The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound by Steve Levi
Source: Sent to me by author
Publisher: Publication Consultants
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge? The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear – and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation’s foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!”
My Thoughts & Review
The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound is my first book by Steve Levi and it was a great read. After reading the description of the book, that Steve sent when he contacted me I knew I had to read it. I couldn’t resist finding out how a bus of hostages taken from a bank robbery can disappear without trace on the Golden Gate Bridge.
As I mentioned above I was drawn in by the plot which I enjoyed very much. I thought the book was well written, with detailed descriptions that are easy to follow. My favourite parts of this book was how Steve kept repeating clues throughout the book, which allows readers to piece exactly what has happened, alongside Detective Heinz Noonan. Although I enjoyed the plot and writing style I did find the pacing to be a little slow, but I honestly think this is down to preference as I’m more of fast thriller kind of person.
Now for the characters well I thought they were really well created and developed well as the book progressed and together all the characters brought the book to life. I liked the fact that you never quite knew who to trust. I won’t say too much more about that, as it would lead to spoilers. As for Detective Heinz Noonan, well what can I say, I don’t think I’ve ever met a grumpier Detective before. But even though his grumpy he gets the job done.
Even with this being a little bit of a slow burn for me I still really enjoyed it and think this would a great TV/movie adaptation. I’ll definitely be looking into reading more books by Steve in the near future.
If you’re a fan of reading crime, or mystery thrillers then I definitely recommend checking this one out.
A big thank you to Steve for getting in touch and sending me an eBook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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Seems like a interesting plot…YBR
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Definitely different (in a good way)😉😊
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