Length: 398 pages (approx.)
I have awarded this book 5 stars.
Synopsis: When a teenager is the victim of an unprovoked attack while walking his dog, a murder investigation begins. A cruel twist of fate makes his innocent family the targets of a vicious campaign of terror. As the detectives of Liverpool’s Major Investigation Team try to contain the violence, several key members of an organised crime family begin to topple, causing shockwaves across the planet.
Review: Having read The Child Taker and thoroughly enjoying it, it was a no-brainer when I saw this come up as a suggested read. The author really sets the tone from the very beginning of the book and you know this is going to be a gritty and violent read; the author does not disappoint. Conrad Jones really creates a vivid picture with his descriptions and I found myself feeling just as tense as the characters!
I really enjoyed reading this book. So much so, that I was disappointed when I read that it was a standalone novel. I really liked the characters and thought DI Braddick was great.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good crime story! I found this very difficult to put down.
★★★★★ – A fast-paced read with great characters. Very highly recommended!