Top positive review
on 15 August 2012
This novel was just a little too real for me. The plot was plausible - this really couldn't happen, could it? The action starts immediately - and I was there, in Abbotstown... The writing is fluid, strong and compelling, as is the characterisation and I liked or had empathy with the poor souls caught up in this dreadful scenario. I really did have trouble putting the book down but did finish it in record time. This author has definitely climbed to the top of my favourites list and I'm really looking forward to his next offering.
Just one small niggle: The author uses 'sat' and 'stood' way too much: 'The doctor was sat at the table...Starky was sat in his car...' 'The soldiers were stood on guard...' The overuse of these two verbs is the reason I have awarded 4* and not the 5* that the novel deserves.