Sharko

Sharko

3.5 9
by Ben Borland
     
 

Gangsters and sharks and the hunt for a serial killer in Depression-era Sydney. This fast-moving thriller combines love, lust and murder in the heat of an Australian summer. Take some ruthless gangsters, a fiendish murderer and an onslaught of man-eating sharks and you have a breathless page-turner that will make you think twice before booking that holiday Down

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Overview

Gangsters and sharks and the hunt for a serial killer in Depression-era Sydney. This fast-moving thriller combines love, lust and murder in the heat of an Australian summer. Take some ruthless gangsters, a fiendish murderer and an onslaught of man-eating sharks and you have a breathless page-turner that will make you think twice before booking that holiday Down Under.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044742949
Publisher:
Ben Borland
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
340,188
File size:
863 KB

Meet the Author

My name is Ben Borland. I'm a newspaper journalist living in Glasgow, Scotland, although I'm originally from south of the border in Lancashire.


I'm married to Fiona and we have two fantastic children, Katie and James.

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Sharko 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I got this because it was free but was pleasantly surprised. Great story-line & good character development. Lots of action as well as twists and turns. I found it hard to put down. It was over 700 pages and I read it in 3 sittings. Just when you think you have it finally figured out, there's a surprise ending. Takes place in Australia in the 1930's. Well edited with very minimal issues. Lots of words may appear to be typo's but they are really the British spelling or specific to things Australian. I found the look-up feature within Nook to be very useful with this book and I learned some new words. So for me, it was educational as well as entertaining. One of the best FREE books offered by Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot, character development and writing style are very good. Ending was a surprise but ended a bit sudden.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sharks join with Sharko to scare the Aussies in this whodunnit back in the day of Al Capone and brave detectives. The blood and gore are manageable to mystery fans. I hated to put it down until I finished the read. Well written, makes me think of Dick Tracy with the beautiful "doll" side kick thrown in. Creepy good read and it keeps you guessing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, and recommend it, but think the author may have stretched out the ending a bit more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first gave this 4 stars, but wish I could give it at least 3-1/2 at most because of the following: Bad cover art almost made me pass on this book to begin with. There were the typical writing/grammar and editing errors that got a little tiresome. Wish that there had been a dictionary to help with the Australian slang. The bad guy at the end-reveal did surprise me. Left me wondering how in the world did he ever find the time to be the bad guy??? Went back to look for hints or clues, came up with nothing. Spoilers: Some things just didn't make sense: Who was Doreen in league with that she would conspire against the hero??? Why would she do such a thing? ! What happened to the other people Sharko said had been killed? Why were they any particular threat? Can't figure out why Sybil finally turned from being a gold digger and a "kept wife" to one with a conscience and a heart of gold?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many insignificant characters for a good flow. Too many bad guys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story with a twist