Release date - 6th September 2017
Book length - 338 pages
Publisher - poolbeg.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
*I want to thank Cat Hogan and Poolbeg Crimson for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Scott makes enemies everywhere. Powerful people want him dead. He’s coming back to Ireland to finish what he started. But first, he must make it out of Marrakech alive.
Jen knows Scott will come back. Every day, she waits. He almost killed her last time and, fuelled by hate and arrogance, he’s not a man to ever just move on. He will kill her and he will kill her young son. But her husband and friends believe she has spiralled into paranoia.
So she knows, when he returns, she’ll face the psychopath alone.
In this powerful thriller, Hogan plunges us into the world and mind of her psychopathic killer from the first line and relentlessly tightens the tension until the very last page.
At the end of Cat Hogan's first novel, They All Fall Down, my heart was in my throat as we knew that this was not the end of Scott, so when I heard that Cat had a new book coming out, I couldn't contain my excitement - Scott was back and I needed to read this book now!!!
As always with a sequel, there was a small part of me that was worried that it would not be as gripping or compelling as the first book but my fears were certainly groundless. THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN made my skin crawl, my heart race, and my housework fall into disarray as I couldn't do anything but read this mesmeric story of twisted hate, revenge, and terror.
Scott has landed on his feet as usual and is living it large in Marrakech, running many horrific illegal operations and revelling in his plans for domination and revenge. But his arrogance is always his downfall and when he finds himself needing a quick getaway, Scott moves up his plans to revisit his homeland of Ireland, and finally finish what he started ...
Ever since Jen discovered that Scott was still alive her life has stopped. Strong and independent Jen has morphed into a bundle of anxiety, afraid to step outside her door, panicking at every turn, and trusting nobody, least of all herself. She knows that Scott will never give up and will return someday to destroy her family, and as her husband begs her to move on, Jen knows that she cannot. Scott is coming back and this time someone will die.
The hairs on the back of my neck were standing up throughout this entire story and I bow down to the exquisite writing of Cat Hogan which will make you feel every heightened emotion possible from beginning to end. This series is the perfect candidate for adaptation and I really hope to see it on my screen someday in the future. The characters are all-consuming, even those that you hate, and the settings are so expertly detailed that they come alive to your senses as you read. THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by Cat Hogan is everything I wanted and more from this sequel and is topping my list of best books of 2017. My advice? BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cat Hogan was born into a home of bookworms and within spitting distance of the sea. Her father, Pat, a lightship man, instilled in her a love of the sea and the stars. Her mother, Mag, taught her how to read before she could walk.
Writing, storytelling and a wild imagination is part of her DNA.
The beautiful County Wexford, Ireland is home to Cat, her musician partner Dave, two beautiful sons Joey and Arthur, and her tomcat Jim Hawkins. There they live a life of storytelling, song and adventure. The other love of Cat’s life is food. A self-professed foodie, there is nothing she loves more than feeding a houseful of friends round her kitchen table.
When she is not conjuring up imaginary friends, she can be found supporting local musicians and writers of which there is an abundance in her home town.
For more information:
Website - www.catherinahogan.com
Twitter - twitter.com/kittycathogan
Facebook - www.facebook.com/catherinahoganwordsmith/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/cathogan1/
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