Today I’m on the book tour for Bare Lies by Nick Rippington, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos Book Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy.
Synopsis: Flashback to the Millennium and In book No. 4 of the Boxer Boys series, enforcer Chuck Dolan and his brother Sly are out to prove there’s a new gang in town.
But when a raid on a drug rival’s nightclub goes tragically wrong, the two Boxer Boys flee to their granddad Billy’s villa on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Their first impression of Billy is of an old man seeing out his days in the sun, but it’s quickly shattered when he introduces them to his ‘business partners’ – a murderous Colombian cartel boss and a sadistic former Irish paramilitary.
And though things look up for Chuck when ex-girlfriend Abby re-enters his life, Billy’s own relationships quickly turn sour and the prospect of a gang war on the Costas looms large.
As the brothers prepare for trouble, little do they realise there’s an even bigger danger hiding in Billy’s past: one which threatens their future, their loved ones and their very lives.
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧.5
My Thoughts: Firstly let me apologise if my review doesn’t do this book justice, I didn’t realise it was book 4 in a series! – totally my fault but for this reason I did feel like I was missing vital parts of the bigger picture 🤦🏻♀️
That being said I did enjoy this, I love a Gangland crime novel, they tend to be on the darker more brutal side of crime novels and sometimes that’s just what a girl needs, they’re so far removed from my everyday life that they’re just so easy to get lost in and devour. Bare Lies was no exception!
Chuck and Sly land themselves in trouble when someone brings a grenade to what should have been a routine job, there’s a big explosion (obviously🤣) and people die, now because that wasn’t part of the plan they now need to escape, find somewhere to lay low until it all blows over…
Their Grandad Billy Dolan otherwise known as Billy The Kid steps in and gives them somewhere to stay, with him in Spain as long as they do some work for him! – now as you can imagine this doesn’t actually go as smoothly as they’d like, Chuck has a temper that very quickly lands him in more trouble with a business associate of Billy’s and Sly can’t seem to keep it in his pants!
Soon Billy’s past comes back to haunt him too as if they don’t have enough to deal with! – can they get to the bottom of everything before it’s too late and someone ends up dead?
There were moments where I laughed out loud whilst reading, moments that made me bury my head in my hands and moments that had me on the edge of my seat! – it was fast paced and definitely kept me on my toes, I just now feel like I have to go to book one and start it all from the beginning!
If you’re a fan of gangland crime I can highly recommend this one.