Many thanks to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour.
Two people dealing in information, one was the journalist Lydia and the other a fixer Stringer. My first introduction to author Rod Reynolds, I was zapped into the story with the speed of light and nary a moment did the book let go. The dynamics of the main characters and their sheer determination were a sight to watch.
Lydia was sent a video by a colleague of a crime happening, but she could find no evidence of it anywhere. Then the witness disappeared and clues petered out. On the other hand, the fixer was trying to solve the problem from the opposite spectrum, and his dealings led to Lydia. The two started working together…well, kind of.
The story was swift paced, the subplots convoluted. The personal lives of the characters added a humane touch in the background when the realities of power play occurred. The scenes ran together like a gritty movie with some tender moments. Stringer caught my eye in the entire book. There was something tough yet vulnerable about him.
Shocks were felt in the entire book, the writing brought out the atmosphere that there was something more at play. Power took root as the pages turned, greed and crime were well shown. The author kept the story just hidden until the end where everything was finally revealed.
The chemistry between the main characters along with the twisted plot made this a compelling read.
I received a ARC from Anne and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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A witness with no victim. A crime with no crime scene…
When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she’s found the story to revive her career. But she can’t find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she’s fallen for fake news, she begins to doubt her instincts – until a sinister call suggests that she’s not the only one interested in the crime.
Michael Stringer deals in information – and doesn’t care which side of the law he finds himself on. But the murder on the train has left him exposed, and now he’ll stop at nothing to discover what Lydia knows.
When their paths collide, Lydia finds the story leads through a nightmare world, where money, power and politics intersect … and information is the only thing more dangerous than a bullet.
Publication Date: April 2020