Author: Harper Fox
Narrator: Tim Gilbert
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/02/2016
Length: 07 hours 06 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller
A cop and a recovering addict – no chance for romance there.
Yet Vince, a street-hardened narcotics officer, is having to reassess his life. Six months ago, he hit rock-bottom. A bullet brought him down, and his beloved partner Jack betrayed him. Badly disabled and in constant pain, Vince is flying a desk these days, and it doesn’t suit him at all. His world is looking grim when he meets Rowan Clyde, sole surviving witness to a vicious drugs-related killing.
Rowan doesn’t want to talk. He’s vulnerable, trying to hold his own life together in the wake of a crippling addiction. Vince should have no time for him, and Rowan certainly shouldn’t trust a cop with an agenda to get him onto the witness stand at any cost.
Yet despite their differences, there’s an instant pull of attraction between these two damaged men. Their new bond is put to the ultimate test on the tough streets of Newcastle during a dark northern winter, as each turns out to hold the keys to the other’s survival – and to his destruction.
Beverly reviewed the eBook back in 2015 here.
I loved this book as much as she did. These were some really great characters and a plot unlike most cop stories and mysteries. Vince and Rowan are flawed and broken and yet they fit perfectly together. It led me down a road I wasn’t expecting when I first started listening.
This is a book of layers, but most of all it is a book about people.
Half Moon Chambers is a well written, gritty crime story set in Newcastle. The characters are adorable, hateful, pathetic or noble, but never cardboard. The description of Newcastle and it’s surrounds, is coloured by the author’s love for the city as it was, is now and can be in the future.
Tim Gilbert seems to be new on narration scene on Audible but I hope to see him more. He did a masterful job with the story and the characters. Being American I can’t judge his voice on being the right dialect for the area the book is set in but it certainly sounded right to me. He created distinctive voices for all the characters and his voice totally drew me into the story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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