Without Rules by Andrew Field was a bit hit and miss for me, but read on to see whether it could be your cup of coffee…
When a professional hitman turns up at Candy’s World to hide, China Mackie discovers her plan to flee from her abusive father has tragically backfired. A gruesome bloodbath has left four people dead on the streets of a northern city centre on a cold wet Sunday morning.
China knows she’s next to die. Unless she is more ruthless than everyone else. She must improvise fast. Seduce her father’s assassin. Plead her case so he helps her escape in a fight to the death where rules don’t matter, but the consequences do.
Without Rules took me quite a while to get into – from my point of view, there were just too many characters and too much going on in the first half.
Each chapter jumps around to different characters, which I liked in a way, but for the first half of this book, made it all too frenzied and confusing. When you started to get involved in the key characters, their voices really came out, and made for a quick read.
The concept of Without Rules was good, I just think Field was trying to cover too much in the first half and would’ve been better spread throughout. But once I got to the second and third parts, I really enjoyed the pace and wondered what was going to happen next.
I loved the last few pages and the way it ended – and sign me up for Field’s next book, Truth Hurts, because the teaser at the end looks fab.
Warnings: Without Rules discusses child abuse and rape. If you would like further information, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without Rules, Andrew Field, RRP £8.99 (paperback); Book Depository