Confronting the Hostile by Joy Mutter
4/5 stars. Written with great wit, humour and style, Joy Mutter’s down to earth writing makes the unusual seem perfectly normal.
A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Set in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile series of unusual paranormal crime thrillers.
I’ve followed and enjoyed the offbeat, but original series, where paranormal entities force people to select others to be killed. It’s not as black or gruesome as it sounds, thanks to the dark, satirical humour and excellent writing. Once you immerse yourself in the characters, the stories become addictive.
With new servants to do their evil bidding, Tile X and Joe embark on another killing spree. This time, two police officers, used to solving murders not initiating them, add a new dimension to the mix. Will they select criminals they can’t bring to justice as their victims?
Written with great wit, humour and style, Joy Mutter’s down to earth writing makes the unusual seem perfectly normal. Add the inventive twists and ideas, the cast of great characters, battling to defeat the evil masters, and the scene is set for yet another entertaining and thought-provoking story.
While you don’t need to read the previous novels in the series to enjoy this one, why deny yourself the pleasure of some terrific stories, filled with characters and plots you’ll soon warm too?