Brooding City

A homicide detective must chase down a violent drug lord whose product is leaving a trail of bodies in its wake Detective Brennan is aided by having a special power he innately knows when someone is lying to him or telling the truth There are others like him, though, and his dreams are haunted by deadly agents from his own shady past Meanwhile, in the valley outside theA homicide detective must chase down a violent drug lord whose product is leaving a trail of bodies in its wake Detective Brennan is aided by having a special power he innately knows when someone is lying to him or telling the truth There are others like him, though, and his dreams are haunted by deadly agents from his own shady past Meanwhile, in the valley outside the city, a young boy comes into his own power of downloading other people s memories on touch, and he uncovers old secrets that threaten to tear his whole family apart His power also makes him a prime target for the aforementioned shadowy dream stalking agents, since his brain lights up like a beacon at night with so many memories crammed inside.
Brooding City A homicide detective must chase down a violent drug lord whose product is leaving a trail of bodies in its wake Detective Brennan is aided by having a special power he innately knows when someone is l

  • Title: Brooding City
  • Author: Tom Shutt
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  • Page: 412
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Detective Brennan along with his partners Bishop & Sam, investigate the murder of a pharmacist. While watching the journey in their investigation, we learn also information about their personal lives and a secret that Brennan keeps from his partners and the rest of the world. Meanwhile, Jeremy is a young boy who discovers that he has suddenly a power. He can read memories from people that he's in contact with. In his journey we can see something suspicious going on with his family and at the [...]

    2. Mysteries have always been a bit of a love/hate deal with me. When done well, I find myself in a world of conspiracy, intrigue, lies, and carefully crafted investigations that navigate the webs of deception which are spun by a host of parties with different secrets to hide. Unfortunately, the mystery genre is also a rather saturated one. Between all the crime dramas on television and the large quantities of murder mystery literature that are readily available, I tend to find mystery stories to b [...]

    3. Brooding City by Tom Shutt is a debut novel; and, it is one, great debut. It is paranormal suspense with dueling storylines that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end; and, it will keep you wanting more.The first storyline deals with a detective, his partner, and a murder investigation. Detective Arthur Brenan and Detective Noel Bishop are called out to investigate the death of a young pharmacist, living way beyond his means in a rundown apartment in a bad section of the city of Odols. [...]

    4. I received this book from the author for an honest review.It was absolutely fantastic, it was well developed and the mystery is not over, I'm dying to know what more will happen in this series.The sleepers are a great paranormal add if you love paranormal books, the idea behind them is pretty cool actually, it even make me wonder if they actually exist you never know. I loved the criminalistic part of the book since I love criminal thrillers actually and this one wasn't that heavy, it was pretty [...]

    5. I enjoyed this book very much. I wouldn't mind seeing a version of it my a PS game or PC game. I love stories of mystery and murder. This book even has a couple stories lines going on at once. It kept me wanting to read more and kept me wondering what would happen next. I think to me the paranormal elements added to the mystery and suspense of this thrilling masterpiece. I will would love to read more from this author! *I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    6. A brilliant, debut novel from Tom Shutt. I wouldn't usually choose to read a crime novel, but this had enough paranormal elements to make it delightfully palatable to me! It was a well-crafted story with plenty of mystery and intrigue throughout. The novel is gripping from the outset, opening with detective, Brennan at a murder scene. The gruesome crime scene with an eyeless victim certainly caused me to read on! But even Detective Brennan's investigation into this, despite having plenty of acti [...]

    7. This was a great debut novel by Tom Shutt. It is a paranormal suspense book with two storylines throughout the book. If you don't like to read books with changing point of views then you might get slightly confused at first. Im not crazy when a book bounces back and forth but this one wasn't too bad once you knew who the main characters were. By the time you are done reading this book, you will want more. One storyline deals with a detective and his partners trying to investigate a murder. The c [...]

    8. I don't normally read crime dramas, but this one had some paranormal twists to it that I thoroughly enjoyed. There were two different story lines in the book, one involving a detective and his investigation and another involving a boy that eventually comes to find out he has powers. Both are good stories, although I liked the one with the boy more than the detective, but as I said before, I don't normally read detective novels.This is a great debut novel and I would definitely read the second, a [...]

    9. Thank you, Tom, for kindly giving me a copy of your book to review it, and congratulations on your debut novel!Real rate: 3.5 starsThis book was a pleasant surprise, mainly because I had to finish the other books that were on my reading list and didn’t even remember the synapsis. I was glad to discover a book with almost all the elements I love: a crime (and an ugly, mysterious one), a police investigation that was always two steps behind the bad guys, led by two cops with their own problems t [...]

    10. *I received a free copy of this book for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal)*Simply put, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have always been a fan of paranormal, and this did not disappoint. In recent years paranormal has really risen to popularity. One of the potential downfalls of this, however, is that sometimes character types and story lines can feel recycled. It is safe to say that this was not the case in this book. Forget the werewolves, vampires, and witches in this book! We have ‘ [...]

    11. Seriously? This is one incredible book !!!! I absolutely love how Tom covers this paranormal book in a different angle. He skillfully has 2 different story lines going in parallel. Every time he switches I was like "no, not now" only to realize he was picking up on the other story line which I was waiting for. He put me quite in a conundrum there and I loved how he expertly handled this switches, leaving you on a mini cliff hanger pretty much every time.Arthur is a different kind of hero, yes he [...]

    12. Brooding City is about police detective Arthur Brennan. He and his partner are called to the scene of a baffling murder, the investigation of which will lead them into the city’s dark underbelly of crime. Their lives could be the price to find the murderer and stop the flow of a drug that is infesting the city and has already taken its toll on Brennan.Meanwhile, spending the summer on his family’s ranch, is Jeremy. A young man obsessing with an old tower on the family property. An injury sus [...]

    13. As a fan of all things paranormal and crime shows like Law & Order, I was immediately hooked on Brooding City. The opening scene reminded me a lot of Jim Butcher and Michael Connelly rolled into one. Brennan and Bishop made a great team and I loved that Bishop gave Sam hell all the way through, right up to the end. Brennan's relationship with his family was a surprise. You don't get a lot of familial feels in crime novels. And then there was the parallel (yet not so parallel) storyline that [...]

    14. This is a most difficult book to rate. On so many levels, it deserves 5 stars. For uniqueness and creative interest alone, this is a high-interest story. The dual plot lines are both fascinating and compelling. I was particularly thrilled by the highly imaginative and yet grounded foundations for both. Never did I shake my head in disbelief. Rather, I loved the incredible creations introduced by this impressive author. And Shutt is impressive. His writing, for the most part, is highly skilled an [...]

    15. Brooding City is an interesting story with two main characters. Arthur Brennan is a detective investigating the murder of a pharmacist. Jeremy is a teenager who discovers he has a power. Both characters were well formed and fascinating to read about although in places Jeremy didn't seem as fleshed out as Brennan and I certainly found Brennan to be the more interesting character and I found his story more enticing as well. The world the story was set in was well crafted and enjoyable to read abou [...]

    16. This book was given to me for a fair and honest review. I have always liked crime novels, with this book you have a paranormal crime novel with Brennan the detective, who has the power of knowing if someone is telling the truth or lying. Brennan is investigating a murder of a pharmacist, this also contains Bishop and Sam who help this story run along nicely. Good characters and you also get to know some of Brennan's past with his involvement with sleepers. The story became confusing for me when [...]

    17. This is a paranormal novel with a crime/suspense twist that goes back and forth between two main characters. The first being Detective Brennan, who had a psychic ability and Jeremy a teenager who his own abilities.The story starts off with Brennan investigating the murder of a medical student in the investigation leads him to uncover something much bigger. While Jeremy’s story shows him uncovering his own dark secrets.I did find it a bit confusing at first when Jeremy’s character was introdu [...]

    18. I went into this book expecting awfulness written by yet another bloody airport author. I couldn't have been more wrong and I am especially glad I was. I adored this book and was thoroughly applauding the bravery and genre-literacy displayed by Shutt. Once you get past a rather limp title, you find a book which playfully hops between Science Fiction, Pulp Crime and Magical Realism, toying around with genre conventions rather than idolising them and, therefore, casting them in a new light and fin [...]

    19. I am not a great fan of the straightforward mystery genre – at least not of Poirot and Maigret kind, though occasionally, once in a while I might take up a mystery book. Brooding City is an exception because it is an exceptional novel: it grasps you and doesn't let you go. It's dark, moody, somber, thoughtful, with two fascinating plots running almost in parallel. It is the kind of book that makes you miss subway stops. As far as the genre goes the author might have created quite a masterpiece [...]

    20. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)***While reading the book, to be honest, I was lost at first. I was a little confuse about the names. There are different story lines. The plot are interesting, it shows some investigation about a murder which made it a little different than the normal werewolves, vampires etc. Although, it is indeed a book of paranomal, it has that CSI touch which makes it more interesting. This is only book 1, this is definit [...]

    21. Didn't leave a good feeling at the end, I was confused, having trouble to understand what was happening. It looks like there are two stories in one book. I also had lots of questions toward the background story which went on behind it. Would recommend to focus just on one character development.(Read my full review here)

    22. I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review from LoP group.I was engrossed from page one but I have to admit it took me a couple chapters to be able to follow along with all the characters. there was tons of suspense, which I love, but toward the end I had a rough time following Jeremy's tale, some parts didn't make sense to me. overall it was an enjoyable book.

    23. Shutt's writing and attention to detail was so well done that I became completely absorbed into the story. I greatly enjoyed the supernatural, crime/mystery, and sci-fi elementals of it; he pulled it all together and made it work very well.

    24. Very interesting and enjoyable story. Unfortunately my favorite portion had to do with Jeremy, not Brennan and (spoilers) since he isn't in the 2nd book I won't be continuing the series. I will definitely be willing to read more by the author, he tells a good story.

    25. This book was really just okay. It had two plotlines going on that may tie together in the next book in the series, but seemed very unconnected here and remained so even at the end. As for the mystery, it was so-so. There wasn't enough depth to make it either a good detective story or a good urban fantasy for me, and although there were several interesting aspects-The mysterious drugs, Brennan's sister, Brennan's past and his strange abilities, and whatever was going on with the young deuteragon [...]

    26. Fantasy is not my choice in booksFirst the book starts with two different stories in alternating chapters which is quite frustrating. The fantasy then takes over in both stories. This is not my idea of a good read. I thought the summary of the book was very misleading.

    27. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. I had a hard time getting into this book, but it had some pretty good moments once the action picked up.

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