Saturday, 29 November 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: To Kill For - Phillip Hunter

Release Date: 01/10/14
Publisher:  Head of Zeus


Ex-boxer, ex-paratrooper, Joe once had meaning in his life. People who cared for him, people who needed him. Then he lost everything, and now he is a hitman for London's most vicious criminals. Brenda was the only woman who ever loved him. The only woman who believed he could escape the underworld. She died protecting others: now Joe wants revenge on her killers. With nothing left to lose, Joe prepares for the fight of his life...This is a poignant thriller about love, revenge and redemption from a superb new voice in British crime.


I love a crime thriller, fast paced action blended with hard core characters who seek to do the right thing in a wrong world and that’s exactly what you get from Phillip Hunter’s debut. Whilst it’s a tale that is hard hitting, the principle character is one that is nearly impossible to warm to. He’s detestable and when you don’t care about the lead, the danger isn’t so bothersome and it will result in a number of readers putting the title down without finishing.

All round it’s a solid enough debut but with a lead character fail, its not a book that will make me pick up more by the author any time soon.

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