By Simon Maltman, January 22 – 25
- Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Witness-Simon-Maltman/
- Genre: Crime
- Print length: c.314 pages
- Suitable for young adults? No
- Trigger warnings: No
God created the world in one week. In six days Pastor Tom destroyed his own. On the seventh day he rested. Post-Troubles Belfast. One flawed pastor believes he can still make a difference. Hardened, ageing paramilitaries make a last grab for power. Murder, kidnapping, corruption. Pastor Tom strives to make a positive difference in his community, but secrets from his past still haunt him. One bad decision follows another as he tries to do “the right thing.” Will he soon be shackled to a path leading him far from redemption?
I will enjoy a book set in Ireland no matter because it is a place I have wanted to go, but not into this book world. It was very gritty and dark, so I do not believe I would want to visit this Ireland!
This book was very well described and made me feel like I was there. I felt like I was in the city and seeing all of the crimes and such that were going on.
This was a great story from start to finish, and I thought Pastor Tom was a good character. He handled all of these things being thrown at him, and that made this book almost impossible to put down.
About the Author:
Simon Maltman is the ‘Irish Noir’ author of novels, novellas and short stories. His recent books include ‘Witness’ and ‘The Mark.’ An Amazon Bestseller, he also splits his time working as a musician and as a tour guide on his ‘Belfast Noir’ tour. He lives in County Down with his wife and two daughters.
Recent praise for Simon Maltman:
“A terrifically gritty thriller.” Jo Spain
“A hard boiled neo noir classic.” Paul D Brazill