Monday, 21 June 2021

Preacher Boy by Gwyn GB

 

I'll be honest, meeting Dr Harrison Lane for the first time in Preacher Boy I didn't think I was going to like the character. Whooshing in on his big, powerful motorbike like some supercool dude, the women seem to like him, the main male character seems to be really jealous of him...

 But the premise of the book appealed to me so I kept an open mind and carried on. Which is a good thing really as I enjoyed the book immensely.

Lane is the head of the Met's Ritualistic Behavioural Crime Unit, the guy the cops call on when things get really dark and that's just how it is when he attends the site where a young boy is staked out in what looks like a murder with satanic overtones. Before long another boy is missing and it's the usual 'race against the clock' type of scenario but 'usual'  doesn't detract from the impact of the story (I'll be reading more of this author again for sure).

What I really enjoyed was seeing Lane at work, he kind of switches a lot of the world off and sees things others don't which leads to him picking up clues others would miss and seeing 'inside' the murderers mindset.

Highly recommended 4.5/5*


Thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto this tour




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