Book Review

The Weight of Shadows by Karl Holton

A complex crime thriller I will read again.

This novel has extremely complex plotting. For me it was not a book to relax with, until I stopped trying hard to tie together all the different strands. Also, I confess to not doing it justice due to reading five other books (not all novels) at the same time. By the end I had not been able to consolidate the salaciously violent opening scene, Hatton Garden Robbery, London police and Eastern European gangsters. However, I feel to have missed important references and that all is clearly dealt with in Karl Holton’s excellent style of narrative. It has a strange ending which either I ‘didn’t get’, or all will be explained in the follow-up. I look forward to making time to read this book again; to give it the attention it deserves.