Book Review – The Killing Choice

Although this blog started with an intention of being a dedicated home for all my book reviews, things got busy lately and I realised I haven’t actually published any good old fashioned book reviews.

I much prefer doing these on my blog as opposed to Instagram, as I love being able to fully utilise long form content on my blog. I have also long maintained Instagram is fickle and slave to a whimsical algorithm and hence, although I am active on Instagram, blogging will always be my first love – and with that I am renewing my commitment to posting singular book reviews more often starting from this month 🙂

The Killing Choice – Will Shindler

I typically do book reviews where I have 3 sections, covering Summary, What I Loved and What could have been better. For this book however, I am skipping the last section altogether as this genuinely was one of those books where it is hard work to actually find a fault.

Summary

The book opens in London with Karl Suleman walking with his daughter at dusk through a park, on a mostly empty lane, when they encounter a deathly figure in a faceless mask. Presented with a life or death choice, Karl struggles with the repercussions of what he has to do and very soon, we find many other innocent people across London offered with a similar ‘Live or Die’ choice.

DI Alex Finn, along with this trusted crew, must race against time to link together all these seemingly unconnected events and find the killer before the unthinkable happens. This time however, smart as he is, Alex might be playing with fire himself.

Review

Will Shindler weaves a gripping story with his fast-paced narrative that keeps you on the edge. Set mainly in south east London, the book is very authentic in creating the London vibe and it is obvious that the author has done his research. The plot is neat, does not waffle and the attention to detail is beyond excellent.

I especially like how Will Shindler did not lay all the cards on the table and kept me on the edge of my seat right until the very end.

I’d also like to take a moment to highlight that the characters – all of them – were very well etched out. The author goes into just enough depth into each of their background without wandering away from the plot.

Final Words

With ‘The Killing Choice’ Will Shindler has presented us with gripping, fast paced thriller, that will have you hooked from the first page, right until the very end. I’d definitely be looking to read more of Alex Finn!

I’d like to thanks Hodder & Stoughton and Netgalley for my copy of the ARC.

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