'I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story.' What a great line. It got me interested and excited to read it straight away and the book definitely didn't let me down.
From the very beginning, we go on a journey with Jake. First, he comes across as a bit of a rogue, doing his own thing and making his own rules. Later on, we learn about his past and his mother which explains why he acts the way he does. Why he wants to make his mark on the world and prove himself. Opinions of him are constantly changing throughout the book, sometimes he's difficult to sympathise with, but then you remember that he's dedicating his life to catching these people.
By the end, my thoughts were all over the place and I was torn about what I thought of him, especially after his actions in the shocking last few chapters.
Without going into detail and revealing spoilers, the conclusion is revealed during a completely unique situation as Jake finds out what was behind the bombings in an engrossing and completely jaw-dropping way. I found myself gasping more than once and I thought that this alternative take on what could've been behind 7/7 and 21/7 was utterly astounding and really got me thinking.
The epilogue was also a brilliant inclusion and was completely eye opening.
I'd give this book 4.5 out of 5. Even though I've read many crime novels, this one stood out to me because it dealt with so many different issues in a sensitive yet enthralling way. I would definitely recommend reading this book and think it's a very worthwhile read. I look forward to the next book!
This e-book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.