Out Of Control
The Rules by Kerry Barnes is a contemporary crime thriller that will draw the reader in from the start.
There is a fine line between the villains and the heroes, with plenty of anti-heroes in between. It is a line that becomes ever more blurred as the novel progresses. Trust is high on the agenda but with crosses and double crosses the reader wonders just exactly who are the ‘good guys’?
Within the novel there are themes of drug taking, supply and demand, gangland wars and violence. It is not a novel for the faint hearted but it is a complex and well thought out plot.
There is a moral code that old fashioned villains will not cross. As crime spirals out of control and lawlessness prevails, deals need to be done to protect the innocent.
The Rules would make a fabulous ITV drama series. I can picture Ray Winston in the role of Mike. It is a gripping novel that will keep the reader on their toes throughout.
A word of caution… there is a lot of four letter bad language throughout and themes and action that some readers may not like.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.