Some family trees are meant to fall.
On the run from his criminal family, Daniel Dayton returns home to Newcastle Upon Tyne when his abandoned daughter is attacked.
But his family have problems of their own. Targeted by a brutal mercenary, their empire is destined to be destroyed should Daniel refuse to help.
Betrayed by his parents. Despised by his brother. In love with his sister-in-law. Home has become a dangerous place to be.
Daniel wants his daughter safe. And he wants his revenge, but in the shadowy streets of Newcastle, things are never what they seem.
This quite gritty crime novel set in the criminal world of Newcastle is a first book from Shaun Baines. It is reasonably paced and tells of a criminal family being targeted and destroyed by the enigmatic Fairbanks. It’s a good read which would benefit from a bit of tightening up to give it more pace, stop the (assumed) unintentional humour and perhaps loose bits that did not enhance the story (eg HMP Frankland). Nevertheless, these bits were mere distractions. It’s an interesting story and a good concept. It is gritty, quite dark, has some good characters with many twists and turns and overall is an entertaining read.
With thanks to Thistle Publishing for an e-ARC in return for an honest opinion.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Thistle Publishing (7 Jun. 2018)
From a damp cottage in Scotland, Shaun writes crime noir set in his native North East of England. Dark characters. Mean streets. Suspicion everywhere.
Pop by for a visit at shaunbaines.com or @littlehavenfarm
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