Saturday, 4 February 2017

URBAN NOIR REVIEW: Road Kill - Hanna Jameson

Release Date: 01/12/16
Publisher: Head of Zeus


From the queen of urban noir, a new thriller set in the nowhereland between New York and LA.

Eli and Ronnie are two British ex-cons on the road in America. Their mission is to find Trent, a guy who screwed them over and disappeared. But now, after forty hours driving through yellow desert, eating at lonely motels, what seemed real is no longer certain. Where did Trent stay? What did he do? Did he even exist at all?

Leaving violent killings in their wake, Ronnie and Eli can do nothing except keep travelling. Now, trapped in a nightmarish road trip together, these two men must confront their own personal demons before they can come home.


There are some books that you see where they're going from a mile off and sit back to enjoy the journey safe in the knowledge of certain scenary that's going to appear, then you get titles like this one by Hanna that is a magical mystery tour where nothing is set, no one is safe and the only thing you can be sure on is that its going to be thrilling from start to finish with you not wanting to miss a single scene.

What occurs within is a tale that is high octane blended with the odd lull for you to catch your breath before the author does something unpredictable to throw you onto a new track. It works wonderfully well and with a cracking writing style helps it move along as the pages keep turning. Add to the mix solid dialogue and all round I was a more than happy reader. I can't wait to see what she has in store for future outings.

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