Adam Colclough lives and works in the West Midlands, he writes regularly for a number of websites, one day he will get round to writing a book for someone else to review.
in the 1980’s, a man on the run dumps his son at a playground and disappears.
Flash forward almost thirty years and Mike Wingate has a family and is on the
verge of making it big as a property developer, the mystery of his past is
about, thanks to a seemingly chance encounter, to come back to life. When it does he will have to
rediscover a side of himself he thought had been long buried in order to save
a little early in the year for me to be handing out awards, but You’re Next has
to be in the running it be one of the best thrillers I’ve read in 2011. Gregg
Hurwitz has created a plot that turns on an original way of evading US gambling
laws powerful enough to tempt the greedy to do the most awful things in order
to keep hold of their ill gotten gains.
action comes thick and fast with Wingate and Shep, a friend from the past he
thought he had escaped, battling to evade the bad guys and the authorities, the
power of payola complicating matters by making it hard to tell where the demarcation line between the two lies.
Hurwitz writes well about the emotional cost of not knowing your true origins,
the power of friendships forged during childhood and the lengths people will go
to in order to protect what they feel is theirs by right.
is a genuinely gripping book that ticks all the right boxes to be a big hit
whilst at the same time being unafraid to deal with the emotional fallout of
the events it describes.