Sunday 22 May 2016

Book Review: Dark Pursuits by Tony Evans

Title: Dark Pursuits
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 219
Format: eBook- PDF
Genre: Fantasy/Mystery
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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After the dramatic destruction of Count Dracula, Jonathan Harker has settled down to a quiet life as a junior partner in a law firm. But his reputation is about to catch up with him.

As word of his abilities spreads, clients are turning to him for help with problems which appear to have an involvement in the supernatural.

This omnibus collects the first three of Harker’s mysterious cases.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Dark Pursuits is a fun and easy read that I finished over two sessions. I liked Evans' idea that, after defeating Dracula, Harker might find himself called upon to assist in other supernatural mysteries; however, I feel the cover description of the book as a thriller is slightly misleading. The stories are intriguing and kept me turning the page, but at no point was I afraid or on the edge of my seat. They are more playful than chilling. If you're looking for a dark read for a stormy night, this probably isn't the book for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a fun read to pass a few hours, and if you enjoy spin-off tales from other books, then it is worth checking out this one. I'd rate it 3.5 stars.

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