Death by Dangerous is a compelling legal thriller set in Manchester and Bradford.
John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel. But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident…
Regular readers will know I love a good legal thriller and I’m pleased to say I loved this book!
I’m a huge John Grisham fan and love American legal thrillers so I thought this book might be overshadowed by my expectations with it being UK based also. I needn’t have worried because this book didn’t disappoint and has everything I want in a legal thriller.
‘They’ say you should write about what you know and it’s quite clear that the author really knows his profession as I totally believed everything that was happening. Each chapter has something going on of relevance and I never felt that they were just fillers.
There’s a great cast of characters; some to love and some to despise. I think Adey was my favourite as she reminded me of Kulinda from my fave show The Good Wife; gutsy and prepared to do almost anything to get to the truth which is not always on the right side of the law!
There’s sufficient police and legal procedure to ensure you understood what was happening and believable but without making it boring and is full of the pomp and circumstance of the English legal system that you’d expect (caps, gowns, wigs etc).
My only small minor teeny weeny concern is that some may be consider one of the suspects a little stereotypical and cliché but overall it works.
I hope to read more from Olly Jarvis and about his characters Anderson & Hussain as this debut was fast paced and tense with likeable characters and unpredictable twists…nothing else to say except give it a go!
Many thanks to Olly for sending me a copy for review purposes (although I did purchase a Kindle copy because I couldn’t get on with the pdf)
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