Booklover Book Reviews: Four Stars for No Remorse

Here’s the latest review of No Remorse, by Jo of Booklover Book Reviews . Thanks Jo!

4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and intelligent thriller, September 13, 2012
This review is from: No Remorse (Paperback)

What first struck me when I started reading Ian Walkley’s debut novel No Remorse was the quality of the writing. From the first page the reader feels like they are in the hands of someone that knows what they are doing and where they are going. You can just tell from the outset this is a plot that will have meat on it. The dialogue has a feeling of authenticity too.

No Remorse by Ian Walkley is a first class thriller that I found impossible to put down.

The scope and complexity of the story is ambitious, featuring many different characters and exotic locations, and the pace unrelenting. Walkley has developed characters that evoke strong reactions from readers. I really liked that the lead characters Lee McCloud and Tally, were in addition to many other endearing qualities, intelligent individuals. Also, the bad guys in this story are some of the `baddest’ I have come across in fiction in some time. The evil featured in this novel is powerful because of its plausibility.

I must provide a warning though – No Remorse contains extremely confronting subject matter, child rape, torture and more… so this is not a book for the faint-hearted. The movie, and it is that good that I think there is a high chance of this novel being made into one, would at least be MA+ rated.

Ian Walkley’s debut thriller No Remorse is a gripping and intelligent thriller. If you can handle graphic and confronting subject matter in your leisure reading, I highly recommend it. On the strength of this debut I eagerly await the publication of Walkley’s next title.

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