Daily Mail Review

Monday, July 06, 2009, 10:39 PM

I didn't get hold of it until today, but a very nice review of THE TWELVE appeared in the Daily Mail on Friday as part of their 50 summer reads feature. THE TWELVE was their #1 thriller of the season, and they had this to say:

"If you read only one thriller on your summer holiday, then make sure it is Neville's stunning debut. It's an astonishing first novel, set in today's Northern Ireland, and the subject matter could not be more controversial: it features a former paramilitary contract killer who is haunted by his victims. Twelve ghosts shadow his every waking hour and scream through every single one of his drunken nights. Written with a wonderful touch for the politics of the post-Good Friday agreement, it is as fresh and subtle as you could wish for. Awesomely powerful, fabulously written, and with a hero who is also a villain that you cannot help sympathising with, this novel is simply unmissable."

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6 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Eyberg said...

You are going to taunt those of us in America with blurbs and reviews until it comes out over here, aren't you.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Fantastic reviews! And although not yet halfway through The Twelve (I read slowly), I agree with every single word. :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger cindy said...

you are a star! so exciting! can't wait to pick this up during x'mas!! =DD

4:21 AM  
Blogger Stuart Neville said...

Thanks all!

Mary, when you're done, could you do me a favour and stick a review up on Amazon?

10:41 AM  
Blogger sylvia said...

I've placed my Amazon order but it's occurred to me that it might be better to wait until I'm in the UK (in two or three weeks) and buy a copy from a brick and mortar store?

Or does that not make any difference anymore...

7:25 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

With pleasure. :)

11:10 PM  

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