John Kane’s quiet mundane world is suddenly ripped apart and he is thrust into a hellish nightmare existence after the murder of his beloved wife. The pain and anguish over his wife’s murder has been harnessed, molded and channeled into a hatred of the most abnormal ferocity, and an un-closable door had now been wrenched open in his mind, and he had crossed over into the darker realms of humanity where the merciless, cruel, vicious and uncompromising sides of human nature reside. His brain had been rewired and the switch had been flicked.
Has all this been preordained? Are there sinister dark forces at work at here? Necessary Evils will have you on the edge of your seat with your heart in your mouth.
After the devastating loss of his wife Sarah who was murdered, John Kane looses all faith in the police and the criminal justice service and decides to take matters into his own hands and fight back at the criminals. Obviously the police are not to happy that some vigilante is taking matters into his own hands, especially DI Nick Harland.
The story is quite fast paced and I was hooked from start to finish with this book.
I had every empathy for John, though don’t know if I would go quite to the same extremes as he does. I really did like his character though as over all he does come across as quite a sensitive and caring guy. It does make you think hard about whether you agree or not with his actions.
Necessary Evils was quite a quick read for me as I devoured it in less than 24 hours, even though this is quite a hard hitting story overall with a couple of unexpected twists towards the end there is a certain softness to it which I think is mainly to do with John’s character.
This is the first book I have read by Bill Carson and will certainly be keeping my eye out for more by him.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
Necessary Evils is available to purchase from Amazon