In my opinion...
If you can manage to get through the first stomach turning chapter of this novel, you’ll then find it difficult to put down.
James Hazel’s legal experience gives authenticity to an uncomfortable novel, with a plot which races along changing direction and time, but is still easy to follow.
No-one is whom they seem to be, I mistrusted most characters, except the likeable Charlie Priest. He is a very appealing ‘hero’, and not too intense. In contrast, I feel that I never really got to know Jessica, I am not sure if that is intentional, or because she was written by a male author, who couldn’t quite get under her skin, which resulted in me not being interested in her role in the story.
The outcome of the novel is both thought provoking and horrifying.
As to the cover, it made me shudder- but that’s a success in itself, as it made me react.
Thank you Readers First and Zaffre for giving me a copy of this horrifyingly addictive debut novel
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A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he is drawn into a web of corruption that has its roots in the last desperate days of World War Two. When his attacker is found murdered the next day, Priest becomes a suspect and the only way to clear his name is to find out about the mysterious House of Mayfly a secret society that people will kill for. As Priest races to uncover the truth, can he prevent history from repeating itself?
A horrifyingly addictive debut, deserves a sparkling four glasses