What would you do if someone killed your child? Would you let them be released and live a life of happiness while you mourn your last child for eternity? Would you want revenge? These questions and more are raised in Alistair Moore s dark thriller, which captured me with its observations of human existence. Is rehabilitation possible? Are we doomed to live a bad life if we live in an area where crime and violence is considered normal? This novel was a complete page turner- I couldn t stop until I knew how it would unravel, despite the unease I felt as I accompanied the main protagonist on a journey of darkness and redemption. Much of the sadness within the pages deals with issues within society such as violence, crime and drug addiction. I found the main protagonist strange yet likeable, and the novel s less central characters, George, the local café entrepreneur and Toni who wants to leave the estate for a better life, offered hope as the novel progressed. The Release rather effectively highlights the blurry line between good and evil and has you wondering, is there even such a thing as evil ? Excellent novel. I look forward to reading more from this author!
I was simply hooked! There wasn't that 'detective knows all' vibe that you get in a lot of crime novels, this was darker and refreshingly different.