‘Dark, gritty and compelling, this will have you turning the pages until the early hours of the morning.’ - The Independent
‘Fierce, funny and flint-sharp. Joseph Knox is the true grit of Brit noir’ - Cara Hunter
‘He said he didn’t remember killing them…’
Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. He has just one job: to extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the name The Sleepwalker.
Wick’s whispered confession will send Waits on a journey into a dark world of lies and revenge on both sides of the law … but can you ever trust a murderer's dying words?
Readers are obsessed with The Sleepwalker:
***** ‘So addictive and gripping. I literally couldn’t but it down.’
***** ‘I read in one breathless sitting . . . it’s hard to tell who the real villains are.’
***** ‘It hooked me from the first page. Aidan Waits is a perfect anti-hero.’
Quality writing, very good main storyline
The quality of the prose is well above average and can’t be skim read or the wit and detail would be missed.
The plot was a little confusing at times with so much going on. There are several overlapping storylines. Also, having characters called Blake, Back and Black didn’t help!
The main story, about the title character and whether he did commit the murders he was in prison for, I thought was very good. It did get a little bit swamped by other events at times.
The story is narrated in the first person by Aiden, the main character. It was convincingly done but occasionally a bit ‘blokey’ for my personal taste. Again, for my personal taste, there was, at times, bit too much violent action.
The right reader, which I wasn’t, will find this a 5*++ read I’m sure.