Review: FOUR DAYS by Iain Ryan

  • Four_Days_CoverPrint Length: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Broken River Books (November 4, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 4, 2015

I’ve heard a lot of praise for Iain Ryan’s FOUR DAYS from authors and readers whose judgement I trust, so I was delighted when he contacted me and asked me if I’d like a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

When I started reading FOUR DAYS, I realized immediately that Iain Ryan wasn’t your run of the mill not-quite-ready-for-primetime young author. Ryan’s the real deal and this book is the proof. Bearing slight flavors of Ellroy and Thompson, FOUR DAYS is a beautifully written, perfectly executed story of corruption and extreme dysfunction. Heavy on noir and hyperviolent action, it’s a super fast read peopled with a drastically flawed protagonist, grinding his way toward a brutal finale and a disturbing, shocking revelation.

I’ve seen FOUR DAYS on many favorite reads lists, including my own and there’s a damn good reason for that. This book is perfect from cover to cover, with stunning, non-intrusive set building, rock solid character development, and natural sounding, believable dialogue.  If you haven’t read FOUR DAYS yet, maybe it’s time to pull out that brand new Amazon gift card and go get it.

You can purchase FOUR DAYS on Amazon.


FOUR DAYS Synopsis:
BRISBANE, 1984. Jim Harris is a hard-drinking Australian detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt cops and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal murder case unravels his career, bringing past indiscretions to light. Alone, afraid, and out of control, Harris makes a pact with himself: Four days to locate the killer. Four days to take revenge. Four days to find redemption.



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