It’s my turn on the BlogTour Hell Hath No Fury by Geoff Major.
About the Author
This is Geoff Major’s second book. His first – Deadline – was published in 2020. Writing is his hobby, which he fits in-between full-time work, family, and completing unusual fundraising challenges. For more information, visit geoffmajor.info. He lives in Yorkshire, with his wife and their dog. Follow @GradusPrimus on Twitter, @primusgradus on Instagram
About the book
They changed her life forever. Did they really think they could get away with it? – Evie Perry was a high-class escort whose way of life was abruptly and cruelly shattered by two drunken men. Stella Kendrick’s husband committed suicide and left her with a legal battle and a debt of £6m, but he leaves her a message with the names of three men on it. Daniella Maddox is a world-class barrister, assigned to an indefensible case for a corrupt client, but one she must win to save her own life.
Unbeknownst to them, fate has woven their lives into a twisted web.
Detective Sergeant Alan Armitage is mystified when he attends the scene of a triple murder, but he is very quickly joined in his hunt for the killer by Detective Sergeant Steve Denton from The Met, and Detective Sergeant Bob Williams from North Yorkshire CID.
Along with Detective Constable Rachael Jones, they have to uncover who the murderer is and why they are killing people across the country. Their task is made even more difficult because a criminal known to most simply as The Broker gets closer to banking millions every time his team commits another murder.
With three very different women, scenarios and eventually chains of crimes, it’s hard to see what they could possibly have in common. Money, power – secrets? It’s a fast paced often brutal tale that often reminds the reader just how unsavoury the world can be.
It was interesting how the author didn’t really feel the need to present the reader with any sympathetic characters. They all range somewhere from sorta okay to completely irredeemable, even the collateral damage and victim aren’t the kind of characters you feel empathy for. The exception might be the police officers who have to work together to solve the crimes, but first they have to recognise where some of the crimes might have a connection.
Perhaps a reminder that there is no such thing as lily white and that we all have secrets. The perfect exterior everyone presents to the world can easily hide the crumbling interior. The story also serves as a reminder that there are plenty in society who believe others are expendable and only exist to fulfil their needs and wants.
It’s a story about betrayal, revenge, power and greed. Death and destruction are strong motivators when the roots of anger and need for vengeance have become part of the fabric of your being.