Most Recent Customer Reviews
Opening page you hit the ground running. It doesn’t let up for a second all the way through.
The characters are portrayed brilliantly.
From the main character and his partner to the doorman they are all brilliantly written into this story.
I can actually see the doorman maybe one day getting his own story told.
The plot is good and solid.
The detectives girlfriend disappears a year ago, he’s still feeling the loss of not knowing what’s happened to her.
While this is in the background of his mind daily he still tackles crime and even the criminals are well described.
Could it have been better? Well yes of course it could but if this is what he dishes up as his debut novel then look out as this author is going places.
Debut novels don’t usually offer so much. I’ve read many that didn’t remotely come close to what this author has delivered. I will be eagerly waiting to see what he does next.
Overall would I recommend it? Hell yes
Did I enjoy it? Without a doubt
Will I buy more of this authors work? In a heart beat yes
A well written and compelling novel. Short chapters keep this rolling and make you want to turn more and more. Joe is a believable character with years of experience and he certainly gets into the thick of it. This has either been very well researched or someone has an “in” to policing and the criminal underworld. The writing is descriptive enough that you can picture the scene easily but without every minute unneeded detail. A fantastic ending and I just get the feeling that there might be more to come from Joe? Bring it on!
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review
By Jackie Roche on 8 May 2016
What a book! The action starts on page 1 and doesn’t let up until the end.
The pace of the story was just right. The short, snappy chapters kept me turning the pages with bated breath, wondering what was going to happen next!
The main characters, particularly Joe, are very well depicted. They have their good points and they have bad ones, but don’t we all. That’s what makes them seem so human.
The dialogue is believable and flows easily between the characters.
There’s never a dull moment in the plot, so if you’re after a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat this is definitely one for you.
By Clive Baker on 8 Feb. 2016
articularly enjoyed the use of short chapters which fitted the style of the story perfectly and enabled all the strands of the plot to run along side each other without confusion, but also left numerous cliff hangers as the story caught up with concurrent action.
An amount of research by the author is evident in the settings and descriptions of the locations, which gives the story a gritty and very real feeling of a criminal underworld at war.
Can imagine there could be plenty more cases for Detective Stone and his sidekick let alone some ongoing business from this first outing – the ending certainly suggests that they may re-appear!
By Kindle Customer on 22 Mar. 2016
By Ursula Bear on 11 May 2016
I liked the storyline around the mafia and that this was set in London. The descriptive writing helps you to visualise and understand what is going on. I felt sometimes though that the writing was a little bit over descriptive and sometimes the sentences too short and snappy.
I liked the main character Joe and the sneak preview we get into his own private life and the cliff hanger at the end just leaves you wanting more!
For a debut novel this is a good read and I would recommend this to others. Looking forward to book 2.
I’m sure there will be a second to follow this having been left on a cliff hanger, I enjoyed the pace, short chapters, description and the story was it seemed well researched. Read more Published 5 days ago by Knayton
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. A debut novel about Joe Stone a Police officer who works for a special investigation unit in London. Published 8 days ago by Mrs Caroline Maston
Really enjoyed this book, loved the short chapters and found it hard to put down. Can`t wait for the next one, the ending leaves you thinking Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book – lots of interesting characters and a good plot that kept me turning the pages to find out more!! Looking forward to seeing how the characters develop. Published 2 months ago by Natasha
Great read. The story carries you along at a frantic pace always waiting to turn the page to find out what happens next. Waiting eagerly for the second book! Published 3 months ago by David Page
Breathe Taking. This book brings a roller coaster of emotions and grips you throughout. Brilliant story line and great detail to the locations within the storyline.