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Tuesday, 31 May 2016


        Click here to see more reviews:  The 11.05 Murders

5 0UT OF 5 STARS   on March 27, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

ByJoseph Souza, Author of Crime Thriller, NEED TO FIND YOUon 28 March 2016

The first thing I thought after reading this book is: why isn't Brian O'Hare better known in the crime writing world? This man is extremely talented, and his book a wonderful whodunnit that left me guessing until the end.

O'Hare masterfully tells a tale of obsession, lust and political maneuvering. Set in Nothern Ireland, we start with a sexual assault on a young college woman that happened twelve years ago. We are then brought back to the here and now with the violent murder of a unethical loan officer. His connection to the sexual assault soon becomes apparent, and before long the body of another man from that era comes to light. One more man from that fateful day is still alive, and the police must save his life and catch the clever killer.

But there's so much more between these pages. Amazing dialogue and setting, for starters. Intricate plotting and a vibrant pace. But where O'Hare shines is in the brilliant characters he's created. Stewart, the beautiful but standoffish sergeant, is one of his best. She is smart, sexy and dedicated to her job, and yet troubled at the same time. Her budding romance with a fellow police officer is masterfully told. But his character, Mike 'The Bat' Weir is a brilliant portrayal of a villain, a monster in all respects. I could read an entire novel with these two in it.

If you love police crime novels, you must read O'Hare. I have to say, I was unsure of what I was getting into after glimpsing the uninspired title. Don't let that put you off because it doesn't do this brilliant novel justice. Also, the novel needs better proofreading and formatting, but these are minor quips in view of his unique talent as a writer. I can't recommend this book enough. I'm so glad I discovered this author. Highly recommended!

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