In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen

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Jack Taylor is a former policeman with an attitude and an alcohol problem.  That doesn’t mean he’s not a likable guy but I guess that depends on how you are dealing with him.  He was hired to investigate a very weird crime, a murder, where adult twins were tossed in the river to drown.  That sounds heinous, doesn’t it?  Frankly, I think the twins got what they deserved.   They decided to pick on a guy in a wheelchair as he was an easy target.  While they started harassing him they had their guard down because he couldn’t defend himself.  Except that he could actually defend himself and wasn’t wheelchair bound.

They man clacks their heads together and duct tapes them to the chair, pushes it into the river to meet their fate. (that was cliched but couldn’t help it!)   Their father now recruits Jack to find out who killed them.  It’s hard to care who killed them as they weren’t nice people.

There is suspense and if you are offended by bad language then avoid this one.  Lots of F bombs throughout.

This isn’t the first Jack Taylor book so I ought to have started out with Guards, I may still go back and try it as I like a series.  This didn’t grab me straight away but I wasn’t tempted to call it a DNF.

Much thanks to NetGalley for allowing me access to this book prior to publication this November.  Opinions are all mine, nice and not so nice, and I was not compensated for the review.

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