June 26, 2017

Divorcing Jack by Bateman

divorcing jackYup, I reading yet another Bateman – I think it’s down to the covers being easy to spot in charity shops. This time it’s Divorcing Jack, the first in the Dan Starkey series.

Set in Belfast when a journalist (Dan Starkey), gets tied up in a very thick conspiracy case and destroys his own marriage in the process. It’s highly political and very fast moving.

A good read, and full of some cool twists and turns.

I Predict a Riot by Colin Bateman

Brilliant book – really twists and turns, and each chapter is so short you just seem to keep reading it (very hard to say “I’ll get to the end of this chapter and stop” as the next one’s only about 5 pages).

A complex and confusing storyline (that’s all the better for the confusion), and which leads to all the main characters getting the life they deserve.

Again not one I’d really class as a murder mystery, although technically it is.

Also a very interesting reminder that the troubles in Northern Ireland are still having an impact today.