By John Barlow
A gripping read... A fascinating learn in darkish and evil... The stuff of serious British grit and dark, darkish humour … Barlow presents lots of twists and turns ahead of in reality printed. yet what's most pleasurable approximately Barlow's writing is not his tale archs or plotting, yet his characters, discussion and feel of place... Beautifully cinematic… way more cinematic than a McDermid or a Rankin.
Barlow throws in plenty of twists firstly is untangled, considering after all not anything within the case is precisely what it sort of feels to be, and he spins the yarn in fast-paced, very readable prose. He additionally does an excellent task with the atmosphere, the English urban of Leeds, and made me suppose like i would been there. desire highway is a fine novel, the 1st in a chain, and that i wait for studying the others.
HOPE highway: a criminal offense thriller - you cannot switch your previous. yet what approximately your future?
John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio 'Tony' Ray, is the instantly one of many relatives. With a winning enterprise and a life-style to check, he desires not anything to do together with his father's felony global. yet what does that international wish with him?
A younger prostitute is located dead in John's motor vehicle, and Freddy Metcalfe, his ally and worker, is framed for her dying. Freddy denies every thing yet it truly is an open and close case: he is going down for homicide. John units out to find the true killer.
But issues get advanced. A stash of counterfeit money was once additionally present in John's vehicle, and the police look extra attracted to that than within the lifeless woman. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of many north's such a lot ruthless criminals (and an previous buddy of the Ray family), Lanny is eager to understand who killed the woman. yet why? in the meantime, Freddy is simply too scared to speak to somebody, even his lawyer.
John's police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case via her boss. yet she does not think Freddy is in charge, and secretly is helping John search for the assassin. the matter, even though, is that uncovering the stunning fact in regards to the girl's loss of life will strength John to confront his personal legal past and danger destroying his destiny, in addition to wasting the one girl he is ever loved.
A novel set in Leeds, this is often the 1st crime-mystery within the LS9 sequence.