|About the Book|
Confusion is the first book in Peter de Vos’ ‘Nothing Is WhatItSeems’ four-part series, a gritty crime drama with erotic and mystic undertones.The books emphasise the hidden dark side that lurks in each one of us and that occasionally overtakes ourMoreConfusion is the first book in Peter de Vos’ ‘Nothing Is What It Seems’ four-part series, a gritty crime drama with erotic and mystic undertones. The books emphasise the hidden dark side that lurks in each one of us and that occasionally overtakes our good side, with lethal consequences...‘The Barangay officials drag the body up the beach and identify the remains. It is without a shadow of a doubt the daughter of old Mr. Lee- Ma’am Elena Lee, 22 years of age, who, judging from the strange angle between head and torso, apparently died of a broken neck.’The Philippines, Summer 1978. Confusion opens with the murder of Elena Lee, daughter of a powerful local magnate, on the beautiful topical island of Siquijor. Enter Jonathan Sy, a successful detective who is hired to carry out the investigation, along with local Chief of Police Daniel Arozo.During his quest, Sy meets several potential suspects – but instinctively knows that the real killer is not among them, an inkling that is proved as, one by one, the suspects all meet with a gruesome, premature death. The mystical atmosphere of the island and its inhabitants slowly change the attitudes of the otherwise cool and reserved inspector, and drive him to carry out actions he otherwise would have never remotely considered...An intricate whodunnit that constantly changes tack and keeps readers on its toes, Confusion is a gripping work of crime fiction. The story is continued in the next parts of ‘Nothing Is What It Seems’ – Clarity and Commitment – and the truth is finally revealed in the final book, Confinement.