Belfast Central, A.K Amherst

Belfast central

About the Book

Belfast 1993: A nocturnal ambulance service at the Belfast Central Station almost turns deadly for the young paramedic Ryan. In the crosshairs of the IRA, he is badly wounded and wakes up in the hospital with muddled memories. The police close the case fast, leaving too many burning questions unanswered. Most importantly, who was that old man who appeared at the scene out of nowhere and saved Ryan’s life? Not fully recovered yet, Ryan begins searching for the mysterious man, only to get dragged into a feud between opposing paramilitaries – with fatal consequences…

A thrilling story about fates in 20th century Northern Ireland.

My Review

This sounded like the perfect book for me. I love thrillers set in the past as its what I like to write myself and overall this is an interesting read; I liked the abbreviated history of Ireland in the beginning and think the novel moved along fairly quickly.  The story  is written in first person which I sometimes struggle with, I can find it a bit jarring and I did at some points.  What I did miss from this book was descriptions of the streets in Belfast, I want more than place names, I want to be able to picture what these places look like and smell like. I think in a book like this Belfast needs to be one of the characters. Having said that, there are some good twists in the novel and its an intriguing story that will keep you turning the pages.

 

 

 

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