Published: 27th May 2017
Author: R.A. Marc
Hollow Town, The Dark Side Of The City is an exciting new suspense thriller set in London. With a sassy female lead, and enough shocks and twists to keep you enraptured until the very last page, you will not want to put Hollow Town, The Dark Side Of The City down. Hollow Town, The Dark Side Of The City is the first action packed adventure in the new Hollow Town suspense series from the author R A Marc.
Interesting premise for a thriller ride the author takes you on. A girl has been taken, one of many it seems, in broad daylight with no clues as to how, why or by whom. The clock is ticking with trying to find her. The parents call the police along with an old friend Patricia, a private detective, who has means to look deeper into the darker side of things to find answers.
Girls are being selected for order with little hope of finding them without more evidence. There seems to be multiple players from the darker side presented but only just breaking the surface to what is really going on. Trade, slaves, for a harem, nothing is clear just yet as to what these girls have been taken for but whatever the reason it can’t be good. Part two of the book I feel will follow this darker side a bit more with Patricia leading the case for trying to bring back Janet. Lots of characters are brought forward so it’s just a case of seeing who is best to follow to get the clues needed.
Good starting off point but it does need some work. Character development could be better explored but might come with the next part where you know them all a bit better. Now I don’t usually mark down for edits but this one really could have done with another go through as it did break up trying to read it clean as you are trying to figure out what word might be missing or whether the wrong one was down. Their or there, your or you’re, just a couple examples, really needs to work with correct grammar. Sorting this out, along with the structure a bit so it flows better, will give the book a much cleaner feel. For a debut novel this was a good first attempt and with a little help could go further.
2.5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review