Hard Fall : Thomas Blume

  • by PT Reade
  • Narrated by Jay Prichard
  • Series: Thomas Blume
  • 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A burned-out ex-cop turned PI. A case police couldn't solve. One chance at redemption.
An ex-New York detective, now working as a freelance investigator in London, Thomas Blume hunts for the killers that tore his family apart. For justice, for closure, for revenge.
But when Blume stumbles across a case that baffled police, he unwittingly becomes part of a world full of criminals, thugs, and corrupt cops that will do anything to stop him.
Now, in a country he doesn't understand and a city stacked against him, Blume must fight to expose the truth.

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An action packed novella!

I quite enjoyed this dark and gritty novella. It is a mixture of thriller, noir, and hard-boiled detective all nicely wrapped together into one well written story line. Thomas Blume is an enticing character, too, being a former cop from New York turned vindictive alcoholic PI stranded in London England. I think my only issue with this story is that I often forget that it is set in London… London is such a vibrant city, but there are barely any details in this book that make that aspect stand out. Nonetheless, the delightfully resentful protagonist along with the well written action scenes outshine the lack setting.

As for the narration, this is the first time I’ve listened to a book narrated by Jay Prichard, and wow! I hope he will narrate more hard-boiled PI books in the future, because his gruff voice is absolutely perfect for it, and he really did an outstanding job giving life to Thomas Blume! However, I need to note that he does not do any British accents… which really contributed to my forgetting that this book is supposed to be set in London England.

Overall, I’m impressed with this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone out there looking for a high action thriller/noir detective story that isn’t several hours long. Hard Fall is immensely satisfying despite its short length!

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom, and I'm looking forward to the rest of this series!
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- Lemó

A Start To An Action Packed Detective Series

Thomas Blume is on the case as a PI in London. Someone has murdered his family and his only way of coping is trying to solve unsolvable crimes.

The former NY detective, Blume must chart his way among citizens as well as a police system that he is unfamiliar with to help others as he works through his anger and grief.

A twist at the end sets this story in a direction that most will not see coming…

PT Reade weaves a challenging narrative in the first book of the series.

Jay Prichard is fantastic, as he performs the gritty Thomas Blume as well as the many other characters we get to meet. He is a professional and takes us into the heart of Blume.

I did have a little bit of trouble keeping everyone straight, however this is par for the course [I find] with almost any first in the series book. The author needs to introduce characters that aren't relevant now but will be relevant later on.

There are a few curses and descriptions of violence, to those of you who would like to avoid such things. For the style of book in the genre, it is in these things are very mild when compared to other work.


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- DK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2016
  • Publisher: Phil Pierce