Cold Hillside will keep you reading,
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This review is from: Cold Hillside (Kindle Edition)
Martin Cooper's Cold Hillside is one of the books that keeps you focused until the very end.
Cooper spins the tale of two brothers in Southern England, one a dealer of all kinds of items, and the other a folk musician. Their lives separate as most sibling lives do, but they keep in touch. Giles dies in a road accident, forcing Simon to take stock of his inheritance. This proves a daunting task as more and more irregularities appear, and eventually the book evolves into a full-fledged crime novel on focused on Giles' role in illegal immigration.
Many books today are such thrillers, but rarely have I come across one as readable as this. Martin Cooper is a master in showing us what happens, and his fully developed characters act believably, even if the magnitude of the immigration crime soon daunts them. His prose is immaculate, creative, and very enjoyable to read.
I was impressed in his way of walking the reader and the soaked, wretched illegal immigrant women up from the seaside and into their hellish life as prostitutes. It takes a gifted narrator to make that trip in a credible and interesting way, and he succeeds eminently.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in well-written surprise crime novels.
-Heikki Hietala, author of Tulagi Hotel