I am on page 48 of this 440+ paperback by TOM WOOD.
The cover, aptly for me right now, is a winter scene with snow, frosted trees, a figure and slices of blood.
It’s a thriller. About assassins, hired-guns, contract-killers.
So far I am impressed by the narration which is intelligent & considered. Just because it is a action-crime-thriller where the reader expects violence and lots of it – the prose is written at a measured pace to match the protagonist’s mind-set.
He thinks: carefully and the writing reflects this analytical approach perfectly.
That doesn’t mean the action is slow, it is not!
So, I had guessed the outcome of the first six chapters by page 12 but that was part of the fun. Like when you spot a clue in a classic murder-mystery before the detective and you try to tell them – they never listen.
I recommend this read: BETTER OFF DEAD by Tom Wood 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 /5