Nothing Sacred Paperback
by David Thorne
Part of the Daniel Connell Series series
A mother's nightmare: her children taken from her because of unexplained injuries all over their bodies.
Who will believe her story? When lawyer Daniel Connell receives a visit from his trouble-making old flame Victoria pleading for his help, he looks for any excuse not to get involved.
But no one else believes her pleas of innocence and Daniel can see she is terrified.
As he enters Vick's life once more, Daniel's search for truth leads from the dark heart of Essex to the mountains of Afghanistan, and a terrifying world where monsters are real - and nothing is sacred.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 05/02/2015
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781782393634
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Review by shelleyraec
A gritty crime thriller Nothing Sacred is the second book from David Thorne to feature disgraced lawyer, Daniel Connell, following East of Innocence.In Nothing Sacred, Daniel is reluctantly drawn into the underworld of Essex by the tearful pleas of his ex girlfriend Victoria who is being tormented by an unseen force and has lost custody of her young children. Meanwhile, Daniel's childhood best friend Gabe, a veteran whose military career was cut short when he lost his leg, is mixed up in something deadly that has followed him from the battlefield of Afghanistan.Nothing Sacred was a little too brutal and bleak for my tastes, but the action is fast-paced and the plot is well thought out. There are several twists and Thorne brings it all together well.The characters are convincing, if somewhat stereotypical for the genre. Daniel's sense of justice overrides his confidence in the law and he has no problem crossing the line when he feels justified in doing so.A quick, solid read with a noir-ish feel, Nothing Sacred should appeal to crime fiction fans with a hard edge.