Syn by Malcolm Hollingdrake @MHollingdrake @HobeckBooks

Syn is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link)

Book Description:

Retribution and Time

An everyday Friday night out. A few too many drinks.

A few harsh words said. No one was hurt.

All easily forgotten.

Both can heal

Except he didn’t forget. Their threats. How they made him feel

They must pay – with their lives.

But one will always leave a scar…

A young woman goes missing. She’s done it before, but Detective Inspector April Decent senses this time it’s serious. Can she convince her colleagues she’s right before it’s too late?

Decent and her DS Skeeter Warlock face their most deadly opponent yet in Syn, the second novel in Malcolm Hollingdrake’s superb Merseyside Crime Series.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved my first introduction to this series in Catch As Catch Can so was very eager to get my hands on the second book in the series and it didn’t disappoint.

This is very much a story about revenge of which will have the reader glued to the pages. The murders are particularly gruesome but yet exciting as these aren’t your typical killings. It is definitely going to appeal to the more hardened crime thriller fans out there. If you are bored with your stereo typical murders, then look no further as the ones in this story will send shivers down your spine!

My favourite character has to be Skeeter and for me she steals the limelight in this one. April is very much the boss but felt more in the background whilst Skeeter is out there doing the legwork and showing just how invaluable she is to the investigation. There is so much potential with her character and I have a feeling the author is going to have so much fun with her.

Syn was a much anticipated read following a top class start in the series. What I love in particular with this authors books is that I always end up learning something new. There is always a little bit of history either about the particular area, a monument or a quite famous item etc but it’s done in a way that makes it really fascinating and I always end up having a little search on the internet to explore more. More importantly though he writes a cracker of a storyline and I am absolutely loving this more darker and twisted side to him.

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