Friday 2 December 2016

Review: Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville

Harvill Secker, £12.99

Published 15/10/2011 | 09:48

When Galya arrived in Ireland from her native Ukraine she was looking forward to a promised job as a hotel receptionist; instead she was imprisoned on a mushroom farm and then taken to be broken in as a sex worker in a Belfast brothel run by a vicious and unbalanced Lithuanian crime boss.

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But Galya escapes, and in the violent aftermath of her bid for freedom bodies begin to pile up and the case falls to Detective Inspector Jack Lennon, a man with plenty of his own demons to contend with.

Stuart Neville arrived on the scene with a bang with The Twelve a couple of years ago, and this third, beautifully crafted thriller, which brings Inspector Jack Lennon to the fore, confirms his stature as the North's most promising crime fiction talent.

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