Bad Men by John Connolly

About the book

Three hundred years ago, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed by one of their own, and slaughtered. Now a band of killers has returned to Sanctuary to seek revenge on a young woman and her son, and the only people who stand in their way are a young rookie officer and the island’s resident policeman, the troubled giant known as Melancholy Joe Dupree. But Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island’s secrets, the repository of its memories. He knows that Sanctuary has been steeped in violence, and that its ghosts will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. On Sanctuary, the hunters are about to become the hunted.

Reviewed by North Baddesley WI Reading Group:

7 out of the 10 members read the book and found it to be an interesting, if brutal, story. As usual some of us did not like the bad language, but, for once agreed that it was not an obstacle to our ‘enjoyment'(?) of a good read. The 3 who did not read more than a few pages now regret that they gave up before the story really began.

Star rating: ****

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