Eddy Boyle is a retired soldier who has set up a private detective agency that survives on cases involving unfaithful spouses.
But when Fletcher, a retired army Colonel, contacts Eddy to help find his missing daughter, a chain of events is set in motion that will test Eddy’s resolve to the limit.
Has the girl been abducted or has she simply run away? Is Fletcher the real deal or does he have ulterior motives? Can Eddy pick his way through the double-dealing in time to rescue the kidnapped girl? And when the body count starts to rise and Eddy is framed for murder, can he avoid the police, conquer his own mental demons and find the girl before time runs out?
This is the first book in the explosive new Eddy Boyle series.
Move over Jack Reacher – there’s a new anti-hero in town!
The Girl With The White Flag very much reminds me of the old private investigator movies that were set in the 1940’s apart from it being set in modern day.
The story is told in the first person so we get to know what is going on in Eddy’s head. I think by doing it in the first person it makes what would other wise be a dark read a lot more light hearted.
Eddy certainly likes to push his luck. He has quite a confidence about him, well on the outside he certainly appears to be though not all the time on the inside.
What starts off as an investigation into a missing girl turns out to be a lot more sinister.
I liked Edie, Eddy’s love interest, and again she reminds me of the leading ladies that would always star in the private investigator movies. She is very sure of herself and certainly has a certain charisma about her. Her and Eddy certainly seem to be the perfect match.
The Girl With The White Flag is certainly quite a different crime novel as it feels very different to others that are around. Different in a good way though and it is certainly a good start to what looks set to be a good series.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Girl With The White Flag is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.