If you found the person who brutally murdered a loved one, what would you do? Forgive and forget? Or take the law into your own hands?
Detective Martin Murphy is the law and he's back with a vengeance....
Someone has started killing the killers - who just happen to have been under the surveillance of 'Confront', a support group for relatives of murder victims who believe that therapy conies through empowerment. Suspecting the group of revenge killings, Murphy goes undercover and joins them. But it seems that Confront have been doing their own detective work....
©2005 Colin Bateman (P)2005 W F Howes Ltd
In general I have liked Colin Bateman and given his books positive reviews, as you may be gleaning from the wind up I am going to ding this one a bit. Bateman generally has a lead character that is a bit of a smart a__ , and eccentric, there is humor and a fun story. In this book the sarcastic tone is gratuitous and falls flat and the lead character, in contrasts to his others is just not a likable person. I thought the storyline was good enough to pull me through to the ending but followed a totally predictable trajectory from start to finish.
If you are a Bateman fan and have read his other books you will find this work to be formulaic, if you are looking to read a work from Bateman do not start here, he has written some very good books and is an author worth delving into, this is just not the one to start with.
For a recommendation I would advise to go with another work by Bateman first, then if you like him, and that is a strong possibility, come back and revisit this option. Not the best work done by Colin Bateman
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