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The Rules: a suspenseful and gritty crime thriller that will have you gripped Paperback – 26 August 2020
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- Publisher : HQ Fiction GB (26 August 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008336482
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008336486
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
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Praise for Kerry Barnes
‘A shocking, gripping read’ Dreda Say Mitchell
‘Sweeps along at a breakneck pace’ Anna Smith
'Another cracker from Kerry Barnes. The Hunted is a rollercoaster ride!’ Jaime Raven
‘An absolute must read from this talented author’ Jacqui Rose
a suspenseful and gritty crime thriller that will have you gripped
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We start this book in prison, and we meet up with a few people we recognise, from the previous book.
Great that there is an offer on the table, for a few men. Will the offer be taken though?
There was a really lovely part in prison too, that bought a tear to my eyes.
Zara made an appearance, half way through. She had been through so much, and was lovely to see her on her feet.
Again, we come across some nasty characters, who are up to no good. But there are some lovely people too.
Loved this book, from start to finish
The Rules is part two of three and is an absolute MUST READ! Books one and two are some of the best books I have read in a while and I am so happy I finally got around to reading them. The book centers around Mike Regan who is currently in prison. However, he and other members of his Firm also serving at her Majesty s pleasure get offered a deal. They need to agree to come out of prison and find the people responsible for a new drug that is sweeping the streets and taking many lives with it.
When you see that kind of description it seems like a simple enough story line, but with the first book delving into many more aspects and characters it isn’t really as simple as it seems. I fear saying too much as people who haven’t read the first book will inevitable come across spoilers.
What I will say is that for two days straight nothing got done at home for me as this book took priority. Kerry Barnes has created a bunch of characters that I was compelled to read about, a story line that had me gripped from the very first page and a whole host of other things going on. I cannot praise the book, the writing and the sheer enjoyment I got from this, but what I would say is that these will without a doubt make my top ten list for 2019!
There are so many ‘incestuous connections’ that stagger belief and add to the hilarity, along with a feeble, mind numbing (lack of) storyline.
The list of characters goes on and on and on. None are captivating and most come across as lacking in intelligence. The main character, Zara, reminded me of a Wonder Woman, with a prosthetic hand.
There is no real storyline but between guffaws, I deduced- a gang leader and minions are let out of prison, by police (haha) to rid the London streets of violent crime. Said gang leader has competition from other gangs who are selling a new drug Flakka. Lots of killings take place but no one is ever apprehended (haha) and so it goes on, coincidence after coincidence and a little like, “it just so happens.....”
I’m flabbergasted that this tripe has been rated so high. I certainly wouldn’t recommend the book and I certainly won’t be reading any more by this author.