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Saturday, 26 July 2014

'The crimes are appalling...'

A new review of  my romantic thriller Blood of the Dragon Trees  can be read in full here:

A few snippets can be found below:

Blood of the Dragon Trees is the first Nik Morton novel I’ve read. Based on this one, I can’t wait to read the other mystery/thrillers he has available. Set in Tenerife, a place I have visited several times, I hoped the author would be able to recreate the setting without giving it the feel of a travelogue. I needn’t have worried. His clear knowledge of the place enables him to put the reader on the island without overdoing the settings in the slightest.
The action is fast paced and the romantic elements don’t slow this down, rather they add another layer to the intrigue. For those who like to try to guess who the bad people are while reading (like me) there are plenty of artfully placed clues and misdirection, which only become obvious towards the end of the novel.

The crimes are appalling, the characters well drawn and credible, and the settings superb... Go and buy a copy. You won’t regret it.

Thank you, Frances di Plino, an author to watch.


Jan Warburton said...

Great review, Nik! Well deserved too! It's one of the best book I've read in recent months!

Nik said...

Thanks for the comment, Jan, it's greatly appreciated!