Maloney's Law

Paul Maloney, a small time private investigator from London, reluctantly accepts a case from his married ex lover, Dominic Allen Before he knows it, Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings of big business and the sordid world of international crime The deeper he pushes, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear Can he solve the mystery and protectPaul Maloney, a small time private investigator from London, reluctantly accepts a case from his married ex lover, Dominic Allen Before he knows it, Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings of big business and the sordid world of international crime The deeper he pushes, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear Can he solve the mystery and protect those he loves before it s too late
Maloney s Law Paul Maloney a small time private investigator from London reluctantly accepts a case from his married ex lover Dominic Allen Before he knows it Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings o

  • Title: Maloney's Law
  • Author: Anne Brooke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I really liked this book. First and foremost, it's dark, the London setting adding to this aspect even if it starts in summer; however it culminates in autumn rain which is very fitting. It's genuine suspense. The fiends are believable. The pace sometimes moves on with breathtaking speed, as with Paul's escape from Delta Egypt's office in Cairo, sometimes it just crawls on when Jade and Paul do their research at their desks, just as it is in real life. And also very believable is that Paul's toi [...]

    2. Maloney's Law is the book previous to The Bones of Summer. One of the frustrations I had about The Bones of Summer is that I never really understood the character of Paul Maloney. He seemed such a private person and yet also had baffling mood swings. I now realise that many of my questions would have been answered if I had read Maloney's Law first.The book is taken from the first person point of view of small time private investigator Paul. At the beginning we learn several things about this com [...]

    3. Maloney’s Law by Anne Brooke is a gay romance and mystery. It’s also a dark, deep, and poetic gay romance and mystery.I confess I love novels written in the first person and present tense, but I also know it’s quite difficult to write them well. But not, apparently, for Brooke. Her Maloney’s Law is exceptionally well-written.Paul Maloney, a 30-year-old gay private investigator in London, takes on a lucrative assignment. It’s from Dominic Allen, the physically desirable and wealthy inve [...]

    4. 3.5 I hate when I both love and hate a book.I enjoyed the story in this one, it was intriguing and at times had me on the edge of my seat.I felt attracted to Paul and fell for him more and more, but I just couldn't understand why he felt so strongly over Dominic. From the little I learnt of Dominic he was a completely selfish A**hole.While Jade played a fairly important part in this story, I felt a lot of the details like dinner with her parents was more filler than story. The writing side of th [...]

    5. DNF @10%I know it's pretty early to DNF, and maybe I'll pick it back up in the future but I REALLY can't connect with the story, mostly because of the narration. The prose is leaning toward purple:"In the silence, I sense rather than see his lips draw on the smoky pleasure, tingling tar and need wafting into his waiting lungs.The MC just spent pages to describe himself. Like:"When I’m naked, I gaze at my image for a long time, trying to see myself as if I’m someone else. There are many thing [...]

    6. Awesome book! Paul Maloney is amazingly one screwed person. There is nothing perfect about him, and there are times you'd want to have his head examined because he surely can make wrong moves. This is not the typical m/m romance, in fact, it's not a romance. This is a crime drama. Paul is asked by his ex-lover to investigate a case which will unearth very disturbing events. It's also about the obsessive love the MC has for his ex-lover, and to what extent he would do for this ex-lover. Even if i [...]

    7. Good readI enjoyed this book, this is a first book I've read from the author. I enjoyed the story and the characters which made me cry, it made a change to have a realistic reaction to a death and that it just wasn't brushed passed. Would of been a 5 star but just needed a bit more informative information to really know the in and outs with some of the plots and just that little extra between relations of characters. Saying that the story gripped me and I'll be wanting to read the second book.

    8. This is freaking AWESOME, I wanted to punch the ex, hug Paul and I cried several times.The writing was tight, great descriptions, loved the PI rules, and the understanding of human emotion displayed through the writing was intenseSo if you love angst, a keep you on the edge of your seat plot (I read in one sitting & stayed up to late on a work night) go read

    9. I very much liked this book. The protagonist was not an easy one - he suffered from depression and didn't deal very well with tragedy and loss. But he also goes to therapy sessions and tries to mend himself. This felt realistic and made him so very likable. The side characters were simply great (Paul's parents, Jade, her family and not to forget, Dominic).The crime plot was not very complex, but it also had a very realistic feel to it, as not the heroic PI solved everything, but only contributed [...]

    10. So this book was a complete surprise. I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did. And be warned this is not a romance, so if that's what you're looking for then you should probably not read this. Paul is pretty messed up. He's somewhat obsessive-compulsive; he has a thing about time. It's one of the themes in the story - he's always mentioning how much time has lapsed between one event to the next. He had a prior relationship with the client Dominic & was obsessed with him when Domin [...]

    11. I think it's fair to say that this book is definitely not a romance. It's dark and gritty and captivating. I'm not generally a fan or things written in the first person but this is an incredibly well written mystery/thriller. Paul Maloney is an incredibly complex character. It doesn't seem to matter how many layers you peal off there are always more underneath. He's fastidious in his time/date keeping which ,although sometimes a little irritating, means you are never lost as to what is going on [...]

    12. So, not your normal mystery-romance. This story is creepy and dark. The main character who narrates is a hot mess after a break up three years previous. Really, I was hooked due to his trauma and sadness. I felt so sorry for him; it is a crazy dramatic story. There is action and violence. Some violence is heart wrenching, no one is safe in this story and no character acts how you wish. The ending is unexpected and offers little relief from several pages of intense suffering. A thriller, a myster [...]

    13. The story was well written and interesting the whole time. The plot was well developed and pulling, but I have to admit, I didn't like this writing style. I like to feel the characters, but here I couldn't connect to Paul. I really liked how this story ended considering Paul's affair with Dominic.

    14. 4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/Wow, just wow! The more I read Ms. Brooke’s books the more I’m coming to the conclusion that this author picks her characters right from the corner of the street. In this book too she has made an extremely great job with her protagonists. But it’s not just them. Every single character here is unique. I couldn’t stop thinking while reading this story that each and every one of them pulses with life, they are true i [...]

    15. Anne Brooke is one of the most versatile and luminous writers I have ever read. She writes for children, writes comedy, short stories, novellas, and full-length novels. Every single thing I've read has challenged to think differently and stretched my comfort zones. No matter what genre she is writing, she shows us that all human beings share the same concerns, the same issues, the same problems. Maloney's Law is a beautifully written mystery. It grabbed me from the first word. It starts out with [...]

    16. Wow!This book was very powerful. When I first started reading it, I was just skimming it a bit; but then a part of the story caught my eye. I then had to go back and read it from beginning to end. I am so glad I did. I cannot describe the emotions that plays out from the beginning. At first, I was hoping Paul and Dominic would find everlasting love together, but, wow, the more I read the more shocked I was to find out the depths and ruthlessness of Dominic's character, I changed my mind very qui [...]

    17. I was up till all hours finishing this book. I could't put it down. Then I couldn't sleep thinking about the book and what Paul would do next. I'm glad I held out for the first book rather than giving in to temptation and reading Bones of Summer first just because it would have been easier to obtain. This was not a romance. It was a suspense thriller and some of the twists and turns shocked me. I really didn't see them coming. Paul is one seriously damaged man. Wonderful, well written book.

    18. This book is disturbing on many levels. What has happened to Paul in the past, what happens to him in the present, and what will happen to him in the future are all brought to light in a tale of life, death, blackmail, murder, corruption and so much more.It’s a good read, but it isn’t always a pleasant one. You’ve been warned.Lucky's original 4 sweet pea review appears at mrsconditreadsbooks/index.

    19. 4.5 starsThis is more suspense than romance. Paul is a great character and the story is compelling. I really liked the writing.

    20. This is not an m/m romance. Not in any shape, flavor or form. The main character just happens to be gay. It's depressing. And dark. Having picked up a bunch of Anne Brooke books and finding the others silly, light and happy-ish m/m, I expected this to be the same, and was caught by surprise. It made it tough reading. The thing is, it's not especially memorable as an action thriller. There's just nothing likable about any part of this book, and other than the mild sympathy one feels towards the p [...]

    21. I would definitely recommend these books to thriller fans, I enjoyed both Maloney's Law and it's follow up The Bones of Summer - in fact of all the books I have read from this author, these are my favourites. The only problem is I still want to uncover the mysteries of Paul Maloney's past, so I hope there will be more to follow in this series! I highly recommend reading other reviews for this title as many other satisfied readers have nailed exactly what is right about this book, far more succin [...]

    22. Blew me away, a stunning mix of mystery and melodrama and one man's journey thorugh a period of his life when everything seems a struggle. It's not heavy, though there are shocking scenes and strong adult themes. Paul's charm and determination carries the book, he's a great mix of strength and sensitivity and the perfect 'eyes' for the mature plot. Written with wit and excellently clear, entertaining prose.

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