In No Place to Die by Neil Broadfoot venture capitalist, Blair Charlston, turned business guru hires an ex policeman, Connor Fraser, to act as security manager for an event he is hosting. Into this mix comes Donna, an investigative journalist. It is apparent fairly quickly that a killer has some interest in the event. Who are they and what do they really want? Can Connor prevent the bloodshed? And does the cause lie in Blair’s past?
No Place to Die follows a straight time line in short chapters with punchy writing. I found the start intriguing. Almost immediately I found mention of the fact that there had been a previous book about Connor Frazer. I would have preferred to have known that prior to selecting this book. Initially I felt I was at a disadvantage however that faded as the book went on.
No Place to Die is an action thriller type book in the main I guess. The pace was certainly good. However I didn’t find the characters particularly deep generally. This has a very contemporary feel to it and the writing is very crisp but it also feels as though it lacks depth at times. I guess in the end I found this rather ordinary though perfectly readable. For me it has something of a feel of Brookmyre’s stories but I didn’t find the characters as interesting or compelling.
Note – I received an advance digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review