So before I put my review I need to apologise for being awol. I have been going through it health wise recently and it all caught up with me and I needed some time to recover. I’ve had more needles either taking blood out or putting drugs in than I can count, I’ve had procedures under sedation and an operation under general anaesthetic. My poor body doesn’t know whether it is coming or going. I have been reading, as much as possible, my trusty Kindle joining me on all hospital visits. I feel battered and bruised but hopefully on the up!
So, without further ado, here is my 4.5* review of Bloq by Alan Jones.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Bloq, I’d heard lots of positive things about it but didn’t actually know what the story was about. When the book started a body was being buried, multiple profanities were used, and I really wasn’t sure where the book was going.
Turned out it was taking the reader on a journey through the dark side of London and the story of Carol, a middle class Scotland girl who got caught up with the wrong crowd. The book tells the story of Carol, but also of her father who is attempting to save his daughter and bring the baddies to justice. Bill’s journey takes him to places that he never imagined he’d go. It becomes apparent that he is incredibly proficient at all he turned his hand to, perhaps too adept. At times I wondered how an average man learnt the things that he did and knew how to do all that he did. But that didn’t dampen my enjoyment of Bloq.
There are plenty of twists and turns and although you’re fairly sure where the story is going to go I did not know how it would take me there. Overall Bloq is an easy to read, gripping story of an ordinary man who finds himself in an extraordinary situation.
Thank you to the Author, Alan Jones, for giving me a copy of Bloq in return for an honest review.