Matt Brolly : The Controller


Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for The Controller. My review is written with thanks to Emma Welton of damppebbles Blog Tours for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose.

It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching.

When Special Agent Sandra Rose investigates a house invasion gone wrong, she discovers the assailant has the legendary, and infamous, Railroad tattoo carved onto his back and he claims to know Daniel’s whereabouts.

Rose draws Lynch in to her case, and together they become embroiled in an unparalleled world of violence and evil.

It seems that to see his son again, Lynch will have to confront his greatest fear and face the ultimate test: an encounter with the Railroad’s enigmatic and deadly leader, The Controller.

The Controller is the first in a new series featuring Samuel Lynch and Sandra Rose and I really enjoyed getting to know them. Their relationship is very different to the relationships between many police partners I have read about recently, and I will watch what happens between them with interest. Lynch and Rose also have intriguing stories as individuals and I found it very easy to become involved in their lives and care about what happened to them.
There is no time to get settled at the beginning of The Controller. The reader is plunged into a tense atmosphere shrouded in deception and unanswered questions. The action is relentless and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened.
The plot is complex and there are many characters involved in what appears to be a tangled web  It did take me some time to work out how everything was connected, but once I did, it was a joy to try and piece the jigsaw together and I could not stop turning pages until it had all been resolved.
The Controller is available from Amazon.
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