Fade to Grey by John Lincoln blog tour #bookreview @JohnelWilliams @noexitpress

Fade to Grey by [Lincoln, John]

BLURB

Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn.

His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is falling apart and there’s no money left to pay the wages…

Izma M was sent down years ago for the brutal murder of a young woman. In jail he’s written a bestseller and become a cult hero, and now the charismatic fading-film-star Amelia Laverne wants to bankroll Gethin to prove Izma’s innocence.For Gethin – low on luck and cash – the job is heaven sent. But is Izma M really as blameless as his fans believe?

This seemingly cold case is about to turn very hot indeed…

MY THOUGHTS

Private detective Gethin Grey may just have been handed is most high profile case yet. A man convicted of murdering a young girl two years ago has prompted many people to believe that he has wrongly been imprisoned and that he was made a scapegoat by the police, while the real killer still remains at large.  The man who has been charged with the murder, Izma M, has gained a huge following and has become a bestselling author. His plight to prove his innocence has caught the attention of a film star who enlists the services of Gethin. Gethin and his team take on the case with much enthusiasm, but soon they begin to get sucked into a dangerous series of events, and it even seems that those closest to Izma are keen for him to stay behind bars and for Gethin and his team not to investigate the case at all.

Fade To Grey is the start to a new series that I’m sure will gain lots of fans. This book has been compared to J.K. Rowling’s Strike novels, and I can see why. Gethin leads an engaging team of detectives, and each character adds something fresh and intriguing to the story. Gethin himself is a character who I am also keen to find out more about; he is going through a rather difficult period in his own home life, and I thought that John Lincoln portrayed this well in his writing. I also found his relationship with his father, who he refers to as “the judge” fascinating and it is something I’d like to see develop further as the series progresses.

The crime that Gethin and his team are investigating pulled me into the story. We also see past events that place several years before the murder takes place and I wondered just how this was going to relate to what was happening in the present. I never could be sure if Gethin was going to be able to prove the innocence of the man who had been convicted. John Lincoln kept me turning the pages as I wondered just what was the bigger picture here.

This is an exciting introduction to what I hope will be a long-running series, and many readers I’m sure will become quickly engaged by the characters.

Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part in the blog tour and to Katherine Sunderland at No Exit Press for sending me an advance review copy.

Publisher: No Exit Press

Publication date: 21st February 2019

Print length: 230 pages

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