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Necessary Evils: Gangster Thriller - a fast paced, gripping vigilante thriller full of action and suspense (crime thriller series. Book 1) by [Bill Carson]

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Necessary Evils: Gangster Thriller - a fast paced, gripping vigilante thriller full of action and suspense (crime thriller series. Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 296 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 18 - 18 Grade Level: 12 - 12
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Necessary Evils:
George Gutowski rated it - it was amazing

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murder thriller aficionados
Excellent thought provoking read about the modern day condition of good people. I must confess a huge interest in narratives about good people who do bad things for good reasons. Necessary Evils did not disappoint. Yeah itsabout murder and throw in some moral ambiguity. Did I say some; A lot.

Society is failing the law abiding decent citizen. The good guys get screwedand the bad guys get away with wrong doing. Necessary Evils shows what a good person can do when he is sufficiently enraged. This will be a cold calculated rage.

It also celebrates the power of one. There is not a large complex apparatus behind our protagonist. He does it all on his own.

But the avenging angel is in for a few surprise twists that he did notcount on. The avenging angel continues to bear a few more injustices.But for those about to die; well lets just say there may be a very large supply of people who will pay for their sins before final judgement.

Buy this book immediately. I hope Bill Carson continues with this character and builds a series.
Chel rated it - it was amazing
Necessary Evils is anintense, gritty and often dark story that still manages to besurprisingly relatable. It is a story about John, an ordinary man living an fairly mundane life, who finds that life destroyed in the space of a few minutes when his wife is brutally taken from him. Coming to termswith his loss he spirals into a dark, suicidal depression and takes just a few days to hit rock bottom. When everything seems completelyhopeless he finds his light at the end of the tunnel, in the form ofvengeance.
John had been left empty at the loss of the most important thing in his life, and unfortunately that emptiness was eventuallyfilled by darkness. Fuelled by his hatred John sets out on a mission togain retribution for his wife. What he becomes, what he encounters, andwhat he discovers will shock you at every turn of the page. Despite theseemingly terrible person he becomes, I can't help but relate to andperhaps even like John. It's impossible to say what any of us would doin this scenario, but honestly if we truly think about it, his actionsdon't seem so extreme anymore.

In terms of writing style I amreally impressed, there is just enough colloquialisms to really make you feel like you are in John's head but they don't detract from the flowof the story. Carson builds suspense expertly and includes enough welltimed twists to keep you on your toes; just enough is given away at atime to keep you hooked and desperately reading to find out more. Thecast of characters are incredibly well developed and the dialogue issuperb, it really sucks you into the atmosphere of the story. This isnot the first novel I have read by Bill Carson and it most definitelywill not be my last!
ByMiss L. Charters

Bill Carson is a superb storyteller. 
I was hooked from page one and I literally took my kindle everywhere with 
me when I was reading this book.
ByMKT Crime thriller author
The way Kane reacts to the horror of losing his wife and later his partner, is quite simply horrific - BUT the truth of how we all would like to react in Kane's situation, lies somewhere between doing nothing, and Kane's actions. When push comes to shove, I don't think anyone would lose sleep over the outcome of his vigilante violence, but for the best part we just don't want to know about it. Are Kane's actions justified? I recommend you read this story depicting the violent times in which we live and ask yourself that question. The answer won't come easily.

I wanted a good crime thriller and was recommended this via Twitter. I found that once started I couldn't put the book/kindle down. A great plot from the start, a story of love,heartbreak and revenge.I can't wait for the next book to be published to find out what happens next! The author uses straight forward words, no flowery descriptions or sentences, very real life and gritty.
Karen Long crime thriller author 
This is the second Bill Carson book I've read. They have the dark, gritty feel of seventies cop drama mixed with modern noir. 
Well researched and written with humour and style. Very enjoyable! 
Sarah Hardy top 100 reviewer
After the devastating loss of his wife Sarah who was murdered, John Kane looses all faith in the police and the criminal justice service and decides to take matters into his own hands and fight back at the criminals. Obviously the police are not to happy that some vigilante is taking matters into his own hands, especially DI Nick Harland.

The story is quite fast paced and I was hooked from start to finish with this book.

I had every empathy for John, though don't know if I would go quite to the same extremes as he does. I really did like his character though as over all he does come across as quite a sensitive and caring guy. It does make you think hard about whether you agree or not with his actions.

Necessary Evils was quite a quick read for me as I devoured it in less than 24 hours, even though this is quite a hard hitting story overall with a couple of unexpected twists towards the end there is a certain softness to it which I think is mainly to do with John's character.

This is the first book I have read by Bill Carson and will certainly be keeping my eye out for more by him.

Product details

  • Publication date : November 22, 2012
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 296 pages
  • File size : 455 KB
  • ASIN : B00ACLQXXA
  • Publisher : http://bestthrillerbooks.co.uk; 1st edition (November 22, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 103 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shudderingly realistic....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely gripping!
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5.0 out of 5 stars (Trish) Fantastic book, so many twists in it
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