Right to Kill by John Barlow @John_Barlow_LS9 @HQstories #bookreview #publicationday #RightToKill

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Happy Publication Day to John Barlow πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Right To Kill is out today!!

Many thanks to HQ for my advanced e-copy of Right To Kill which I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

Wortley, West Leeds.

On a Thursday night in February, DS Joe Romano finds himself back on home turf. He’s following up on the disappearance of drug-dealer Craig Shaw.

It’s the start of a case that could make or break Romano’s career. Because Shaw is about to go from missing to murdered.

While some don’t think Shaw’s killer should be brought to justice, Romano believes every life counts. But he’s running out of time.

The killer is ready to strike again. And Romano will be forced to question whether anyone has the right to kill.

What Did I Think?

What a striking opener, not quite how I expected that to pan out! But having such a memorable first chapter really set me off for a cracking read as a killer is rampaging  around West Yorkshire bumping off the less desirable individuals of society. Does this vigilante have the right to kill those who are detrimental to society or is this killer as bad as them.

I really warmed to Romano as the book went on. He’s not the down and out detective that he makes himself out to be. He’s hardworking and not afraid to toe the line. He’s got a nose for investigation and he’s not afraid to follow it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the daily chapters with an insight to our vigilante. This killer is on a mission to clean up the West Yorkshire streets but is taking the law in to your own hands the right way to go about it? When you’re this hellbent, who cares.

Barlow’s murderous crime thriller is fast paced and a tad bit gruesome in places. I loved having my home city of Leeds as the backdrop to what I hope is a new series. My mind wandered around the city and countryside I know well. I flew through this investigation very quickly, hooked from the beginning. I’d like to see more of Romano!

Who Is John Barlow?

John Barlow was born in West Yorkshire. He worked as a cabaret musician before reading English Literature at the University of Cambridge, followed by a doctorate in Language Acquisition at the University of Hull. He remained in the academic world as a university lecturer in English Language until 2004, at which point he moved to Spain. He currently works as a writer, ghost writer, food journalist and translator, and lives in the Galician city of A Coruna with his partner and two sons.