I am very happy to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Zero by Matt Brolly. Let's take a look at the book and then you can read on for my review.
About the book:
No crime will go unpunished.
It is the near future. A zero tolerance policy results in the death penalty for all crimes, no matter how minor.
When a judge is kidnapped, and a ransom note demands the release of all prisoners awaiting execution, kleptomaniac Detective Inspector Kate Swanson is put on the case.
But soon her boss also disappears. Under increasing pressure from her superiors, and caught between the security services and the growing social unrest, Swanson must race to find a man whose murdered wife and daughter link the missing men.
Can she find him before it’s too late?
It's been a while since I read a crime or a thriller so it was great to be asked to join the blog tour for Zero. I always enjoy the twists and turns of these genres so what did I think...
One of the main things I loved about DI Kate Swanson is that she is a flawed character. This definitely made her all the more realistic. Both Swanson and Keane are intriguing characters and I enjoyed their interactions as they put the clues together to solve the case. It will be great to read more books in the series when they are released and get to know the characters even more.
I really enjoyed the crime and dystopian mix in this book. The idea is intriguing and it made me think about what it would be like to live in a society that would implement zero tolerance. The way the zero tolerance policy is carried out is brutal and I liked how information regarding the policy is slowly revealed throughout the book. Evidence is uncovered piece by piece but Zero grabbed my attention and held it. At times I couldn't put the book down as the pace increased and I wasn't sure which way the story was going to go.
Zero is intriguing and dark with a great dystopian twist!
Four stars from me!
Thank you to Canelo & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Zero was published on 21st November by Canelo price £3.99 as an ebook.
About Matt BROLLY
Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. He reads widely across all genres, and is currently working on the third in his Michael Lambert thriller series. Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children.
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