Friday, 3 April 2015

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Serpents in the Cold - Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy

Release Date: 29/01/15
Publisher:  Hodder


They found her on the beach, frozen, like a statue carved in ice...Post-war Boston is down on its luck, and desperate to reinvent itself. But promises of a brighter future sound ever more hollow as the worst winter in recent memory tightens its grip. No one is interested in a string of murdered women - everyone would much rather pretend they don't exist. But the latest victim was loved...Old friends Cal and Dante are both struggling to find a way to live in a city that seems to be leaving them behind. The hunt for a killer gives them new purpose, as well as making them powerful enemies. But they believe in justice and second chances, and they will see this thing through - whatever the cost.


A book that was a joy to read and whilst it was dark and set on the seedier side of life, I found it quite refreshing to have characters with foibles that not only made them an unlikely duo to team up but also allowed the reader to see something different in their interactions.

All round it’s a book that has quite a few facets within that will not only keep you guessing but when tied in with a solid enough mystery arc all round generates a story that whilst at times quite depressing, was well worth the read for me.

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