The Thriller Factory (25 July 2016)
The Blurb . . .
When a teenager is the victim of an unprovoked attack while walking his dog, a murder investigation begins. A cruel twist of fate makes his innocent family the targets of a vicious campaign of terror. As the detectives of Liverpool’s Major Investigation Team try to contain the violence, several key members of an organised crime family begin to topple, causing shockwaves across the planet.
My thoughts . . .
Brick is story about wrong place, wrong time.
14 year old Bryn Evans takes his dog Alice for a walk and gets into a bit of a silly argument with a random bloke in the street. A run-in which he thinks is immediately over. But this is Liverpool and the random bloke is an instrumental element to parts of the cities criminal underworld, which means he won’t take some little twerp giving him lip and just leave it.
The chain of events that follow lead the police on a race against time to try and prevent repercussions, revenge attacks and more blood being spilled. And what a race it is!
Brilliantly written, Jones has a way of writing that is rather unique in that the character dialogue is natural, you get the swearing, the slang and the grit that comes from being involved in this lifestyle and the raw emotions from even the hardest of criminal are so apparent that at some points I actually felt sorry for them!
This is the 3rd book of Jones’ I have read and it didn’t disappoint.
Jones creates a world in which you have no choice but to fall in to. With plot twists and turns that will leave you breathless and relentless gore and brutality, Brick is not for the feint-hearted but is by far one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading this year!
This is an absolutely gripping, high-octane gruesome thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I’d like to thank the author for providing me with an ARC via Facebook in exchange for my honest review.
About the author . . .
Conrad is the author of 14 novels, 8 author guides and 2 biographies. He has three series;
The Detective Alec Ramsay Series; 7 books Gritty Crime Thrillers
The Soft Target Series; Gritty Thrillers 6 books (Reacher Style)
The Hunting Angels Diaries; 3 books Horror Thrillers
You can find out more; http://www.conradjonesauthor.com