The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafonIt's been a while since I read this but it's one of my favourites, and as far as I remember it isn't so gory... but it is gripping!
Yes, that's a good choice. Very intelligent. And I was wracking my brain trying to think of a good book.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
You should definitely give Greg Iles a read. But, you might want to skip The Devil's Punch Bowl. Read the others.
You're welcome. Enjoy.