Review: Blue Wicked by Alan Jones & Giveaway

BlueWicked_Dark_300DPI‘Blue Wicked’ is a Gritty thriller set in the south side of Glasgow. Eddie Henderson finds himself as the unlikely investigator with information that there’s a serial killer targeting the substance dependent underclass who inhabit the notorious Glasgow housing estates. The police force ignore his warnings but one young detective believes him and she helps him search for the truth, despite putting her own career at risk. Their desperate search for the truth on their own proves Eddie right and sparks off a massive manhunt, with Eddie and Catherine, the young detective, at the forefront of the investigation.

What I Thought:

I like a good crime novel and, thankfully since I was hosting part of the blog tour, this was one!

I’d honestly never thought about veterinary medicine, as being a natural element of a crime novel, but I’m not sure why since some of the techniques that Eddie Henderson uses are actual exactly those that would be used to investigate a murder.

One of the central plot points of Blue Wicked is that the murderer uses cats to practice methods of killing, before moving on to human targets which makes it a much more stomach-churning read – as you read about what has been done to the cats in the story, your imagination takes over with predictabily uncomfortable results!

Overall, Blue Wicked is a tightly-written, quite orginal take on the traditional crime novel. It has a very firm sense of place and I look forward to hearing more about Eddie Henderson in the future.


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5 Responses to Review: Blue Wicked by Alan Jones & Giveaway

  1. I have read of Tammy Cohen’s novels called First One Missing recently and its a really great book with a twist at the end that is hard to take in. xx

  2. Cath says:

    It’s been ages since I read a crime novel, but I do like Karin Slaughter – have you read any of hers?

  3. Pingback: Book Review: Bloq by Alan Jones | It Takes A Woman

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