Today I’m delighted to be hosting the final day of the blog tour for the incredible One Way Out by A A Dhand.
The much-anticipated new Harry Virdee thriller from rising star A.A Dhand….
Bradford is Dhand’s city – he grew up there, studied there. He knows these streets as well as anyone. Tensely paced and characteristically meticulously plotted, One Way Out takes you into the dark heart of a city under siege..
A bomb detonates in Bradford’s City Park.
When the alert sounds, DC I Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt.
The worst is yet to come.
A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city’s one hundred and five mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtareen – the chosen ones.
The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk.
There is only one way out.
But Harry’s wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtareen, to offer the Patriots his own deal.
Oh. My. Goodness! This book was amazing! I read it on the train, couldn’t put it down and almost missed my stop! It was completely absorbing and an absolutely thrilling read. Right from the beginning the tension is there as we open on a bright, sunny day with families enjoying a film in the park. Children are playing, there is laughter and fun being had, until that is, a security message flashes up on the screen just before all hell breaks lose. Extremists are holding the city to ransom and Harry Virdee is drawn into a desperate hunt to find the leaders of a radical Islamist group. There are of course many layers to this story and everything is not always as it seems. A. A. Dhand brings a different perspective on racial relations, religious tensions and extremism to the streets of Bradford. It has you wondering who the bad guys actually are.
I absolutely loved Harry. I loved him commitment and love for his family. I was rooting for both him and his wife Saima. And oh how I adored his mother. Dhand shows us the conflict that often is faced both in and outside of family life and he made me really care about these characters. Harry’s wife is in one of the mosques held under siege, the countdown is on and he suddenly needs his estranged family more than ever. Life just became one big nightmare. He needs to keep his head and more than anything he needs to find all four of the wanted men. This is a complex, engaging thriller that I had be completely on the edge of my seat. I completely lost track of time as I read on and on, each chapter drawing me further into the story.
Thank you so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and introducing me to this fantastic author. I can’t wait to read his previous novels.
One Way Out by A. A. Dhand was published by Bantam Press on June 27th 2019 and is available in Hardback or eBook.
About the author
A A Dhand
A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
You can follow A A Dhand on Twitter at @aadhand
Find out more on his website here.