turning point in the book leads you into a world that is unfamiliar to many of us.
I found the book to be quite an enjoyable read.
Reviewer Stephen Glick lives in southern Wisconsin. He loves buying and reading books and his library tops over 1,000 titles. He is the author of Six Haunting Tales, a collection of short horror stories, and The Testament (Atmosphere Press, 2019), a paranormal mystery tinged with horror and noir.