If you are planning a late holiday, and if you enjoy crime fiction, consider buying this book. You will not be disappointed. At £7.99 it is good value for money. It is a handy sized paperback and contains 21 bite-sized short stories; the right length for reading by the pool or before turning out the bedside lamp. On reflection, my second suggestion might not be a good one: you could have trouble sleeping.
This is an excellent collection of stories with a common theme: “what happens when the law fails the citizen and private individuals take it upon themselves to do what the law will not?” Sometimes the consequences turn out to be shocking. The main characters of these stories are ordinary, normal people who have been pushed over the edge, so that they end up taking the law into their own hands. This makes them vigilantes, heroes or (some would say) another type of criminal. They include a cop who has seen too much; a woman who has been pushed too far; and a concerned citizen doing what he thinks is right, and damn the consequences. I will not spoil it by telling you more.