Title: Intervention Forgiven
Author: Tony Bury
Publication Date: Nov 26, 2015
I received a copy from the publisher, Pegasus Elliot McKenzie Publishers Ltd, for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
What caused Jack Quaid to slowly drive away the love of his life? What made him arrive home late one night, sit in front of a camera pouring out his soul, before taking a shotgun and ending his life?
When Detective Alex Keaton arrives at the scene, it has all the signs of a straightforward suicide. Alex is struggling with her own demons following her partner’s violent death some months earlier, but when Jack’s suicide brings up some strange questions, the tenacious, no-nonsense cop she once was starts to show itself again.
Why did Jack feel responsible for a murder he had nothing to do with? Why has he been flying around the world? Why has he filled books with elaborate conspiracy theories?
As Alex digs deeper, it appears Jack may have uncovered a terrible secret, one that could impact on Alex personally.
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Brilliant! Simply brilliant! I knew this was a crime thriller with some suspense elements, but what I wasn’t prepared for was how well interwoven the mystery would be throughout the plot, and how intriguing.
At first, it seemed to be about just a routine suicide but with a recording and the discovery of files and notes pointing to some other factor which led to Jack taking such a drastic way out, Detective Alex decides to investigage and what she uncovers will impact even her own life.
The writing is superb and the way the mystery slowly unwinds is meticulously done. THe main character is well developed, likeable, relatable nd interesting and I can’t wait to read the rest of her adventures.
The pacing is good and the plot itself is immersive and gripping. I was so caught up even though I had figured some of out earlier, but the final twist took me by complete surprise, and that is always a good thing.
The idea of the story, while not original has its own unique spin ane it was well integrated in the storyline.
Overall, a compelling mystery with an unexpected twist, and a well-paced plot which will keep you turning pages until the very last word has been read.
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