Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: Brooding City by Tom Shutt

Brooding City by Tom Shutt 
Brooding City Series 
Book 1


A homicide detective must chase down a violent drug lord whose product is leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Detective Brennan is aided by having a special power—he innately knows when someone is lying to him or telling the truth. There are others like him, though, and his dreams are haunted by deadly agents from his own shady past. Meanwhile, in the valley outside the city, a young boy comes into his own power of downloading other people’s memories on touch, and he uncovers old secrets that threaten to tear his whole family apart. His power also makes him a prime target for the aforementioned shadowy dream-stalking agents, since his brain lights up like a beacon at night with so many memories crammed inside. 


This was a great debut novel by Tom Shutt. It is a paranormal suspense book with two storylines throughout the book. If you don't like to read books with changing point of views then you might get slightly confused at first. Im not crazy when a book bounces back and forth but this one wasn't too bad once you knew who the main characters were. By the time you are done reading this book, you will want more. 

One storyline deals with a detective and his partners trying to investigate a murder. The clues bring them to a drug organization and the two detectives try to bring down the drug lord.

The second storyline deals with a teenage boy. He discovers his family secrets after falling in a tower which leaves him with mental powers he never knew he had. The discovery of his powers, lead to more than he could ever imagine. 

This was a really good read. I am ready to learn more about Detective Arthur Brenan and Jeremy in the next book to this series. 

***I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

~About the Author~

Tom Shutt writes paranormal suspense with generous helpings of humor and a sprig of mystery thrown in for good measure. Sometimes he dabbles in fantasy, but in all cases, he strives to push the boundaries of modern fiction in search of good answers to hard questions.

He lives on the perpetually rainy East Coast with some cats, dogs, and a basement full of mistresses. His favorite authors are Jim Butcher, George R. R. Martin, Jonathan Stroud, and Eoin Colfer. He knows how to hide a body from the police, and the research for his novels has likely landed him on a few security watch lists. He enjoys reading, gaming (Halo, Civilization, BioShock, Call of Duty, Minecraft), playing pool, chasing deer, hunting deer, riding deer, and lying about what activities he does with deer. His favorite shows include Supernatural, Game of Thrones, iZombie, and anything created by Joss Whedon.

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