I received a copy of DIRECT HIT by Mike Hollow from Lion Hudson via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. Normally I start off reviews with a recap of the story, and what I liked versus didn’t like about the novel. I’m actually going to start this one with recommendations. This is perfect for my dad and uncle, and I sent links to both of them to see if they would be interested in it. Crime. World War I and II. Drama. It is right up their alley. This felt like a “boy book,” but as a girl I still greatly enjoyed it.
Now for the plot. Detective Inspector John Jago is investigating a murder. The setting is London on the onset of World War II. You get nonstop action within the 320 pages.
The pages contain intriguing description. No part of the novel dragged, nor did it feel as if there was too much description. Dialogue flowed. Each character had a strong personality, even the minor players. The backstory wasn’t too much of an info dump. That’s a huge plus for me.
This is a very impressive debut novel! I can’t wait to experience more from author Mike Hollow.