Crusher by Niall Leonard Review

Reviewed by David Savage

Crusher is a fast paced thriller that grips you right from the start.

17 year old Finn Maguire comes home from work one day to find his out of work actor/screenplay writer father slumped over the table, his head had been smashed in and he was dead.

The police think his is responsible so he is determined to find the real killer and the reason why someone would kill his father. While trying to find a murderer he also has to deal with the loss of his father and try to figure out how to cope with funeral arrangements, bills and what is going to happen to him. How will he cope?

While digging around to find his father’s killer it leads him to the biggest, untouchable villain in London. To find out if this man is involved he has to get inside his organisation which is very dangerous and could lead to his death. This brings him into very deadly situations and the only way to survive is to kill.

Overall, this is a great book that keeps your reading from page 1 and is hard to put down. Full of lots of twists and turns to keep you entertained. A great debut novel from Niall Leonard and I can’t wait to read more by this author.

My only criticism is that it is aimed at teenagers but due to the violent nature of the story I would disagree with that and would say it is an adult themed book.

Highly recommended. A very well written crime novel that leaves you wanting more.

Rating: 5/5

Available to buy from Amazon here.


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