Cross (Jack Taylor No.6) – Ken Bruen

Cross” (Jack Taylor No.6) written by Ken Bruen has ex-cop, Jack Taylor, going after religious fanatics. A young college student is found crucified. A girl is burned in her car. Vigilante justice is alive and well in Galway. As for Jack’s personal life, he’s finally sober. He even makes for a decent private investigator.

I’ll be brief: the books are dark and yes, entertaining. If you enjoy noir and don’t mind that the mysteries take a back seat to character and setting then you will enjoy these novels. I’m in the middle of “Sanctuary” now and will be finally caught up when I read “The Devil” which is his latest in the series. I’ll spare you all the reviews of those two books. It’s just difficult to for me to share my thoughts on his novels without spoiling all the fun. Plus, I can’t do the series justice anyway. It all sounds so bleak and depressing when I talk about it. My grade for “Cross” is a B.

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Romance reader now mystery reader. I enjoy all types of fiction but for the past 5 years I've enjoyed reading crime fiction. Please email me with recommendations or gush about your favorite writer! I love to hear from readers!
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5 Responses to Cross (Jack Taylor No.6) – Ken Bruen

  1. You’ve convinced me to give him a go, but I’m starting with The Dramatist, hopefully I won’t lose out too much by not having read the first three books.


  2. Keishon says:

    Ah, The Dramatist is my favorite of the series so far. Hope you enjoy him. His style is different but very readable.


  3. Just had to pop in and say that I’m glad you convinced me – I loved The Dramatist and have already bought the next two titles as eBooks.

    It was a good book until the end when it crossed over into brilliant for me. Of course it was a horrible ending but so perfect for the story and it completely took me by surprise (I was listening to it on audio book as I walk to work and I was entering my office building’s foyer when “it” happened and I uttered a loud “noooo” – the security guards and the only other nutter silly enough to get to work at 7am all looked at me like I was a little bit scary)


  4. oops – forgot to close my tag – sorry:)


  5. Keishon says:

    @Bernadette – I closed that tag for you. Also, I am so glad you came back to tell me how much you enjoyed The Dramatist. That ending! I think you’ll enjoy the rest. They are so hard to put down. I am reading the last one right now and so far it is excellent.


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