Whizzed through Long Way Home by Eva Dolan, which was such an assured debut. Loved to bits the setting, which wistfully reminded me of long drives down A-roads to get to Norfolk in my youth. Those flat fenland plains were the perfect setting for the story, which was so gripping, and crackled at the current affairs landscape with an urgency that I’ve not come across in while. Eva’s follow up, which came out last week, has been added to my reading list and I can’t wait for it to come round.
Now positively inhaling Chasing The Dead by Tim Weaver, the first of the David Raker thrillers, and I know it won’t last long. I just love it. The speed, tone, and pressing urgency all have me entranced. The central character, Raker, is one that I can immediately identify with, and after only half a page I knew I’m in this series for the long haul. So happy as well to see that there are four more in the series – I sense a binge coming on. Happy days!