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The Controller by Matt Brolly

Genre: Thriller
Source: Damppebbles
Rating: 5/5

About The Book

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a grippin serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose.
It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching.
When Special Agent Sandra Rose investigates a house invasion gone wrong, she discovers the assailant has the legendary, and infamous, Railroad tattoo carved onto his back and he claims to know Daniel’s whereabouts.
Rose draws Lynch in to her case, and together they become embroiled in an unparalleled world of violence and evil.
It seems that to see his son again, Lynch will have to confront his greatest fear and face the ultimate test: an encounter with the Railroad’s enigmatic and deadly leader, The Controller.

My Thoughts

Can you imagine that after 6 years since your son disappeared someone gives you the hope that he is still alive? Even if you have thought all this time that he has been dead, I am sure you stick to this hope till your last breath, bad news is always better than no news.
This is a really personal case for the special agent Samuel Lynch, he is not working for the FBI anymore, he is only on one case, finding who had kidnapped his son and finding him. So when in a house call, the police arrest a man with a railroad tattoo and asking to speak to Samuel Lynch, the detective on the case, the Special Agent Sandra Rose knows that this case will be like no other; they are searching for a ghost, The Controller. Is he real or simply a legend? Ready to discover it?
This is not the first case I’ve read from Matt Brolly, so when I started reading I was totally aware that this will be a non-stop book; full of adrenaline, twists and rising tension scenes. I can’t say that I didn’t love each page and I was totally glued to it; I finished wanting more, more cases, more action and more of all!
Since the beginning you suspect that the Controller is someone dangerous and with high contacts, the problem is that the two detectives of the case can’t trust anyone and is not easy to investigate someone that it doesn’t exist and with connections everywhere, don’t you think?
I liked how the main character, Samuel, is ready to risk everything only to know if his son is dead or alive, he knows that the chance is low, really low, but he needs to know the truth and after so much time trying to discover a clue, this mysterious man is the only one he has. He will have to trust the Special Agent Sandra Rose who since the beginning it seems there’s a special connection between them, they haven’t worked together but they trust each other since the first moment. Their partnership in this case is not very long, but I think they will work really good together and I can’t wait to read another case featuring both detectives, I know that Samuel is not anymore part of the agency, but I hope we will know more about his future in a next book.
This is not the first case of the Detective Samuel Lynch, but all his baggage is perfectly explained and you don’t feel lost at all during the book, don’t fear it, is an amazing read, AMAZING!

About The Author

Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.
He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018 and a prequel, Dead Water, will be published in September 2019. In 2020 the first of a new crime series set in the West Country of the UK will be released by Thomas and Mercer (Amazon Publishing).
The Controller, released in May 2019, is the first of a new thriller series set in Texas.
Matt also writes children’s books as M.J. Brolly. His first children’s book, The Sleeping Bug, was released by Oblong Books in December 2018.
Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children.