Reviews

Review of Gringa by Joe Thomas

Published by Arcadia Books Limited in 2018    ISBN: 979-1-911350-24-8   Set in São Paulo during its re-development in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, this is a pacy read portraying vividly the dynamism and dysfunction, seediness and sensuality, corruption…

Review of Righteous by Joe Ide

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 2017.  ISBN: 978-1-4746-0722-3 (HB)  There’s a spring in my step as I open this book – the hotly anticipated follow- up to the author’s terrific debut  “IQ”.  The super sleuth  with the golden heart, African-American Isaiah Quintabe…

Review of The Sons by Anton Svensson

The Sons by Anton Svensson - Published by Sphere in 2018 - ISBN: 978-0-7515-5777-0  This is the second book (The Father preceded it) of the internationally bestselling series Made in Sweden written collaboratively by award-winning script/screenwriter Stefan Thunberg and bestselling novelist and investigative…

Review of Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit - Published by Orion Books in 2107 - ISBN: 978-1-4091-7202-4   This novel, originally written in the German language and entitled Angst, was a bestseller in Germany and was adapted into a TV movie. The author is deputy editor-in-chief…

Review of Friend Request by Laura Marshall

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/friend-request-by-laura-marshall.html Friend Request by Laura Marshall - Published by Sphere in 2017 - ISBN: 978-0-7515-6835-6 (PB)  This is the author’s debut novel and it’s a  very promising psychological thriller.  Divorced mother Louise juggles her life between running an interior design business from…

Review of Dark Pines by Will Dean

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/dark-pines-by-will-dean.html Dark Pines by Will Dean Published by Point Blank on 4 January 2018   - ISBN: 978-1-78607-253-5 (PB)  The author, who is British, has made rural Sweden his home since 2012 and this is his debut novel.  Right from the…

Review of The Final Hour by Tom Wood

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/the-final-hour-by-tom-wood.html The Final Hour by Tom Wood - Published by Sphere in 2017  - ISBN: 978-0-7515-7014-4  Victor, a murky and anti-hero assassin, hired by the good, the bad and the ugly, resurfaces in this thriller by the bestselling author of A Time To…