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The Rule by David Jackson
About The Book
When you break THE RULE, bad things happen.
Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger.
Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. They know that Daniel didn’t mean to hurt anyone. They dispose of the body. Isn’t that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started. Even if it means that others will have to die…
Because they’ll do anything to protect him. Even murder.
What a bitter sweet story to read in one sit!
This is a story that we know from the beginning who is the killer, how it happened and why… Because Daniel didn’t follow the “Rule”; now his parents will have to do whatever they can to keep him safe; not only from the police but from the gang that is searching for the culprit… Are you ready for it?
This is not the typical thriller we are used to, a killer without remorse that kills or a planned killing that has to be covered. We know from the beginning that this had been an accident and that Daniel’s parents don’t trust the law enough to keep their son safe, and let’s be honest I wouldn’t trust either that they will protect him. And that’s how all the story evolves, how they try to cover the “accident” from the police but at the same time they have the family’s victim that they want blood for the killing… As you can imagine, things will go south quickly and dangerously, with no one to trust or to ask for help, only themselves.
We have 3 voices in this story, Scott (Daniel’s father), Detective Inspector Hannah Washington, and Ronan Cobb, the brother of the victim. They are all involved in the story, for good or bad, and they will all give a personal touch to the case, I don’t think there’s a good or bad side in this story, only reality and life.
This is an amazing read; addictive and emotional, it’s impossible to stop reading or drop a tear at the end; these characters had marked me.
“The Rule” is the read you need this summer, unforgettable!
About The Author
David Jackson is the author of nine crime novels, including the bestseller Cry Baby and the standalone The Resident. When not murdering fictional people, David spends his days as a university academic in his home city of Liverpool. He lives on the Wirral with his wife and two daughters.