Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review: Welcome Back Jack by Liam Sweeny

Welcome Back, Jack
By Liam Sweeny
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

When Jack was six years old, his parents were brutally slain by a serial killer. The police later found drifter Clyde Colsen driving a stolen car, his clothes soaked in blood. He was tried, convicted and executed. Jack grew up knowing that they got the guy.

Now, Jack, a decorated homicide detective in New Rhodes, arrives at the third crime scene of the “South End Killer” murders and finds his name. He will soon find out something else: Thirty years ago, they got the wrong guy. And now the right guy’s come back to pay Jack and New Rhodes his bloody respects.

As Jack struggles to stay on the case, his cat-and-mouse with the killer makes him wonder if he’s the cat or the mouse. His family, and everyone in his life is fair game. As the killer escalates and threatens the entire city, Jack has a question he must answer in his desperation; can he stop the monster without becoming one?

Book Review:

Welcome Back Jack is a novel about Jack, a homicide detective in New Rhodes, that is investigating the ongoing case of the “South End Killer”. When Jack was a child, his parents were murdered in their home, but they found the killer and he was executed. Now, Jack has come to the shocking conclusion that they got wrong killer, that real one is out and about. As the killer gets more and more threatening to the city, Jack has to quickly find the killer.

Welcome Back Jack was awesome! I was hooked on the first page! I really enjoyed Jack's "background" story with the connection to the serial killer. The serial killer reminded me a bit of Hannibal Lecter which made the story even more appealing. Mr. Sweeny did a fantastic job involving suspense and detail into this story! Five stars!

Author bio:

Liam Sweeny has worn many hats in his life. In addition to being a writer for ten years, he has been an artist, musician, grassroots campaign staffer and spent four years in disaster response, both in leadership and in the field.

It was in the field in New Orleans that Sweeny got his start as a writer. Hurricane Katrina, and his role in the relief effort, fueled his early writing, where he began in sci-fi/fantasy before transitioning into crime, mystery and noir.

As a crime writer, Sweeny’s work has appeared in many publications, such as Thuglit, All Due Respect, Near to the Knuckle, Shotgun Honey and others. You can find out more at



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