“I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story…” this quote jumps out at me and left me wanting to know more so after helping the author do a giveaway for this book I thought I had better bump it up my TBR pile to see what all the hype is about. This is David Videocette debut novel and it’s a very well written one to. The story starts off on Thursday 7th July 0301 hours Dewsbury West Yorkshire. The chapters are titled with date time and location which I found really helpful and good to follow has the third chapter flicks back to I6 months previously. Has well has a few others through the story but the book is written from the 7th July through to the 17th November.Centred around the london bombings.
I have to say this is a truly original story and nothing like I have ever read before. David’s policing experience with the London bombings is show throughout the whole of this story. With the immense detail of the investigation and the story has a whole. And although the London bombings took place 10 years ago it is still to this day a sensitive subject. David’s outstanding writing skills show the sensitivity of the story.
This book has took me a little longer than normal to read with it being such a tense read but nevertheless I was gripped from the start and it is most definitely a page turner.
For me Jake Flannagan was a cross between Jack Reacher and the ladies man (not sure if that’s the right word to use for him) side of him screamed out James Bond! Boy what a womanizer he is. His working life is totally different though Jake is very dedicated to his job and I did enjoy reading both sides of his character . I do feel there is more to come from Jake in the future as he really needs to sort his head out. I did love Lenny and the work relationship he had with Jake, he did make me giggle.
Without giving anything away…….. Wow what an ending this left me wanting more I can not wait to find out what’s in store for Jake in David’s next book.
The big question is this a story Fiction or is this fact? grab yourself a copy and you decide.
I highly recommend this book giving it 5 stars.
Thank you to David Videcette for a copy in exchange for a honest review.