Monday, 15 April 2019

Book Review - In High Places by J J Holland

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Title: In High Places
Author: J J Holland
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 18th April 2019
Rating: 4 Stars

Ever since the death of his wife, Lina, in a Kabul bombing, Aubrey Savage has been determined to fulfil his promise to her: to find out what happened to her brother, Jarrah, a disavowed MI5 agent who has been missing for two years.

An ex-SAS officer, Savage is used to noticing the small things. So when he offers a lift to a terrified runaway bride on the moors, he knows there's more to her story than meets the eye.

But when she is snatched away immediately, leaving behind a holdall and a Glock that he recognises to be that of an MI5 agent, he is thrust into a deadly world of corruption, and a threat that's all too close to home...

I can now understand why the talented Jane Holland has yet another pen name, as this is very different to her normal thrillers.  In fact I'm not entirely sure what I thought of it. 

However I did find myself incredibly caught up with the action, it gave me a disturbed night's sleep, and I found I kept thinking about the book.  I was also utterly gripped whenever I was reading it. 

But yet its not the sort of story  I would tend to look for, and only read it as I knew I could trust the author's writing and I was curious.  I'm still convinced books with ex-SAS officers, and all manner of violence from the main protagonist aren't really for me. 

That being said I was rooting for Aubrey Savage the whole way through and was hoping he would get answers about his missing friend, and his protection of women in a situation that is so far removed to most people's realities was very interesting to read. 

Everything that was going on at the Green Chapel was very disturbing and there and the arrogance of the main criminal mastermind was shocking.  

I loved all of Aubrey's theories, and how he was able to get people onside to help him, and his background was rather surprising too. 

If you like your books quite dark, definitely dastardly and full of action then this is definitely the book for you. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Quercus for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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