Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Paul McGraw: Kid to Killer by Paul Elliott
* Paperback: 342 pages
* Publisher: Independently published (2 Jun. 2017)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1521429502
* ISBN-13: 978-1521429501
A fifteen year old boy sees it as his duty to rid Edinburgh of the scum that prey on the innocent people of the city. He finds that to punish the guilty he must first face fear,loss and betrayal. He will soon discover things aren’t always as they seem, and there are other people who have uses for a young killer as well as bigger forces at play.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When 15-year-old Paul McGraw decides that enough is enough he takes it upon himself to rid the streets of Edinburgh of the scum that prey on innocent people and I thought yay a hero, but I just did not like this lad or the man he grew into. I could understand why he took this path but the mistakes he made and shrugged off were of someone without conscience.
Easy to impress and encourage to do more he became a paid killing machine . He took orders from dubious men with even more suspicious acquaintances and used horrific torturous amount of violence on his ‘victims’, not for information but just to make them suffer.
The writing itself was good, it was certainly all action, highly descriptive and gives the reader plenty to think about. . There are some massive story lines left open for the next book, this is the first of three which have been published so far.
This is a very powerful story with quite a twisted theme, cover ups, fragile friendships and enemies made. I am sure that the next novel will be just as riveting as this one.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Elliott, born in Edinburgh in 1974 is the creator and writer of the book Paul McGraw: Kid To Killer which is available now on the kindle store Having grown up in some of the roughest areas of Edinburgh and leaving Wester Hailes Education Centre after year one with no qualifications, he joined the army as a junior officer at 15 years old but very quickly realised it wasn’t for him. Paul then moved onto being a nightclub bouncer, debt collector, personal security provider and car dealer before trying his hand at writing a novel.
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