Synopsis: Mac is back in this thrilling novella following Vendetta, available exclusively as a digital ebook. You’ll find the same characters in Death Trap, the compulsive new novel from Dreda Say Mitchell, coming in October 2015.
In a respectable Victorian terraced house, a young child is discovered behind a panelled wall in a bathroom. He has been hidden there by dangerous criminals.
For DI John ‘Mac’ MacDonagh, the case opens up a raw wound from his past. The child’s mother is the woman who seduced him and then double-crossed him. There’s more: DNA tests reveal that the child’s father is none other than Mac himself.
This is Mac’s chance to rescue his son and have the family he’s so longed for. But will his desire for revenge blind him to the terrible danger surrounding them both?
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Kat’s Review: First up, there is absolutely NO point in reading this if you haven’t read Vendetta! I read Vendetta and loved it, although had no idea that Dreda would give us this amazing short story featuring the very same character Mac.
Now seeing as this is only an 87 page novella, I truly cannot talk at all about the story other than what you can read in the synopsis. All I will say is that I certainly didn’t see this coming for Mac, and I had no idea of what the outcome would be.
I’m not really a fan of short stories or novellas, but this one I read with a cup of tea and frankly was a little bit gutted when it finished. Although short, this was packed with action, intrigue and cerainly loads of drama! It reminded me why I loved DSM as a writer so much. Captures your attention and demands you to finish reading…fantastic!