About the book
A dark secret lies at the heart of the British government; a secret so appalling that they will kill to protect it.
Charlie Bars is back in London and has taken on a missing persons case. Easy money – or so he thinks. The man he is looking for is inextricably linked to the evil perpetrated in the Gingerbread Houses and as Charlie’s search progresses, he finds himself drawn into the seedy underbelly of the capital; a world of abuse, exploitation and deviancy that threatens to destroy his soul.
Others are looking for the missing man too and hunter soon becomes hunted as Charlie finds himself the target of an insane torturer haunted by the ghosts of his military past.
As he descends into the darkest depths of human depravity, Charlie desperately tries to stay out of prison, on the right side of his morality and, most importantly, alive as he seeks to uncover the buried secrets of the Gingerbread Houses.
I’ve never read anything by this author before, so when I was asked by Crime Wave Press if I’d like a copy of The Gingerbread Houses I jumped at the chance.
The Gingerbread Houses is part of the Charlie Bars series and to say it left me wanting more would be a complete understatement. It did not disappoint.
It has plenty of action, suspense and adventure. A gritty, atmospheric London jumps off the pages with each description of the city.
The subject matter is not for the faint of heart and neither is the level of violence throughout. Good versus evil is an age-old conflict in the history of the world and that is no different for our protagonist.
It’s quite a compelling read and even though I had allowed myself a two week period to read and review, I had finished it in under two days.
I would definitely recommend you get to know Charlie Bars.
Thank you to Crime Wave Press for my copy of this book, which I received with no pressure to review.