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Revenge Of The Malakim (The Grooming Parlour Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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We are introduced to Will and Daisy – the main investigators, who bring in psychologist, Mandy, to supply insight into the very disturbed mind of the killer. As the title suggests, the plot is about vengeance, executed by the angel Malakim, who is not short of imaginative and horrific ways to see child abusers out of this world. There are some extremely gory details – but stick with it because the plot will take you to some unexpected places. With any luck you will guess who the avenging angel is, and I think that it is a confident author who helps the reader to get there, without giving too much away too soon. We meet the mysterious Felicity and we aren't sure if she is a good guy or not. She certainly seems to wield arcane powers that can be used to either help or hinder the investigation – or both.
Set in the shadow of Operation Yewtree, there is clearly more to be done to make the world a safer place for children, and the Malakim is committed to carrying out that work.
My only criticism is the character of Mal, Will's long suffering wife, who, in my opinion, is too good to be true. I imagine that most police officers would love to have a partner at home, as understanding and compliant as Mal – but in this day and age? Not a huge problem for me, and presumably she knew what she was getting into! A great read, and excellent to know that it is just the first of three.
I voluntarily chose to read this ARC and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I struggled a little at first with the detailed descriptive writing style, as it felt a bit slow and cumbersome at times but, once the pace of the story picked up, I soon got used to it and it came to realise that it added to the overall effect of the book.
I did guess who the perpetrator was quite early on, but it was still an enjoyable read. I will be interested to see where the author takes the characters in the other two books in the trilogy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Where to begin? I was drawn to this book as it is set in Bridlington, a town 'where nothing happens' and a place I know from childhood holidays. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Julie Ryan
I took to this book straight away. It had me gripped from page one! I loved the main character, DCI Scott, who was believable as a cop who not only cares about his work, but also... Read morePublished 11 days ago by TheQuietGeordie
Thoroughly enjoyed this gripping debut crime novel. Can't wait for the next book in the series!Published 1 month ago by Wendy Ellul
Great characters and storyline. I'll definitely look out for book 2 It was a bit overly descriptive in parts that made it seem a bit ponderous however it was a great bookPublished 1 month ago by Bridget McKeown
Excellent debut novel of a former police officer.This book is a real page turner and the hunt for a serial killer who punished paedophiles by torturing and killing them don't let... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Poirotliebhaber
this book will be a marmite read I think, for me the content and the descriptive nature of the crimes did not put me off but for many others I would imagine they may struggle with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jo Gibson
I loved this book and was gripped from the beginning. I liked the main character will.But was always worried something was going to happen to his wife Mel as the relationship... Read morePublished 1 month ago by julie kouiret
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