Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Unforgiving: A Henry Christie thriller by Nick Oldham

What happened to the missing cop?  Where's the car?  That's the first mystery in this story but it's not the last...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 1st.

The title says this book is a thriller and it is.  It's a constant adrenaline run reading this.  There is monster taking young women for his own needs.  There's a thief that's back in town for his next haul and will be escaping to his safe haven when he's done.  Henry and Jake have old enemies and new.

The characters in this story take a lot of punishment.  Henry gets hit with a crowbar.  Jake gets his jaw broken.  This all happens while they are pursuing active cases and is realistic enough.  It's just a bit rough to read.

The kidnapper/murderer is one of the local community.  The thief gets killed in a robbery but his brother is still alive.  There is nonstop action, lots of trauma, drama, and some relationship issues.  Henry is asked to retire early.  Jake has an affair and almost loses his family.  With danger all around, I wasn't sure who was going to survive.

My hero in this story is Emma.  She's 14 and she has her shit together.  She survives things that would put an adult person down and she doesn't stop until it's over.  I admire her character and her toughness.

And, as a final thought, I want Mr. Oldham to know if he lets that sniper kill Henry in the next book, I won't like him anymore. 

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