My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am a huge Bruen fan and have read everything he has written. This is his 13th Jack Taylor book and it as engaging as everything else in his oeuvre. You could read this as a stand-alone, but the series really does fit together in such a way as to make starting from the beginning more rewarding.
Bruen’s books are dark and edgy and this one is more so than most–if you’ve been reading this series, you will know that is saying something…
The book is full of observations on everything, from the meaning of life to current affairs. Watching Jack destroy himself is never easy, but it is always an exciting ride.
I love so many things about this book, but do wish–as I always do with Mr. Bruen–that his books were a bit longer. Still, I guess it is natural to want more of a great thing.
I will continue to read and buy Bruen’s books as long as he continues to put them out. There is nobody who writes dialogue that is as sharp, witty, and abrasive. I love it and give The Ghosts of Galway an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up.