Dan Matlock is out of jail. He’s got a choice. Stay or leave. Go back to where it all went wrong, or just get out of the county. Disappear. Start again as someone else. But it’s not as simple as that.
There’s the matter of the man he killed. It wasn’t murder, but even so. You tell that to the family. Especially when that family is the Mintons, who own half of what’s profitable and two-thirds of what’s crooked between the Wolds and the coast. Who could have got to Matlock as easy as you like in prison, but who haven’t touched him. Not yet.
Like Matlock found out in prison, there’s no getting away from yourself. So what’s the point in not facing up to other people?
It’s time to go home.
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This was a gripping, gritty read that I’d love to see made into a film one day as I think it would be very cool!
Firstly the author does a great job of setting the scene for this book with his rundown, slightly seedy seaside location. It was quite a realistic setting that I could well imagine at many of the seaside towns in England. It hints at a darker world away from the bright lights at the sea front and makes the reader very intrigued about what is going to happen.
Matlock was an interesting main character and it took me a while to warm to him. He’s a very hard, cold and calculating man who I’m very glad I haven’t had the misfortune to meet. However as the book progressed I found that I was actually on his side and was hoping that things would go his way.
This was quite a dark book and some of the violence was quite graphically described, making for an uncomfortable read at times. There is a lot of tension which is slowly increased building to an fantastic ending! The style of the book is a bit unusual and took me a little while to get used to but once I had I felt that it actually added something to the story which I thought was very cleverly done.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Unbound for my copy of this book which I received in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author:
Eamonn Griffin was born and raised in Lincolnshire, though these days he lives in north-east Wales.
He’s worked as a stonemason, a strawberry picker, in plastics factories (everything from packing those little bags for loose change you get from banks to production planning via transport manager via fork-lift driving), in agricultural and industrial laboratories, in a computer games shop, and latterly in further and higher education.
He doesn’t do any of that any more. Instead, he writes fulltime, either as a freelancer, or else on fiction.
Eamonn has collected a PhD, an MA, an assortment of teaching qualifications, and a BSc along the way. He really likes biltong, and has recently returned to learning to play piano, something he abandoned when he was about seven and has regretted since.