Monday, 10 February 2020

The Last Drop of Blood by Graham Masterson - Blog Tour Review

The final thriller in the million-copy-selling Katie Maguire series.

In the driver's seat of a Jaguar, on a country road, a good man burns.

Justice Garrett Quinn should have been at a sentencing. He was one of the good ones, fighting for order in a lawless world. In a burned-out car, on the outskirts of Cork, DS Katie Maguire finds what's left of him.

But this is only the beginning. The judge's death sparks a gang war fought with bullets and bombs, and civilians are caught in the crossfire. As the city spirals deeper into violence, Ireland's most fearless detective must find the courage to fight for her hometown one last time.

Katie Maguire is no stranger to sacrifice - but she has lost so much already. Facing new horrors each day, Katie must decide: can she do her duty when she has nothing left to give?

My Review

I am going to start by saying I haven't read the rest of this series, it is the first book I have read by this author. Although I haven't read the series it didn't take away from my enjoyment of this book, so I would definitely say it can be read as a standalone. I would love to go back and read the previous books though, as I really enjoyed Graham Masterson's writing. 

The Last Drop of Blood is a gripping, gritty and at times gruesome read. I did struggle with some of the dialect at first but as the book went on I got used to it and understand it more. This is a fast paced and action packed novel and I loved the authors descriptions throughout.

Katie has a lot on her plate. She has very complicated relationships. She is trying to solve multiple crimes at the same time. As well as dealing with the media, one of whom seems to have a personal vendetta against her and the way she is doing her job.

I throughly enjoyed The Last Drop of Blood. Graham Masterson is an author whose books I would definitely pick up again. He writes in an excellent way which meant that I could picture the scenes that he was describing.

About The Author

Graham Masterson trained as a newspaper reporter before beginning a career as an author. After twenty-five years writing horror and thrillers, Graham turned his talent to crime writing. The first book in the Katie Maguire series, White Bones, was published by Head of Zeus in 2012 and became a top-ten bestseller. The series was inspired by Graham's five-year stay in County Cork.

Follow Graham

Facebook - @GrahamMasterson

Twitter - @GrahamMasterson


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