My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My first Slough House novel, and first novel by Mick Herron.
The story has a very good start, a group of armed people drives into the center of a town and opens fire. People die, assassins vanish and ISIS claims responsibility. The second attack comes shortly after. A group of unique individuals gathers in a Slough House for their daily meeting and discuss the attacks. Prior to the meeting, Roddy Ho, one of the teammates is almost run over by an unmarked car. He thinks nothing of it, but his associates decide to keep an eye on him. The second attempt on Roddy’s life puts him into an interview room at Regent’s Park and his teammates together with their leader under house arrest. However, Slough House crew are not the ones to sit tight and wait for higher-ups to resolve the problem. They take the matter into their own hands and jump heads down into a dangerous terrorist rollercoaster ride.
I loved the characters. They are funny, sassy, gutsy group of people that were brought together at Slough House under different circumstances, which I am still a bit confused about. The story was nice too, the writing reminded me of James Patterson books. The overall idea of the story was good. Too many details and characters to keep up with, and I felt lost from the beginning. I think it would have made the difference if I read the previous series first.
Thank you GoodReads Giveaway and SohoPress for this book.