Fade To Grey by John Lincoln @noexitpress

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Book Description:

Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn.

His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is falling apart and there’s no money left to pay the wages…

Izma M was sent down years ago for the brutal murder of a young woman. In jail he’s written a bestseller and become a cult hero, and now the charismatic fading-film-star Amelia Laverne wants to bankroll Gethin to prove Izma’s innocence. For Gethin – low on luck and cash – the job is heaven sent. But is Izma M really as blameless as his fans believe?

This seemingly cold case is about to turn very hot indeed…

My Thoughts:

Gethin is a man with problems. Lots of problems. I did struggle to have any empathy for him though. A lot of his problems are caused by himself and to start with he comes across as quite arrogant and selfish. By the end, I had thawed out slightly towards him but I have to admit I didn’t quite feel the connection I would hope for with the lead character. For me I think this was to do with his likeability.

The case Gethin and his team are working on was a really intriguing one. The story every so often flicks to a character called Danny, who had me really intrigued and I wondered how he fitted into it all. There is also Izma, behind bars for a crime he supposedly didn’t commit. The fact he had written a best selling novel also piqued my interest.

Lee and Bex, who are in Gethin’s team, I would have liked to have gotten to know a bit better. They have interesting roles and work well alongside Gethin. I think there is definitely a lot of potential for their characters. I’m not sure if this is going to be a series or not but would be great to get to know more of their backgrounds if so.

Fade To Grey is an intriguing crime thriller. There’s enough going on to grab the readers interest and keep them turning those pages. Whilst the revelations weren’t overly shocking, it still makes for a solid read that overall I enjoyed. There is a good blend of action and investigating that will definitely appeal to fans of this genre.

My thanks to No Exit Press for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Fade To Grey is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affilaite link)

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