How far would you go to get what you want?
Beneath the bustling, respectable exterior of the Kent town of Allensbury lies a world of corruption and greed.
When local news reporter Dan Sullivan scents a story, he begins to ask questions. But when his source dies in mysterious circumstances, Dan is implicated. He is quickly drawn into a world of lies, ambition and avarice as he fights to clear his name.
The more he digs, the more someone tries to stop the story from ever seeing the light of day.
Dan must decide what’s more important to him…the story, or his life.
A Deadly Rejection is the authors debut novel and as debut’s go, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
The chapters are relatively short which had me racing through the book. The main character Dan I took to quite early on. You can’t help but feel slightly sorry for him, working on a newspaper but basically covering flower events. He is desperate to show everyone just what he is capable of although when that opportunity arises, he has probably taken on more than he is actually capable of.
It soon becomes apparent that whoever the killer is that they are trying to frame Dan. I liked how the police in this instance actually have a brain and don’t take things on face value. It’s quite refreshing. Only problem is, Dan, the police and the reader, have no clue who it actually is.
There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and I liked the relationship between Dan and his work colleagues, Emma and Ed. Even though there are a lot of characters in the story, it was easy to keep track without feeling lost of who is who.
A Deadly Rejection was a really entertaining read that has you routing for the good guys. I could easily see this as a series on the television as I think there is so much potential for Dan, Emma and Ed and I for one would love to see more of them. Whilst there are plenty of murders, I wouldn’t say it’s a very dark crime thriller but it has lots going for it and is packed full of mystery and suspense. Certainly look forward to reading more by the author.
I won a signed copy of this book in a giveaway over on Sonya’s blog at A Lover Of Books so would like to thank Sonya and the author for the opportunity of reading the book.
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