COLLAP$E BY FREDDIE P. PETERS
I would like to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Through My Letterbox for inviting me to this tour and introducing me to Freddie P. Peters.
The Back of the Book
SURVIVING IS A SKILL – KILLING ANOTHER
He is a secret IRA operative
He is one of the most successful City bankers in London
…then the 2008 financial crisis happens
Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own dark past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence, but her client is her biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?
COLLAP$E is a financial and espionage thriller, and the first book in the ‘Henry Crowne: Paying the Price’ trilogy. If you like The Big Short, The Fear Index and A Week in December you will enjoy the twists and turns of Feddie P. Peters’ fast-paced thrillers.
My Thoughts – The Review
Henry Crowne I found to be a likable but sometimes arrogant character. Freddie P. Peters builds his character throughout the book adding aspects that you will not expect. Personally my favourite character was Nancy Wu. The friendly neighbour is the perfect person to know. Not only does she help but she is strong with it.
Nancy will not be lied to or messed around. She is there to do a job and she will do it no matter what.
A few times throughout COLLAP$E Nancy’s relationship with Henry is tested. I wondered how she would respond. I was not disappointed!
As this is the first in the trilogy Freddie P. Peters introduces the characters bringing them to life in such a way that kept me wanting to know more. When reading books which are part of a series I sometimes find that the authors concentrate too much on the characters history rather than the story and situation they are in. This is not one of those books.
I felt I got to know the characters and their backgrounds at the right points throughout the story with Freddie P. Peters knowing the perfect time to disclose.
There are a number of twists which kept me thinking, what’s going to happen next, maybe it isn’t who I thought it was.
I found myself laughing at times but also being shocked. My favourite part of COLLAP$E was actually one which shocked me not only because I wasn’t expecting it but also because I loved Nancy’s reaction.
I will certainly be buying Breaking Point and No Turning Back. I want to know what happens next. Where does Henry Crowne go from here?
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