About the Book:
Dead Lands is a thrilling crime story set in the 1970s. When a woman’s body is found a special team is called in to investigate and prime suspect Alexander Troy is arrested for the murder. Desperate to remain a free man, Troy protests his innocence, but refuses to use his alibi. Trying to protect the woman he loves becomes a dangerous game – questions are asked and suspicions deepen. When the prime suspect completes a daring escape from custody, DI Breck and DS Kearns begin the hunt. Breck wants out of the force while Kearns has her own agenda and seeks revenge. Breck has his suspicions and she wants to keep it from him, and a right-wing march provides an explosive backdrop to their hunt for Troy. Dead Lands is the thrilling debut of award winning short story writer Lloyd Otis, and intelligently covers issues of race, discrimination and violence in a changing 70s landscape.
Release date 12th October 2017.
I absolutely love crime stories and this debut novel by Lloyd Otis was a great read. Deadland is set in the 1970’s, the opening scene isn’t the most pleasant but is absolutely gripping. Lloyd Otis really had me hanging off every word, I just couldn’t help but devour this book. The characters are very well developed and throughout the book you really get to learn a lot about them and how each of them have their own secrets for us to learn about.
It was refreshing to read a story where it was’t glaringly obvious who the killer was, I literally didn’t have a clue, this made me want to know more. I found it so hard to put this book down. If your a fan of Crime stories then you most definitely will not be disappointed!! I have kept my review short and sweet if you want to know more go and get it!! 🙂
I would like to thank Lloyd Otis and Urbane Books for my copy of Deadlands.
About the Author:
Lloyd was born in London and attained a BA (Hons) in Media and Communication. After gaining several years of valuable experience within the finance and digital sectors, he completed a course in journalism. Lloyd has interviewed a host of bestselling authors, such as Mark Billingham, Hugh Howey, Kerry Hudson, and Lawrence Block. Two of his short stories were selected for publication in the ‘Out of My Window’ anthology, and he currently works as an Editor.