Bad Blood + Giveaway
by Brian McGilloway
on Tour June 26 - July 31, 2017
A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. One clue is left behind to uncover his identity—an admission stamp for the local gay club.
DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate. As Lucy delves into the community, tensions begin to rise as the man’s death draws the attention of the local Gay Rights group to a hate-speech Pastor who, days earlier, had advocated the stoning of gay people and who refuses to retract his statement.
Things become further complicated with the emergence of a far-right group targeting immigrants in a local working-class estate. As their attacks escalate, Lucy and her boss, Tom Fleming, must also deal with the building power struggle between an old paramilitary commander and his deputy that threatens to further enflame an already volatile situation.
Hatred and complicity abound in McGilloway’s new Lucy Black thriller. Compelling and current, Bad Blood is an expertly crafted and acutely observed page-turner, delivering the punch that readers of Little Lost Girl have grown to expect.
Book Details:Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: June 13th 2017
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062684558 (ISBN13: 9780062684554)
Series: DS Lucy Black #4
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
This is my first introduction to this series. While, I had no issues having this be my first time meeting them, I had a bit of an problem connecting with the rest of the characters and storyline. There was nothing that interesting or endearing about the other characters. Therefore, there was times when I easily lost focus on the story. Yet, I liked Lucy and her boss, Tom. They paired nicely together to solve the case. In regards to their intelligence; I found that they were both equally balanced. While, this book was just middle of the road for me, there were times when I liked what I was reading. Additionally, I want to get to know Lucy better and to do this I will consider checking out the first book in this series.
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Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he was Head of English. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Lucy Black series, all to be published by Witness. Brian lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.