Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Book Review: The Headhunters Race


Being sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime you didn't commit is hard enough but then you add in the fact that your step-father — the same man that owns the prison — is the one who sent you there for being an accomplice to your own mothers killing and you have me intriguing.

The author throws us straight into the deep end on the first bag with an opening that will make you feel like you’re standing alongside Avene tiptoeing to get the small bit of semi fresh air coming through the top window before having to venture into the death and disease full prison.   The first few chapters gives us a good description of how terrible the prison is to live in with food well actually slop only dispensed into a large trough twice a week with no-where near enough food to feed everyone only the strong and canning survive .

The headhunters race is only 187 pages long so is a great quick read by page 43 were starting the race and then the story had me hooked.