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A Dark and Broken Heart

A Dark and Broken Heart

How long can a man escape judgement? A dark and atmospheric thriller from the award-winning author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.

It should have been easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred thousand dollars away from some thieves, and who could they go to for help? No one at all.

Madigan is charming, effective, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he’s up to his neck in debt to the drug kingpin of Harlem. This one heist will free Madigan and finally give him a chance to get his life back on track.

But things go wrong when Madigan is forced to kill his co-conspirators and a child is shot in the crossfire. Now both sides of the law are hunting him down, and the cop assigned to lead the case is the very last person he could have expected . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 11th April 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409121329

Reviews

tough, poetic, streaming prose
CATHOLIC HERALD
R.J. Ellory has carved himself a place at the top of British crime fiction with his dark and obsessively driven detective novels... a gripping read
CATHOLIC HERALD
Ellory's books are stand-alones - introducing us to a whole new set of characters and conflicts with each book. And it is to his credit that he always succeeds in rigidly maintaining our attention throughout his vast, sprawling narratives
GOOD BOOK GUIDE
R.J. Ellory has produced another fine novel to follow Bad Signs and is becoming as prolific as he is good. With A Dark and Broken Heart, his eleventh novel, the author has captured the very essence of what makes good men act badly and why bad men act as intrinsically as they do, and is certainly an addition to any crime fan's "must read" list this summer.
WE LOVE THIS BOOK
As ever the writing is pungent and lacerating. This is a book that takes no prisoners and Ellory's continuing commercial success is assured.
DAILY EXPRESS
As thrilling as a ride on the Coney Island Cyclone
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Gripping thriller
BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
A pedal to the metal thriller
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Classic noir, a journey to the dark corners of man's foolishness, where nothing is ever what it seems and no one can ever be trusted. Ellory is beginning to sound like the master [James Ellroy]. I can think of no higher praise.
DAILY MAIL
This thriller is written with so much power it pins you to your seat. I haven't read a better cop story since... well Ellory's own bestseller Saints of New York... A superbly riveting read
PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH