Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Controller by Matt Brolly - Blog Tour

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose. 

It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching. 

When Special Agent Sandra Rose investigates a house invasion gone wrong, she discovers the assailant has the legendary, and infamous, Railroad tattoo carved onto his back and he claims to know Daniel’s whereabouts.

Rose draws Lynch in to her case, and together they become embroiled in an unparalleled world of violence and evil.

It seems that to see his son again, Lynch will have to confront his greatest fear and face the ultimate test: an encounter with the Railroad’s enigmatic and deadly leader, The Controller.

My Review

What a superb read this was! I haven't read any of Matt Brolly's work before. Although I do have another of his books on my TBR list that I was lucky enough to win through a Twitter giveaway. After reading The Controller and really enjoying Matt Brolly's writing I can't wait to read it. 
The Controller is an action packed and tense read. Sam Lynch is on a mission to catch the culprit and find out what happened to his son. He is a determined man and I was rooting for him to find out what happened. 
Rose is equally as determined to catch the culprit. I liked Rose, she knows how important solving this case is to Sam and has no problem allowing him to investigate on his own terms. 
The plot is both entertaining and slightly dark. It runs at a great pace and the characters are well written. If you like action packed crime books, this is a must read story. 
Matt Brolly has delivered a crime read that I found difficult to put down, and I am so excited to see where the series featuring Rose and Lynch goes. 

About Matt Brolly

Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.

He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018 and a prequel, Dead Water, will be published in September 2019. In 2020 the first of a new crime series set in the West Country of the UK will be released by Thomas and Mercer (Amazon Publishing).

The Controller, released in May 2019, is the first of a new thriller series set in Texas.

Matt also writes children's books as M.J. Brolly. His first children's book, The Sleeping Bug, was released by Oblong Books in December 2018.

Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children. You can find out more about Matt at his website MattBrolly.co.uk or by following him on twitter: @MattBrollyUK

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