The Prodigal by Nicky Black #BookReview

The Prodigal by Nicky Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s only taken me how how long to read this book after winning a copy on Crime Book Junkie’s giveaway last year! Now I wish that I had read it sooner.

The Prodigal is Nicky Black’s debut novel and brilliant start in a gritty crime drama the Valley Park Series.

Set in Newcastle upon tyne The story starts off in 1977 when Lee was nine years old with a prologue that will leave you wanting more Then we are transported to 1999 Detective Lee Jamieson who returns home in search for his teenage daughter that he has never met.With a new job that takes him back to Valley Park Estate where he grew up.The last thing he expects is to falls in love with wife of villain Micky Kelly

We follow a story about domestic abuse drugs and gangland and of course romance.This is what I call grit lit.

The prodigal is very well written with believe and realistic characters. I loved the use of the Georgie dialogue and humour. Full of twists and turns that will have you hooked from start to finish.

My only question is why didn’t it make it has a TV show?! It would brilliant viewing?!

If you’re looking for a gritty, gripping page turner this is definitely the book for you which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars.

Massive thank you to Noelle Holten and Nicky Black for my signed book.

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