Review: "Bellman & Black" by Diane Setterfield

Bellman & Black tells the story of William Bellman and how one small action of his as a child (killing a rook with a slingshot and a stone) has harsh consequences even in his adult life. Even though he’s successful in both his business and personal life, his world around him starts to unravel as a mysterious stranger dressed in black starts appearing at significant dark moments in William’s life. When William seems to be at the end of his rope, the stranger approaches him with the idea for a business plan called ‘Bellman & Black,’ and the two strike a bargain.