May 6, 2015

Book Review: One by One by Robert Enright

Title: One by One
Author: Robert Enright
Genre: Crime Fiction
Publisher: Self
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Source: Provided by Author
Reviewed by: Kat

Book Summary

Violence is like a storm. 

For Lucas Cole, life is more than he could have ever hoped for. Daily Muay Thai training sessions with his best friend, a progressive career as a mechanic and married to Helen, the love of his life. All of it comes to an end on a rainy saturday night in London. 

When Helen is ripped from the world by the notorious Drayton family on a visit to the capital and the police, including the prodigal Officer Starling, do little to bring them to justice, Lucas embarks on a rain soaked London to put things right himself. 

As the body count rises and the ripple effects of the escalating violence reaches further than he could have imagined, Lucas has to confront his dark past, his continuous grief, a nationwide police hunt and, of course, the Draytons.... 

One by One. 

A riveting story of revenge and redemption with hard-hitting action and heart-wrenching grief, One by One is a must for fans of Crime Thrillers.

My Thoughts

An 'eye for an eye' progresses into a hard-core reality in this superbly-written crime revenge thriller. Debut author, Robert Enright, delivers a powerful, edge-of-your-seat read with peaks and lulls in just the right places. This author is off to a pretty incredible start in his career with this first novel. 

Seldom do I feel such a strong level of emotional involvement in a fictional tale where I'm still thinking of the characters and their stories days after finishing a book, and experience an ultra-heightened sense of loss. I believe they call it a 'book hangover' in book reviewers circles. But this one just did it for me. I felt every bit of pain and anger Lucas Cole felt. Knowing his style of vigilante justice is wrong didn't matter. I rooted for him anyway. And all the other characters in the novel are full of depth as their own backgrounds and stories are unveiled in a truly skillful manner.  

Throughout the entire experience, I kept thinking how this book would make an amazing movie. Hopefully, the author has some knowledge of how to make this happen because it undoubtedly would be a blockbuster with the right casting. I imagine the role of Lucas would be a very coveted one as well. 

Excellent read and I can't recommend it high enough! Hope to hear more from this extremely talented author soon.  

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