Monday, 25 May 2015

Thursday Legends by Quintin Jardin

Thursday LegendsThursday Legends by Quintin Jardine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 1 day

Pages - 320

Publisher - Headline Book Publishing

Blurb from Goodreads

Every Thursday for 25 years, Skinner and his friends have met for a game of football. Which is why the discovery of Alec Smith's mutilated corpse has hit Skinner so hard. A former policeman, Smith was one of the Thursday Legends. When another teammate is murdered, Skinner realizes it's only the beginning.

My Review

Skinner plays football every Thursday with the "Legends", when one of them turns up dead and its a former policeman the investigation into such a heinous crime starts. When another of the team is missing and turns up dead, Skinner starts to think there is something much bigger to these crimes. As the investigation continues Alex Smith, the former cop, has some dark secrets in his past that could put the investigating team at risk.

I have never read this author before, or if I had it was years ago, this is book ten of twenty five. I don't think I missed anything out by not read the first ten to be honest, I would definitely like to go back and read them as it was such a good series.

The story kicks off really quickly with Smiths brutal murder, the characters are brought to life and spark your interest from the very first pages. Skinner is a bit of ladies man which rises a few issues in itself, especially when he hooks up with the pretty young lady next door whilst seeing a colleague on the force. There is quite a bit of gore and violence, murder, lies some sex and a few secrets.

I found it really hard to put down, it is a real page turner and I will be getting the back catalogue and the books that followed. 4/5 for me this time, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes their crime a bit bloody and rough.

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2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of a murder mystery set amongst a group of very old friends. As I get older I can relate to such groups :)

    Twenty five books is a lot for a series. Since you liked this one so much it must be nice to know that there are so many more to read.

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  2. It sounds good but I'm not sure I would be able to work my way through the entire series.

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