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Friday, 20 May 2016
DOWN SOLO by Earl Javorsky
4 out of 5 stars
Crime Thriller/Supernatural On Amazon UK HERE On Amazon.com HERE On Goodreads HERE
Another gritty, unusual and often darkly amusing thriller from Earl
Javorsky, this time with a clever hint of the supernatural. Charlie Miner is a fast talking, various
substance snorting PI involved with many shady characters; the fact that he's
actually dead adds another dimension to his dealings.
He has a drink-crazed ex-wife and a daughter, Mindy, who he loves
dearly and who has to deal with the scattered lives of her parents. Among the cast are drug dealers, gang
members, a priest, shady investment entrepreneurs, and a particularly
perceptive taxi driver, Daniel.
The dialogue in this book is excellent, sharp and realistic, and zips
along, with prison visits, road trips, kidnappings, arson, gunfights, from
Santa Monica to Mexico. It's not
predictable at all, which I loved, and there's never a dull moment; aside from
this, Earl Javorsky is just a very stylish writer, and Charlie is a great
I didn't like it quite as much as his other book, Trust Me, because I
would have preferred it if it was just a straight thriller without the
supernatural element, and I felt it could do with a little tidying up in
places, but the first reason is only personal taste, and I'd certainly say,
yes, read this. It's good!