by Mark McGinn
Having been in Christchurch on February 22nd 2019 and knowing many who have subsequently faced the frustrations of insurance settlement processes, I found this an engaging read. The Author’s dedication says it all! “…justice delayed is justice denied”.
Weaving the deep-seated corruption of “Home Truths” around these very real and, for some, still ongoing situations make the story seem extremely plausible and therefore more engrossing.
The plotline is nicely paced throughout, and Jonah Solomon’s backstory cleverly unfolds in parallel. Tensions build nicely to create a gripping conclusion to Jonah’s six-week investigation into insurance fraud, police corruption and the killing of a colleague that could almost belong to John Rebus from an Ian Rankin novel.
Just who in the force can he trust to help while the clock is ticking, and who wants the plug pulled on the investigation? He had made the decision to quit, the letter in his pocket, but who is it that is looking to end his career before he can deliver it?
The characters of Eve and Griff could have been more fully drawn which would have given even more depth to Jonah’s but, all in all, this a commendable novel and, for one who enjoys the style of Rankin and others of the genre, I will be searching out some of McGinn’s earlier work for sure.
Author: Mark McGinn
Publisher: Story Grid Publishing (USA)
RRP: US$12 + P@P
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