Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2) by Gilly Macmillan

Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2)

 How well do you know the people you love…?Best friends Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable.  But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident.  But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wro...

Details Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2)

TitleOdd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2)

  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 Compelling, but don't go into this book expecting a suspenseful read, I found this book to be much more and less than that. Two young teen boys, friends because of their difference, one white, Noah, struggling with cancer and the long effects of hospitalizations, the other Somali, Abdi, here with his family after his family spent years in a camp. They bond because they are basically two outcasts. Become best friends, do everything together un...
  • Paromjit
    This is my first read of author Gilly Macmillan and I was really impressed at this novel that speaks to us of the social and political issues that are permeating and dividing our world. It is a multilayered emotive, atmospheric and character driven mystery featuring the recent return of Detective Jim Clemo after undergoing counselling with Dr Manelli on his mandatory leave. Set in Bristol, Fifteen year old friends, Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahdi are...
  • Julie
    Odd Child Out by Gilly McMillian is a 2017 William Morrow publication. Deeply absorbing literary suspense.Inspector Jim Clemo is back at work, after having completed his requisite counseling. His first assignment, on the surface, is a low priority case, a probable accident. However, the circumstances are murky and the incident did leave a terminally ill boy in a coma and another boy so traumatized he can’t – or won’t- speak. The question Cl...
  • *TANYA*
    I absolutely enjoyed this book. I read the first book in this series and it was “okay” but the author completely redeemed herself with this book. FANTASTIC!!
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Best friends sometimes do unexpected things. Abdi and Noah were best friends and did something that no one would expect.The unexpected incident obviously brought the police in along with the two silent friends. Noah was put into a coma because of his injuries, and Abdi wasn't talking.ODD CHILD OUT was definitely a study of personalities and human emotions. Each character seemed to not fit with each other, and I thought it was odd that they were f...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    Enter the giveaway and check out all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine. Giveaway ends 10/31/17 11:59pm EST. This is another book that first caught my attention at Book Expo 2017. Though I hadn’t read What She Knew, the first DI Jim Clemo book, I had absolutely no problem at all reading this book as a stand-alone.Odd Child Out drew me in straightaway. It is a very steady page-turner. There are several reasons for this but the first is that t...
  • Brenda
    Detective Jim Clemo’s last visit with the counsellor after six months enforced leave left him keen to get back to work. He knew things might be a bit awkward with his fellow officers, but he was prepared for that. When he walked into the office the following day, he was immediately thrust into a case which involved two fifteen-year-old boys – best friends. Noah Sandler and Abdi Mahad had been friends for a long time; Abdi arrived in England a...
  • Kristy
    The second book in Gilly Macmillan's excellent DI Jim Clemo series finds Jim back in similar circumstances from the first--working against time to save a child. Jim has returned from leave after the Ben Finch case, and he's ready to redeem himself in the eyes DCI Fraser and his peers. He's assigned what looks to be a terrible accident: best pals Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are out late one evening when teenage Noah falls into a local canal, render...
  • Fictionophile
    Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are best friends. They are both fifteen years old, very clever, and if truth be told, more than a bit 'nerdy'. They couldn't be more different, but that doesn't matter to them. Ostracized by many of their peers, their relationship is strong and as complex as the chess moves they play. Noah Sadler has terminal cancer and comes from a privileged white family. Abdi is a black Muslim Somalian refugee. They both attend a pre...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:I felt like a mongrel dog, compared to them. Unwanted, strange-looking, and kicked so many times I didn’t know how to do anything apart from cower.Noah’s Bucket List Item No. 12: Be cremated. I can’t stand the thought of being buried. I want to be turned into smoke and air so I can be everywhere all at once.My Review:Odd Child Out was my first experience with both the complex and guarded DI Jim Clemo and his talented creator...