Paul McGrath’s father died. He is trying to go after the man who tried to swindle his father out of a fortune. So Paul, a former officer in the Army, is working as a courthouse janitor. He meets a man who burned down another man’s after being swindled out of his own home. Oh and throw in some Cold War intrigue and that’s the basic plot of Too Close to Home.
This is the first book I have read by Andrew Grant and it won’t be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s a thriller, but it’s different from a lot of thrillers I have read. It’s not all action, but the action is written well and when there isn’t action, the plot is driven by Paul’s drive to find out what was behind his father’s financial life, what secrets are there to be uncovered, and how he can help another man from going to prison for arson. I loved the plot. It had twists and turns that sometimes weren’t even obvious at first, but that served the plot well. I liked the characters. They were, for the most part, three-dimensional and well-written. The plot twist near the end was worth the entire book.
If you like crime novels and thrillers, you will like this book. Andrew Grant is a fantastic writer who writes his book like old-school writers used to. I enjoyed that very much. Do yourself a favor and pick up Too Close To Home.
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