NEON by G.S. Locke – Book Review

NEON by G.S. Locke – Book Review


A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list.

Detective Matt Jackson has reached the end. His beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of ‘NEON’ – a serial killer who displays his victims in snaking neon lights – and he can’t go on without her. Unable to take his life, Jackson hires a hitwoman to finish the job. But on the night of his own murder, he makes a breakthrough in the case, and at the last minute his hitwoman, Iris, is offered an irresistible alternative: help Jackson find and kill NEON in return for the detective’s entire estate.

What follows is a game of cat and mouse between detective, hitwoman and serial killer. And when Jackson discovers it’s not a coincidence that all their paths have crossed, he begins to question who the real target has been all along…

Neon is not just a rip-roaring serial killer thriller, but one that is properly character-led and contemporary. Here’s a flavour of what early readers having been saying:


Set in Birmingham, there is a serial killer who leaves his victims in a neon tableau, so the killer is known as Neon.

DCI Matt Jackson is on compassionate leave as his beloved wife was one of Neon’s  victims. Grief stricken he has hired a hitman to kill him….but when he finds a new lead he changes his mind…..for now.

He makes a deal with the hired killer, Iris, and together they begin an off the books investigation, getting closer to Neon’s real identity…..putting themselves in real danger.

I found Neon to be a unique, hugely entertaining thriller…it’s dark, gritty and violent with a twisted serial killer too. A clever plot will keep you hooked from start to gasp inducing finish. Brilliant.

Thank you to Kate at Orion Books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an ARC of Neon. This is my honest and unbiased review.

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