Declan Hughes is for real… Too!
“Sorrow’s Anthem” is the second novel of Michael Koryta and “The Color of Blood” is the second novel of Irish Noir author, Declan Hughes.
Comparing these two young writers ― that’s the reason I read this book direct after “Sorrow’s Anthem” ― I would say that Declan Hughes pulls the longer stick.
“The Color of Blood” is complex. The intrigues, the suspense and the turn n’ twists are there from the beginning. It is maybe for that very reason that the end of the book arrives with dashes of anticlimax.
Declan Hughes mounts layer after layer of melodramatic conspiracies revealing the mystery little by little, but the real knock-out punch comes at the end when the whole truth is uncovered. This is not the kind of lame Crime Fiction Mystery in which the killer comes out from nowhere; Declan Hughes is, as I’ve said before, a very clever writer.
Declan I am fan!