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Unforgivable: A gritty new police drama for fans of Stuart MacBride
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Unforgivable: A gritty new police drama for fans of Stuart MacBride (Paperback)

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A dark slice of Cardiff crime for fans of TONY PARSONS, JAMES OSWALD and LUCA VESTE. There isn't always a welcome in the valleys . . .

Bombs detonate in a busy souk, causing massive devastation.

An explosion rips apart a mosque, killing and injuring those inside.

But this isn't the Middle East - this is Cardiff . . .

In a city where tensions are already running high, DC Will MacReady and his colleagues begin the desperate hunt for the attacker. If they knew the 'why', then surely they can find the 'who'? But that isn't so easy, and time is fast running out . . .

MacReady is still trying to prove himself after the horrific events of the previous year, which left his sergeant injured and his job in jeopardy, so he feels sidelined when he's asked to investigate a vicious knife attack on a young woman.

But all is not as it seems with his new case, and soon MacReady must put everything on the line in order to do what is right.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Zaffre Publication Date: 27/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781785760648  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mike Thomas was born in Wales in 1971. For more than two decades he served in the police, working some of Cardiff's busiest neighbourhoods. He left the force in 2015 to write full time. Mike has previously had two novels published and was longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year and was on the list of Waterstones 'New Voices'. His second novel, Ugly Bus, is currently in development for a six part series with the BBC. He lives in the wilds of Portugal with his wife, children and a senile dog who enjoys eating furniture.

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From the opening pages of "Unforgivable" you are thrown into this hard hitting, gritty and true to life story full force. An lone attacker enters a yearly multicultural market/Souk in Cardiff and starts throwing IED's and then continues to set off a rucksack bomb. Death, panic and commotion ensues. Shortly after an explosion rips apart a mosque, while in a courtroom across the city a group of Asians are on trial for the vicious assault and murder of a young white male. The details of the murder are horrendous and quite upsetting - quite understandable that there is now unrest in the city due to this crime. The author Mike Thomas describes the vibrant Souk in such detail as to make you believe you are actually there, smelling the spices and the food cooking and listening to all the different languages chattering about. DC Will MacReady and his colleagues are tasked with finding the attacker - whilst still trying to prove himself after a horrific event the previous year. However, he feels sidelined when he's asked to investigate a vicious knife attack on a young woman. I haven't read the first in the MacReady series but there's enough in the book for it to be read and understood as a standalone. I wasn't aware there were so many different departments across the police force and the author is well informed at all the different jobs that these officers do. There was a lot of sarcasm and negativity between the officers at times, but under pressure like they were here, I imagine this would be normal. Action packed tension filled with emotion and intrigue this book is a brilliant read. Combining a police procedural with a powerful thriller storyline - I highly recommend "Unforgivable" and I would happily read more by Mike Thomas again.

- 17/07/2017
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