Today I’m catching up with a favourite of mine, Frank Westworth and Six Strings.
Here’s the blurb
In a former life, JJ Stoner was a hard-faced military man. Now, discreetly and deniably, he resolves sticky situations for the British authorities. So when the Drug Squad can’t convict a particularly unpleasant pusher, Stoner is tasked with permanently solving the problem. But before he can deploy his very particular skill set, an old acquaintance steps out of the shadows and delivers disconcerting intelligence…
Six Strings is a quick thriller, an hour’s intrigue and entertainment. It features characters from the JJ Stoner / Killing Sisters series. You don’t need to have read any of the other stories in the series: you can start right here if you like.
‘You want me to kill someone.’
Stoner plainly had a grasp of both the gravity and the subtlety of the situation. ‘There’s no need to rattle on so much. Killing people is what I do.’
‘But only if he orders me to…’
Six Strings is book 6 in the JJ Stoner series. These books are short and pack a punch!
What I love about the book is that the writing style gives you just enough to develop the tale in such a short page span..it’s not epic tomb of a read.. it’s straight to the point and it’s packed of the good stuff I’ve come to enjoy about Frank’s work.
For me I really think you need to start at the beginning of the series to see the character development. I’ll be brutally honest..this books too short..but wait..that’s not a bad thing.. it really makes you want read the author’s longer works..these are a perfect intro to Frank’s style and offer a quick read when you really need on.
I’m not sure what the authors long-term plans are for the series but I’ve seen real progression and the more I read the more I enjoy them… I’m sure this is far from the end.
With a short tale I always find it hard to give a glimpse into the plot without spoiling it all..rest assured Six Strings is another gem in this developing series. Short tales arent for everyone but these hit the spot with me!
4/5 stars 🙂