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This was a gritty read. From the title I knew what I was getting into. I haven’t read the previous books of the author so all the characters were new to me.
3 strong female characters formed the core of this story. FIONA a cop who had been abducted months earlier who suffered from PTSD. She was investigating Wheeler’s death. LORRAINE a wife who hated her husband Wheeler so much that she was willing to take a contract on him via the Irish mafia. She did receive a call telling her about the husband’s death and asking her to pay a huge amount to prevent the same fate. ANNEMARIE a reporter eager to get to the truth with links to both women.
My first book by Will Patching, showed me a different style of writing. It was hard core and raw. There was a strength of honesty in it. I was quite amazed at the author’s dexterity in writing complexed multi-layered women. Each had their own need to survive the difficulties of their circumstances.
The plot was twisted and kept me on my toes with Albanian Mafia playing a role in it (I knew nothing about them). There were some graphic scenes, but I thought that the story needed it to make the characters come alive. The author’s explanation at the end of the story gave me a hidden glimpse of how the plot developed.
Overall, this book is for readers who enjoy a hard hitting, gritty, no holds barred Police Thriller.
I received a free ARC from Sarah and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Will Patching was born and raised in ‘Sarf Lunnon’, Engerland, or at least, that’s how he pronounces it! Hence,
many scenes from his novels are situated in London, the surrounding suburbs and other parts of southeast England, though they also span as far afield as Thailand and the USA.
His approach to writing is to hit the reader with hard truths about the world we live in, and his mysteries, thrillers,
and suspense novels are designed to get your pulse pounding. One male reader decided he needed to check his door locks late one night while reading Remorseless and subsequently commented on social media: ‘Seriously scary!’
Will’s eclectic professional experience – from his teenage role as a ‘gardener’ weeding sewage treatment filter
beds, through flying a Hawk jet very fast, very low and very dangerously before the RAF realised and booted him out, then attending Harvard on a course for potential CEOs, largely thanks to the Peter Principle of promotion, and more recently, to building his
dream, a charter yacht that sank in SE Asian waters – all have led to a rich and varied life, often reflected in his writing.
Goodreads Author Page
A brutally murdered husband. An abused wife who wanted him gone for good… Did the wealthy widow arrange his death—and can a disgraced detective discover the truth?
“Your husband is dead.”
Lorraine Rowe receives the news from an anonymous killer threatening her too—unless she pays an inflated fee for her estranged partner’s murder. Overwhelmed by fear and indecision, Lorraine struggles to survive as her carefully constructed life of lies begins to unravel.
Detective Sergeant Fiona ‘Fifi’ Fielding is fighting for her future after allowing her violent temper to jeopardise her career. Is it karma that dumps a man’s badly tortured corpse on her doorstep—or something more sinister? And will the ensuing investigation enable Fiona to redeem herself?
Both women have lived through traumatic events and have much in common, but when the truth-seeker meets the accomplished dissembler, events spiral inexorably towards a deadly climax.
Publication Date: 24th August 2019