Book Review: Parabellum by Greg Hickey


Title: Parabellum

By: Greg Hickey

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 354

Release Date: October 20th, 2020

Publisher: Greg Hickey

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Why does this keep happening?

“A vivid, harrowing journey.” - Jenny Milchman, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Cover of Snow

A shooting at a Chicago beach leaves several dead and dozens injured. In the year before the attack, four individuals emerge as possible suspects.

An apathetic computer programmer.
An ex-college athlete with a history of head injuries.
An Army veteran turned Chicago cop.
A despondent high school student.

One of them is the shooter. Discover who and why.

“Parabellum is taut, slow-burning crime fiction at its best. And it’s a great deal more than that.” - Paul Flower, author of The Great American Cheese War

If you like nuanced literary crime fiction that explores the depths of the human psyche, you’ll love Greg Hickey's compelling and unforgettable novel.


Add on Goodreads



If I can say one thing about Greg Hickey, is that he knows how to weave time into a story that makes sense. I read so many books with flashbacks and multi points of view that are hard to follow and make no sense, but I was wonderfully drawn into this book even though the content was heartbreaking at times.

When tragedy happens, we often forget that the people involved have stories of their own and that often times, a series of events brings them to this one moment in time where their lives change forever. We follow a several very different characters as they struggle through life in the year before a mass shooting.

At times, its hard to see how these people have anything in common, and in fact, they don't. Not until that one moment in time. In that moment, they are linked together in tragedy.

I really enjoyed reading this story and seeing how events unfolded. Thank you to the author for this wonderful read. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. 

No comments:

Post a Comment