Hollow Man by Mark Pryor

Hollow Man by Mark Pryor

2A7AC83C-6A03-49F3-8F72-D6E0030E78FEThank you to Seventh Street Books for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Dominic is a dynamic man: he is a prosecutor, a musician on the side, he’s English and he’s a psychopath.  He lacks the emotions that other people have, but has worked hard meld himself into society.  In Hollow Man, Dominic is faced with a necessary shift at work, however it ends up being a demotion for him.  Then he finds out that the club he plays music at part-time will no longer allow him because another artist claims he stole one of their songs.  Now with a lower salary and no side-gig, Dominic starts to worry about money.  Along with a few other outcast characters, Dominic creates a plan to rob a landlord who he has found out deals in cash. What is meant to be a simple heist turns into murder and no money.

It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did, it turned out to be a fun little heist novel.  There is some humor that I enjoyed, and definitely some Dexter vibes.  I knew there would be some secret twists revealed at the end and I was not disappointed.  The character Dominic also took a while to grow on me.  A lot of his inner dialogue was in response to his lack of emotions in situations, always explaining that he didn’t feel what others around him were feeling because he was a psychopath.  Repeating that over and over did not help develop the character in a natural way.  But just like the plot picked up, so did his development. As things with the “plan” started happening, Dominic’s reactions to things came more naturally. Overall, I rate this one 3.5/5 stars and am looking forward to the new sequel, titled simply: Dominic.

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