Author Robert Enright
Publisher Robert Enright
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Violence is like a storm.
For Lucas Cole, life is more than he could have ever hoped for. Daily Muay Thai training sessions with his best friend, a progressive career as a mechanic and married to Helen, the love of his life. All of it comes to an end on a rainy saturday night in London.
When Helen is ripped from the world by the notorious Drayton family on a visit to the capital and the police, including the prodigal Officer Starling, do little to bring them to justice, Lucas embarks on a rain soaked London to put things right himself.
As the body count rises and the ripple effects of the escalating violence reaches further than he could have imagined, Lucas has to confront his dark past, his continuous grief, a nationwide police hunt and, of course, the Draytons….
What did I think?
‘One by One’ is a book that will keep you holding your breath and siding with the murderer and not the murdered (which is quite backwards compared to most!). Robert Enright has written a blinding crime book which also has a romantic base-line. The way in which he has written this story is incredible and really pulls you in to the characters lives.
Enright managed to evoke many emotions throughout ‘One by One’ and I did feel myself getting a little choked up in parts. He’s written with sensitivity that truly makes you feel connected, you feel the range of emotions that Lucas goes through and it takes a very talented writer to make that happen!
My only reason for the four heart rating is because I did feel that it was a little too longwinded in the beginning. That being said, as soon as the pace picked up in ‘One by One’ it didn’t slow down and kept you turning the pages! A truly brilliant read!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?