I picked this book on kindle unlimited for two simple reasons.
- I enjoyed the previous books by the author ( the burning man series) see https://superfluousreading.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/lost-dog-alan-russell/ for more info
- It had audible narration
With point no. 2 it managed to sneak past the other , more imposing book that I am reading, which at this time I am unsure of completing. This book is a story of a paparazzo ( I had not heard the singular version of the term in use before! ) who gets entangled in something unexpected.
The blurb on the book jacket reveals some of the important info to follow so I feel no qualms in writing it down. Graham Wells is involved in an accident which results in the death of two beloved personalities and he flees the scene and gets rid of the evidence. He carries the guilt around like a weight though.Soon he is contacted by someone calling himself secret service who knows details about this incident and holds it over him to make him do their bidding. There are multiple following incidents that criss-cross through the book , leading to the situation of Graham trying to find the truth behind the man who contacted him.
It is a fast paced book in some respects but also felt like a big, big book. There were some elaborations we could have done without since it was not really used again and did not seem too relevant in the book apart from moulding Graham’s character in our mind.
It was a different sort of thriller to the ones I’ve read recently and that is always a welcome situation. The lead, Graham is an interesting person and you do feel like cheering him on to safety.
I gave it only 3 stars though because of the length of the book. Once I had reached the middle of the story, I felt as if I had wasted time on the first few chapters since they did not carry too much weight and that is the only reason for not making the rating 4 stars.