Monday 26 June 2023

BLOG TOUR: Terminal Black (Relic Black book 1) - Colin Garrow

A stolen identity. A hitman. A bent cop.

Relic Black takes things that don’t belong to him—credit cards, golf clubs, toothbrushes. But when a hitman mistakes him for someone else, Relic lands himself in a difficult situation. With a dead man on his hands and a guilty conscience, he sets off to save the life of the man whose identity he has stolen. And that’s when the real trouble starts…

What did I think?

I love Colin Garrow's books set on Tyneside and this new series sees him head north of the border to Scotland with a main character like no other, Relic Black.  Terminal Black is a book that I didn't try to second-guess or work out, I just buckled myself in and enjoyed the dark, gritty and entertaining ride.   

I can't even possibly begin to describe Relic Black as he's nothing like any other character I have ever come across but I really liked him.  Relic gets himself into some interesting scrapes and the plot is so riveting that I think I read it too fast to fully process everything that was going on, so I'll have to read it again at some point.  

Colin Garrow really brings his characters to life through authentic dialogue - I could actually hear the characters speaking to me in my head in their broad Scottish accents.  Colin's trademark humour is evident throughout and the wit perfectly balances the grit.

Fast-paced, gritty and very entertaining, Terminal Black is a great start to a new series and I can't wait to see what Relic gets up to next.

I received a digital ARC to read and review for the blog tour; this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including: taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. All Colin's books are available as eBooks and paperback.

His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems and the occasional song.

He also makes rather nice cakes.

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