I finished the year with a not insubstantial total of 124 books read, and in no particular order here are my top ten books from that list.
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs
Bryant and May investigate The Victoria Vanished by Christopher Fowler
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Halfhead by Stuart MacBride
Taken by Robert Crais
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
Let’s start all over again in the morning shall we?
Featuring Joe Pike, Elvis Cole and Jon Stone this is by far the best Robert Crais book I have ever read. I really couldn’t put it down and so read it in just one sitting.
The story spends a lot of time, switching back and forth in time, and between character narratives but it never comes anywhere close to confusing. It all flows really well.
I actually felt a little bit sad when I turned the last page, as I was enjoying myself so much.
Since I started my foray into the back catalogue of Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole & Joe Pike novels, I’ve not really said much about them. I’m not going to say much about this one either, other than it is the best of the series thus far, (there are better ones later on), besides I think my repeated returns to read more of the series tells you more about how much I enjoy reading them than I could.
Explosive plotting meets explosive experts.
Join Carol Starkey as she tries to identify and capture Mr Red, a bomber leaving a trail of death and destruction across America as he endeavours to achieve his one ambition. A place on The FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ list…..
I think I need a break from Joe Pike, as I’m beginning to find these books a tad repetitive. That said, I do want to delve more into the Elvis Cole back catalogue, after reading these few books.
The first of four (so far) crossover novels between Joe Pike & Elvis Cole, and which precedes the earlier crossover novel I read, The First Rule. While reading them out of order didn’t spoil my enjoyment of either, this one certainly filled in some blanks about the behaviour of some characters in The First Rule.
My first foray in the world of Robert Crais, which is a combination of his two serial characters Elvis Cole & Joe Pike. I shall read more