By John Barlow
A gripping read... A fascinating learn in darkish and evil... The stuff of significant British grit and dark, darkish humour … Barlow offers lots of twists and turns earlier than in actual fact printed. yet what's most delightful approximately Barlow's writing isn't really his tale archs or plotting, yet his characters, discussion and experience of place... Beautifully cinematic… way more cinematic than a McDermid or a Rankin.
Barlow throws in plenty of twists at the beginning is untangled, when you consider that after all not anything within the case is strictly what it sort of feels to be, and he spins the yarn in fast-paced, very readable prose. He additionally does an exceptional task with the surroundings, the English urban of Leeds, and made me believe like i might been there. wish highway is a fine novel, the 1st in a chain, and that i look ahead to interpreting the others.
HOPE highway: against the law 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 relations. With a profitable company and a way of life to compare, he desires not anything to do along with his father's legal international. yet what does that international wish with him?
A younger prostitute is located dead in John's vehicle, and Freddy Metcalfe, his ally and worker, is framed for her demise. Freddy denies every thing yet it really is an open and close case: he is going down for homicide. John units out to find the genuine killer.
But issues get complex. A stash of counterfeit money was once additionally present in John's automobile, and the police look extra drawn to that than within the useless woman. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of many north's so much ruthless criminals (and an previous buddy of the Ray family), Lanny is eager to comprehend who killed the lady. yet why? in the meantime, Freddy is just too scared to speak to someone, even his lawyer.
John's police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case by means of her boss. yet she does not think Freddy is responsible, and secretly is helping John search for the assassin. the matter, although, is that uncovering the stunning fact concerning the girl's demise will strength John to confront his personal felony past and hazard destroying his destiny, in addition to wasting the single lady he is ever loved.
A novel set in Leeds, this can be the 1st crime-mystery within the LS9 sequence.