First of all let me start by saying that I am back after a long hiatus. Started a new job and it put all my fun things on the back burner. So I have LOTS of reviews to catch up on and Samael Eldritch has waited the longest and patiently.
Bludd Brothers was definitely not a light read and not for the faint at heart either. I did enjoy this book but I had to read something light along side it to ease the tenseness.
Here is the summary from Amazon UK:
Private detective, Sebastian Bludd, had an unusual upbringing that ultimately ended in unhappy teenage years. Some would say that unusual and unhappy were words that carried over into his adult life. Bludd, himself, would rather use the word unconventional, but in reality, he knew all three words were quite appropriate. Now, more than 20 years after absconding from boarding school, a woman turns up on his doorstep. His instinct is that she is not being wholly truthful with him, but, compelled by curiosity, he reluctantly takes her case. He is forced to confront his childhood nemesis, whom he had buried in his adolescence, and uncovers a sadistic world that he could never have imagined existed. Could he put that world right? How was his own, estranged, brother involved? Who were the foreigners at the case’s core? Could he bury his demons once and for all?
If you have read my previous review, you know I don’t like to summarize the book. I am always so scared I will get so caught up in the writing that I will give away too much. 🙂 and what fun is that!
Sebastian Bludd is the main character and is some character at that. He is a mystery that is unveiled a little at a time. His past has shaped him into the enigma he is today and once you have heard his background it all makes sense.
I think this is an excellent debut novel. It is dark but definitely worth reading.