Tuesday, 12 March 2013

THRILLER REVIEW: No Way Back - Matthew Klein

Release Date: 05/03/13
Publisher:  Corvus


Jimmy thinks he knows about loss, about fear, about paranoia. He should think again. Every time Jimmy Thane has been faced with a crossroad, he's taken the wrong path. But after years of drinking and womanising, he has been given one last chance to save both his career and his marriage - he has seven weeks to transform a failing company. From the moment he enters the building there's something wrong - the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy starts to wonder what he's got himself into. Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbour's house, looking straight into his front room. And his wife isn't just tired, she's terrified and trying to hide it. Nothing is at it seems. Jimmy's not living his dream - he's been plunged into the worst kind of nightmare. And when the truth comes out, it's more terrifying than he could ever imagine...


To be blunt this is a book that I really had a hard time making my way through. Not because the author didn’t bring a good A-Game to the table but purely for the fact that I had a hell of a time trying to find a niche that allowed me to like the lead character. He’s deplorable, he is full of flaws and to be honest with all the problems that he has, it’s a surprise that he’s still walking around.

That said, the author has managed to write a story that does hook you and with placing a character that has so many problems at the centre has made it more of a tale where the principle player has to fight for every inch gained. All round, a book that might appeal to a good few but for me it was a real struggle.

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