Release date -12th January 2017
Book length - 366 pages
Available on - www.amazon.co.uk | www.amazon.com |
Sirens is the brooding and assured debut from Joseph Knox, the next big name in crime fiction.
Set in a sprawling, twilight northern city, Sirens introduces Aidan Waits, a disgraced young detective caught stealing drugs from evidence and subsequently blackmailed into going undercover. When an MP's daughter runs away from home, Waits is sent to track her down and finds himself at the centre of a maelstrom of drugs, blackmail and deception.
Uncovering the motives of those involved, he's thrown forwards through politicians, police and drug lords - towards a conclusion and a truth he really doesn't want to know.
Ok, where do I start with my review for SIRENS by Joseph Knox? Will I be able to convey just how emotionally absorbing and compelling this gritty novel truly is? The answer is probably not, but I will do my best. I have read many excellent crime fiction novels in my time but SIRENS by Joseph Knox is in a total league of its own. From the dark and disturbing insight into the drug trade and the individual roles within it to the flawed and damaged characters that live and breathe on both sides of the law, the reality of this tough world will haunt you in your dreams. Detective Aidan Waits is so much more than a messed up cop with a penchant for drugs, and as the fine line he is treading leads him into a different murky underworld, he tries to protect those he deems deserving. But as the bodies start to stack up, who can he really trust? Because the closer he gets to the truth, the more danger he is in, and everyone is disposable. From the missing MP's daughter to the epicentre of the drug trade, and the complicated relationships Waits finds himself involved with, all paths will finally converge to lead to the truth. But will Waits survive to bring it out into the open? SIRENS by Joseph Knox is an outstanding, deeply disturbing, crime thriller that really burrows into the reader's mind and makes you physically react to the story. SIRENS by Joseph Knox is the crime fiction novel to beat in 2017 but I have to say I'm not sure if that is possible!!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++(NOT ENOUGH STARS IN THE WORLD)
Joseph Knox is a bookseller specialising in crime fiction. He now lives and works in London, having spent his formative years in Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester. His first novel, SIRENS, the first in a series featuring Detective Aidan Waits, will be published by Transworld in the UK in spring 2017.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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