This month’s Thrillseeker case contained two books from authors that I have yet to read. I love that I get introduced to new and exciting authors just about every month. I received Past Crimes from Glen Erik Hamilton and Perfidia from James Ellroy. so! Let’s jump right in, shall we…
Past Crimes By: Glen Erik Hamilton
When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger must plunge into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer and uncover a shocking family secret in this atmospheric and evocative debut thriller
Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military—abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, Van knows he’s the main suspect.
The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he’d sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren’t defined by the law, Van finds that the past is all too present . . . and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.
This book is a Thriller but also something a little more. It is the debut book from this author and features an unlikely “hero”, Van Shaw. I have always wanted to visit Seattle and by reading this book and the way that the author portrays it, it was like I was actually there. The way that the author had me guessing and making my own theories made this a very enjoyable read. I for one am a fan of the whole bad guy gone good twist. It’s nice to see an author take the time to build up a character and hopefully this means we will be seeing more of Van Shaw in the future. Highly recommend this book and author.
Perfidia By: James Ellroy
At 691 pages this was a monster, and I loved it. It had its ups and downs, much like life. I think just about every fan of this genre is also a fan of Ellroys. He just gets the job done, entertainingly and beautifully. he goes for the jugular and does not let go until you cry “uncle”. This book was slow at times but picked up with a vengeance. I honestly really did enjoy this one and I thoroughly recommend it if you are a Thriller fan. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
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Disclaimer: I received these books for free in return for my review. All opinions are my own.