Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Review - Pariah by David Jackson



It's a bad enough day for NYPD detective Callum Doyle when his cop partner is murdered. It's about to get a hell of a lot worse ...When the dead man's replacement is also brutally killed, suspicion falls on Doyle himself. Then he receives an anonymous message. This is just the beginning, it says. Anyone he gets close to will die and that includes Doyle's own family. The only way to keep them alive is to stay away. For good. Doyle is desperate to find out who is responsible, but when his every move puts others in danger he is forced to back off. With the investigation getting nowhere and his isolation deepening, Doyle has to ask himself an uncomfortable question: just how low is he prepared to sink in order to get his life back?

Review -

Callum Doyle really looks as though he has no place to go. Every step he takes someone is close on his heels and with fatal consequences, and it's this premise that makes the book a page turner.

Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do and with a great story telling technique the disaster that is Doyles life is portrayed well.

One of my favourite characters was Paulson. I'm not sure if I was supposed to like him or not but the way he was written just made me see him leap off the page. I hope he makes it into any future Callum Doyle books.

As I mentioned, the book is a page turner and when I was reading it I was having a tiring week but I had to keep picking the book up just to see what was happening to Doyle. A great sign for a book. I'm hoping there is to be more from Doyle. He's a good guy and a good read.

Just to add, there will be an interview with David Jackson, author of Pariah, on the blog within the next couple of weeks. He's a lovely guy and I'm really looking forward to chatting to him. Look out for it.


  1. This book sounds interesting. I'll look forward to the interview!

  2. This sounds like an awesome book! Right up my alley. :-)

    Can't wait to read the interview.

  3. I like these kinds of "get one's life back" stories.
    Hmmm--I've got a cousin named David Jackson. Do you probably not.

    Tossing It Out

  4. Rebecca, this sounds like just the sort of page turner I like to read. Will keep an eye out for this one.

  5. Sarah - It was a good read and the interview is underway! :)

    Misha - The interview is in mid process and yes, it really is a great read :)

    Arlee - I don't know...maybe...
    It was a great ending, everything stacked against him but it worked.

    J.L - It's worth a read :)