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The Killing Season (Carter Blake 1) by Mason Cross
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
‘The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake.’
Carter Blake is pretty enigmatic. We’re drip fed tiny droplets of info but not enough to really know who he is or where he comes from. What we do know is that he’s an efficient hunter of men – in this case an escaped con with an agenda which includes killing as many people as he can.
The action covers a goodly proportion of the ol’ US of A at a brisk pace. Cross’s characters are skilfully etched without getting in the way of the breakneck storytelling. The suspense builds until the pages turn with feverish fingers.
The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson
The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Craig is an experienced hand, with four other titles under his belt. They were all set in Scotland but for this one he steps away from his comfort zone, if you will, for the wind-tossed Faroe Isles. And his experience shows for this is an assured mystery with a a strong narrative voice.
I have to confess I had no idea where the Faroe Isles were until a quick peek at my Atlas – they’re between Norway and Iceland to save you the trouble.
It is a carefully-plotted mystery people with strong characters and a vivid sense of place. You can actually taste the salt-tinged air of these islands as you read Craig’s prose.
At its heart is a Glaswegian, John Callum, who arrives on the… Read more
Falling Fast by Neil Broadfoot
Falling Fast by Neil Broadfoot
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I think I’ve said this before (I may not have but I’m too lazy to check back) but it’s not easy reviewing a book by someone you know. It’s tricky. I mean, you know the person, you’ve spent time with him or her. Hell, you might even like them.
The problem comes if you don’t like the book. What do you do? Do you give an honest review and risk hurting their feelings? Or do you just not bother saying anything?
Thankfully, I’ve not got that problem with FALLING FAST by Neil Broadfoot (another fine release from Contraband). I met him while roistering around Bristol at Crimefest and he was also on the Assault n Battery v Assault n Sauce panel in Waterstones Argyle Street, although he was… Read more