just finished

This is a gritty, dark book. The violence and language were cringe worthy. But I can't stop thinking about it. In my penchant for reading Irish lit, this thriller gripped me from the first words. The main character is unlikeable but I liked him. I felt sorry for him, even though he is a very bad man. It's a complex story. But it's excessively violent. It will take me a while to decide if I want to continue the series. I almost think I will, for although I am drained by this book, I want to know more!

From the publisher:
Fegan has been a “hard man,” an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he’s going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.

As he’s working his way down the list he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. Now he has given Fate—and his quarry—a hostage. Is this Fegan’s ultimate mistake?

1 comment:

Terri D said...

It does sound intriguing. Thanks for the review!