Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour of THE EDGE OF SANITY by Chris Thomas.
In a derelict squat, the Smart Man watches as the new narcotic developed by his shadowy organisation wreaks havoc on it unsuspecting victims. The drug is now ready for sale on their exclusive darknet market place.
Elsewhere, DCI Robert Smith, the retired head of the Cyber Crimes Unit, seeks out crime boss Curtis Slater at his remote farm. He offers to provide Slater with information in exchange for money. But what information is he offering?
Meanwhile, former detective Pete Harris had started a new life, away from the Cyber Crimes Unit, with his daughter and begins to rekindle his relationship with old colleague Grace Brooks.
With his life seemingly complete, Pete’s world comes crashing down as he is drawn into Slater’s game with fatal consequences. He must join forces with his old enemies in a race against time. But can Pete save his daughter and Grace from the clutches of Slater, the Smart Man, and the sinister ring master, the Professor?
A dark psychological thriller
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I would say to anyone that is going to read this book please start with Enter the Dark, Chris Thomas’s first novel. So many characters have carried over into this story from the first book so you will have a greater understanding of who belonged to which group and what they actually did. Besides which it is a belting read too. The original cast of characters had disbanded and settled into new lives but there is someone who has been well and truly festering away because of the outcome of the last story and now he has the means to get revenge.
Oh boy this really opens at high-speed gruesome with a new designer drug and its effects on a couple of drug addicts being filmed to be shown on the darknet. The willing stars of the show were eager to take part after being deprived of a fix for a couple of days and then been offered the ultimate high. Whoever controls this drug will be top dog to be feared.
There are some rather distinctive characters in the story and some are seen in a bit of a different light than in the last book. The story becomes very personal and literally new alliances have to be made with people being pushed past their limits. Whoa how I squirmed when the Professor went hands on. It was as if he had four test tubes in front of him not four victims. Each one held a fascination for him as I could almost hear the cogs clicking in his head while he was mentally making adjustments to improve the next test. Gees he was one crazy genius that had gone over to the other side to become just one crazy!
There became a real urgency in the pace that I was reading in the last few chapters. This is one of those stories where I thought this must be the last chapter and it would take another turn and another. Super end!
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