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….
One by One.
A riveting story of revenge and redemption with hard-hitting action and heart-wrenching grief, One by One is a must for fans of Crime Thrillers.
The start of One By One is pretty Gripping stuff and then, which this is my only issue with this book is that it did seem to take it’s time to really get going, but once it did, boy what a book!
Right from the start the reader knows something awful has happened to Helen, Lucas’ wife. It just takes a while before we get to know what actually did happen to her. As soon as we know though the story really picks up pace and I was well and truly hooked.
Lucas’s story is one that does make the reader think about what they would do if they were in the same situation as him, would we take matters into our own hands or would we leave it to the police?
Lucas and Helens relationship is a very solid one and apart from friends and Helens sister, Helen literally is Lucas’s world. You can really feel his pain and loss throughout the story and I have to say I was a bit of an emotional wreck by the end.
The Drayton family, even though very much dominated by Curtis one of the siblings, the one sister and the other brothers are all as bad as each other. At least now with Lucas on their trail the tables have been totally over turned and now it is their turn to feel some of the pain and fear that their victims have had to go through.
One By One really is not a book for the faint hearted. I really am not a big fan of violence and this book has quite a lot in it. If I was to watch this story on television I would have been turning my face away as I would not have been able to watch certain parts but as the story is in the form of a book I had no choice but to carry on and read.
One By One is a tale of love, loss and revenge. It is a dark and gripping read that challenges the readers thoughts and emotions and above all else a blooming good read.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have awarded this book 4.5/5 stars.
One By One is available to purchase from Amazon