This was the first book I’ve read by this author Paul Hughes, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a gift for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there inside the story, as opposed to it all just being “told” to us, as so many authors make the mistake of doing. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative of every other thriller/crime book out there, but instead like a new niche of action and suspense that serves well to help diversify a somewhat cookie-cutter genre (in my opinion). Devlin were great, and I also really liked Spearing (yes, I know…). But they were interesting characters that kept me hooked. It was fast paced and creepy and shocking at times, and could use better proofreading (and formatting) but overall the entire novel was one that I thought was well-crafted and delivered an emotional win in the end. Recommend.