Tuesday, 30 April 2013

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: The Guilty - Sean Slater

Release Date: 14/03/13
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster


When Homicide Detective Jacob Striker discovers a torture chamber in a steel barn down by the river, he is propelled into an investigation that leads to two mysterious bombers. Every few hours, another victim is targeted, located - and then blown to smithereens. Very quickly, Striker realizes the attacks are not random. But one obvious question remains: Why? With people dying at an alarming rate, Striker desperately searches for an answer to this question. When he discovers it, a stark coldness fills him. For he begins to understand. The reason leads back to a police file that is now ten years old. To a dark and dangerous place across the seas. And to one of Striker's oldest mentors and dearest friends. With time running out, Striker must catch the two bombers before they finish the job and complete their kill list. Otherwise there will be little left for Jacob Striker to save. Little left, but dust and bones.


Sean is one of those authors that I was pleased to discover a little while ago, his writing is fast paced, the characters fun to be around and above all else the twisted mind of the author works wonders with each mystery. Add to this top notch prose, a wonderful sense of pace which when backed with dialogue that keeps you glued to the edge of your seat from the first page to the very last.

Add to this a delightfully dark story and a villain that is the equal of the hero all round makes this a cracking read. A wonderful title to spend time with however try not read late at night, especially if you’re on your own at home. You may well wish that you’d started it in the daylight hours as the creeks and groans of the home become so much more in your imagination.

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