Tuesday, 19 July 2011

CRIME REVIEW: Snapshot - Craig Robertson

Release Date: 09/07/11


A series of high-profile shootings by a lone sniper leaves Glasgow terrorised and police photographer Tony Winter - a man with a tragic hidden past - mystified. Who is behind the executions of some of the most notorious drug lords in the city? As more shootings occur - including those of police officers - the authorities realise they have a vigilante on their hands. Meanwhile, Tony investigates a link between the victims and a schoolboy who has been badly beaten. Seemingly unconnected, they share a strange link. As Tony delves deeper, his quest for the truth and his search for the killer lead him down dark and dangerous paths.


Having loved Craig’s original release last year I really couldn’t wait to see if the second novel lived up to the excitement of the first. Yes authors have a lot of love and time to craft their original but its usually the second that’s the key to any writers craft as they have to get it done to deadline.

What unfurls within this, Craig’s second title is a story that is not only just as gripping as the first but one that really gets to the heart of the matter giving the reader the seedy side to Glasgow as well as a crime to sink your teeth into (or not depending on which case you really want to follow. LOL) It’s wonderfully written with gripping prose, cracking dialogue and characters that you want to route for thoughout. All in this is a great title and one that I really couldn’t put down. Just make sure that if you get this book that its either a holiday read or that you have the weekend to enjoy it, otherwise the boss may well get a phone call Monday morning with the reader suffering from Mental Exhaustion.

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