Saturday, 26 May 2018

#BlogTour: Kid To Killer by Paul Elliott @EdinburghAuthor #KidtoKiller #PaulMcGraw #RandomThingsTours

Published independently on 2nd June 2017. My thanks to the author for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the blog tour. You can get your copy here.

A fifteen year old boy sees it as his duty to rid Edinburgh of the scum that prey on the innocent people of the city. He finds that to punish the guilty he must first face fear,loss and betrayal.

He will soon discover things aren't always as they seem, and there are other people who have uses for a young killer as well as bigger forces at play.

My Thoughts:

Kid To Killer is a little removed from what I normally read but I am really glad that I read it. It is a gritty, gripping piece of vigilante fiction that kept me turning the pages until its conclusion. 

As the first in a series it was interesting to be introduced to Paul McGraw. At fifteen years old and living in Edinburgh, going to school in a bit of a rough area. McGraw takes it upon himself to become a killer. I have given nothing away here as the title already gives us that piece of information. His goal is to rid the street of the 'scum' as he sees it. 

I found this novel page turning and highly readable. A big debate could exist around the aspect of Vigilantism and it is certainly something that didn't sit 100% comfortably with me. Kid To Killer would be a great read for book groups, its provocative nature could certainly get some good debates going. 

Whilst Paul McGraw is a Killer he also just wants to fit in and be liked. For this reason I found him a highly complex character and I actually didn't dislike him.

A well written multi layered story that I will certainly remember for a long while to come. 

About the Author:
Paul Elliott, born in Edinburgh in 1974 is the creator and writer of the book Paul McGraw: Kid To Killer which is available now on the kindle store

Having grown up in some of the roughest areas of Edinburgh and leaving Wester Hailes Education Centre after year one with no qualifications, he joined the army as a junior officer at 15 years old but very quickly realised it wasn't for him.
Paul then moved onto being a nightclub bouncer, debt collector, personal security provider and car dealer before trying his hand at writing a novel.




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  1. thanks so much for the support with this blog tour leah xx

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