So you lovely folk have you had yourselves a nice Easter? Nobody got too sick from over indulgence of chocolate I hope 🙂
My indulgence this weekend has been of the literary kind and I have just this moment finished reading “Shadow of the Drill” by Rhani D’Chae.
Book Blurb: A Gritty and Violent Thriller.
A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine.
For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.
On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend.
My Thoughts: Welcome to the world of Decker (also known as The Drill), his partner in crime (often literally) Rudy, and the woman who loves him despite herself, Charlene.
If you are looking for a gentle, easy read then walk away now, no don’t walk.. RUN!! There is nothing easy about the world that Decker and Co inhabit. It is a world of violence, death and sex… often at the same time.
Anyone who crosses The Drill will pay, and that payment will be hard and it will be brutal and only one of them will walk away alive.
Decker is one of those characters that you shouldn’t like, but you do. He is violent, often to psychopathic levels, takes murder and violence in his stride and clearly enjoys dishing out his form of vengeance and justice. Yet there is something appealing about him. He is a man driven by demons desperate to exact revenge on the men whose crime forced him to become the person he is. His loyalty to those he cares about knows no bounds and that loyalty is returned to him in equal measure. You are left in no doubt that Decker and Rudy would lay down their lives for each other if the need arose without a seconds hesitation.
This is a hard-hitting, powerful and dark read. The violence is often graphic but never comes across as gratuitous. This is a brutal world and the brutality is skilfully portrayed making it impossible to look away, even if you wanted to!
Overall a completely enthralling read, the characters are flawed and damaged and at times pretty terrifying but it is impossible not to get drawn into their dark world as each heart racing scene unfolds and you wonder if anyone can really get out of this story alive!
I fully look forward to the sequel!