Monday, 7 January 2013

THRILLER REVIEW: London Underground 1: Something You Are - Hanna Jameson

Release Date: 06/12/12


Nic Caruana is paid to kill people. Once, he was destined for a white-collar job in a middle-class area. But like many kids, he made a fatal mistake. Now, he inhabits the bleak, dark city that runs like a seam beneath London. His latest job is to track down the daughter of an arms dealer, using any weapon necessary to get to the truth. But Nic has fallen in love with his dangerous employer's wife. When the missing girl turns up dead, this grief-stricken mother starts playing twisted games with Nic...and this time he has nothing in his amoury to protect himself. Taut, spare, and brilliantly plotted, Something You Are is the first in a series of menacing urban crime novels from a young female writer of exceptional talent.


I love a dark story where the reader gets to see an antihero who you long to see find a path to happiness despite everything he has not only undergone but done and to be honest that’s exactly what this debut book by Hanna Jameson delivers to the reader.

It’s unusual, has a touch of the macabre and when blended with good pace, some wonderful prose alongside a lead character that you can’t help but route for, all round makes this a debut to sit up and pay attention to. Add to the mix a wonderful authorly writing style that has a friendly touch to it that neither supports or condemns the characters choices leaving the reader to make up their own mind really delivers with a creatively thought out plot. Great stuff.

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