Jersey Girl Book Reviews
I can't wait for the next book. Hope Road is a fast-paced, exciting novel.
A gripping read... A fascinating study in dark and evil... The stuff of Great British grit and dark, dark humour... Beautifully cinematic... far more cinematic than a McDermid or a Rankin.
Barlow throws in plenty of twists... he spins the yarn in fast-paced, very readable prose. HOPE ROAD is a fine novel, the first in a series, and I look forward to reading the others.
This book was fantastic!! A wonderful who-done-it!! I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
I loved the story. Little twists and turns and an ending I did not expect.
A wonderful read which I highly recommend. [...] An engrossing story with fascinating and complex characters. The setting is wonderfully portrayed. A tremendously exciting debut and I look forward to more.
The Guy with the Glasses
Very highly recommended. Exactly the kind of book I love. And I did love it.
John [Ray] is a great character.
I enjoyed it tremendously.
Not the Baseball Pitcher
I don't know when I've read anything quite so visual. Hope Road would make a great [TV] program.
Letters from Hill Farm
A pretty gripping story. The description of the city was great too.
An intriguing murder mystery from start to finish.
Welcome to Tweedling
You'll be curious to find out where Barlow plans to take John Ray in upcoming installments.
Nights and Weekends
This is an intriguing beginning for author John Barlow [...] A strong start.
His Futile Preoccupations
Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Today I Did This For Me