The Rock by Robert Daws

Sullivan & Broderick Murder Mysteries

My GoodReads’ Star Rating: 3 stars out of 5, which means I liked it! ((Follow me at GoodReads!))

Artuccino’s bookish observation

When this book came to my notice, I liked the idea of a mystery set in Gibraltar. I’d visited Gibraltar, briefly c1993, so I had a sense of its atmosphere. It wasn’t my intention to read it straight away. I added “The Rock” to my TBR list, and then the next day I was drawn back to it by serendipity. After reading the first 10% I got a feeling it was going to be a good read; I wasn’t disappointed.

The pace was good for me and my reading mood. There was a minimum of grisly description which made the story a mystery, more than a thriller. With all the things happening in the world today, #GrenfellTower, #FinsburyPark #Manchester #LindtCafe etc etc, I don’t need a thriller. The characters, Broderick and Sullivan, worked well together. There was a level of predictability within the story, but I like predictability; it’s comfortable.

The Rock is the first book of the Sullivan and Broderick Murder Mysteries; I know I’ll enjoy the next one.

A little about the author

Robert Daws is an English author and actor on stage and screen, born in 1959. Source: Wikipedia ((Find out more about Robert Daws at Wikipedia))

Genre – Fiction


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Next in the series

The Poisoned Rock

Mystery to Thriller Gauge 04
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