Tuesday, October 8, 2013

REVIEW: The King of Sunday by JB McCauley

Title: The King of Sunday Morning
Series: none
Author: JB McCauley
Published Date: May 10, 2013
Publisher: Mirabal Entertaniment
ISBN: 9780987528001
Buy It Links: Amazon

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Synopsis: The King of Sunday Morning is a geezer. Not in the traditional sense of the word as in old man. This geezer is a face, a wannabe, a top notch bloke. He is the greatest DJ that never was. He should have been. Could have been. Would have been. Now becoming a has-been…. 
Tray McCarthy was born into privilege but with the genetic coding of London’s violent East End. Having broken the underworld’s sacred honour code, it is only his family’s gangland connections that save him. But in return for his life, he must deny that which he has ever known or ever will be and runs to Australia where he is forced to live an inconsequential life. 
But trouble never strays far from Tray McCarthy and eventually his past and present collide to put everyone he has ever loved in danger. He must now make a stand and fight against those that are set to destroy him and play their game according to his rules. 
Set against the subterfuge and violence of the international drugs trade, The King of Sunday Morning is the tale of what can go wrong when you make bad decisions. Tray McCarthy has made some of the worst. He must now save those he holds dear but in the process gets trapped deeper and deeper into a world where he doesn’t belong. 
“I want three pump-action shotguns, about twelve sticks of dynamite and a blowtorch”

Review: I'd like to thank Promotional Book Tours and the author for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, it was full of action and kept up a good pace. The characters were a little hard to empathize with, probably because they were violent druggie gangsters. However, the author wrote the characters so well, and it was such a gap between my normal life, that while I couldn't empathize with the characters, at least I could understand their twisted motives.
The book itself was a little hard to get into, it took until the first third was done before the action really started up. The first third was background, and bounced between different years in the past so quickly and non-linearly, I felt dizzy from trying to keep up with it. 
Once the bouncing stopped though, and the author settled in on present day, it was much easier to read. Once that first third was past, the story itself went very quickly and easily became a page turner. 

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