Tuesday, 21 April 2020

WES MARKIN - A LESSON IN CRIME (2019)


Synopsis/blurb....

Your student years should be the most carefree years of your life.

Not for Michael Yorke.

When a student party ends in violent murder, Michael Yorke begins to realise he harbours a fascination with crime which goes way beyond the norm.

Driven to discover the truth behind a series of murders which shocks the university community, Yorke turns his back on those closest to him: His girlfriend, Charlotte, and his best friend, Brandon. With bloody and disastrous consequences.

A super-fast one-hour thrill ride, which will define the relentless and compassionate police officer who stars in One Last Prayer for the Rays.

A FREEBIE audible download generously offered by the author during the current COVID-19 disruption and my first time with Markin's series character, future cop Michael Yorke.

Student days, parties, friendships, 90s music, Leeds, rivalries, homophobia, intolerance, girlfriends, boyfriends, date rape, a stabbing, a death, a troubled relationship or two, lies, secrets, flings, infidelity, sex, break-ups, families, another violent death, a further attack and an outcome.

Quite a busy tale for an hour or so's listening. All of it viewed from the perspective of Michael Yorke a love struck student. I haven't been totally captivated by him as a character yet, though with a few more from Markin's series on my TBR pile maybe the next one will be the charm.

Decent enough story and I was a bit surprised by the culprit.
An enjoyable hour or so was had.

Emotive narration by Aubrey Parsons which I quite liked.

3 from 5

Markin has been busy. There's four full length Yorke books which been published in the last year or so. My next time will be the first proper novel in the series - One Last Prayer for the Rays.


Read - (listened to) April, 2020
Published - 2019
Page count - 47 (1 hr 15 min)
Source - Audible FREEBIE purchase
Format - Audible

6 comments:

  1. I always like a campus as a setting for a crime story, Col. There are so many different sorts of people, and anything can happen... Glad that you found some things to like here.

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    1. Margot, agreed though I'd maybe struggle to recall anything else I've read recently at least with that backdrop.

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  3. Sounds very good, I will be interested in what you think of the 1st novel.

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    1. Tracy, its funny I have this and the 2nd and 3rd in the series on Audible but the first proper series novel on Kindle, which will somewhat interrupt the flow. I would have gotten straight onto the next if it was an audiobook.

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