I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the publisher, Hobeck Books in exchange for an honest review.
I was excited to read this book because I was told it was heavily based upon a true story and I was instantly intrigued.
It took me a little while to get into this book. As I was reading it, I had this feeling that I was missing something as the book constantly refers to incidents that happened to the main characters in the past, so I had to contact the author to check. He confirmed my suspicions that although this has been published as a standalone, there are 3 previous books that tie the story together nicely. I strongly believe that I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read his previous work first.
The storyline is incredibly complex but let’s face it, the book is referring to people smuggling, so it isn’t exactly going to be straightforward. It’s relatively easy to follow and I only found myself getting confused with characters, however this is no reflection on the writing style of the author, it’s more the fact I’ve never read a book like this before.
The book is jam-packed full of adrenaline and a lot of “whodunnit”, you’re constantly guessing who is innocent and guilty. I found myself admiring a character one minute, suspecting and disliking him the next and then skip forward a few chapters, back round to admiring him again! This is definitely a credit to Lewis’ writing style. He’s able to make you have connections with his characters and feel like you’re a detective working towards solving an almost unsolvable crime.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves crime fiction, especially those based in the UK.
I would suggest for maximum enjoyment, buying and reading Lewis’ first 3 books too.
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