The Reckless Engineer

Jac Wright

Series: The Reckless Engineer

Paperback: 330 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition

Publication Date: December 10, 2013

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1494726467

ISBN-13: 978-1494726461

Genre: Mystery

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description (from Amazon)

Can you forgive betrayal?

The aftershocks of an affair reverberate out to those in the lives of the lovers, who will NOT take it lying down.

Jack Connor lives an idyllic life by the Portsmouth seaside married to Caitlin McAllen, a stunning billionaire heiress, and working at his two jobs as the Head of Radar Engineering of Marine Electronics and as the Director of Engineering of McAllen BlackGold, his powerful father-in-law Douglas McAllen’s extreme engineering company in Oil & Gas. He loves his two sons from his first marriage and is amicably divorced from his beautiful first wife Marianne Connor. Their delicately balanced lives are shattered when sexy Michelle Williams, with whom Jack is having a secret affair and who is pregnant with his child, is found dead and Jack is arrested on suspicion for the murder.

Jeremy Stone brings London’s top defence attorney, Harry Stavers, to handle his best friend’s defence.

Who is the bald man with the tattoo of a skull seen entering the victim’s house? Who is “KC” who Caitlin makes secret calls to from a untraceable mobile? Has powerful Douglas McAllen already killed his daughter’s first partner and is he capable of killing again? Is Caitlin’s brother Ronnie McAllen’s power struggle with Jack for the control of McAllen Industries so intense that he is prepared to kill and frame his brother-in-law? Is the divorce from Jack’s first wife as amicable on her part as they believe it to be? Are his sons prepared to kill for their vast inheritance? Who are the ghosts from Caitlin’s past in Aberdeen, Scotland haunting the marriage? What is the involvement of Jack’s manager at Marine Electronics?​

While Jack is charged and his murder trial proceeds in the Crown Court under barrister Harry Stavers’ expert care, Jeremy runs a race against time to find the real killer and save his friend’s life, if he is in fact innocent, in a tense saga of friendship, love, desire, power, and ambition.

My Thoughts

THE RECKLESS ENGINEER was a great mystery. This had to be one of the best mysteries I have read in a long time. There was plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing right until the end. The characters were well-developed and I found myself relating to each of them on some level. It definitely drew me in.

The only issue I had which was a small one but did affect my rating was that I found some scenes drawn out to the point I kept saying “come on get on with it”, which in turn I skipped reading some paragraphs. Having said that, as I got into the storyline, this wasn’t a problem and that was why I felt it a small issue.

Rating 4

Review by: KellyR

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