Call Him Mine
'A gritty crime novel for those who were glued to Narcos or Sicario' (Dead Good)
by Tim MacGabhann
Pub Date 11 Jul 2019
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'TOUGH AND UNCOMPROMISING: YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU READ IT' Lee Child
'HILARIOUS, GRIPPING, POETIC. I LOVED IT' Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain
'GRIPPING FROM BEGINNING TO END' Independent
'INTOXICATING AND CHILLING' Observer
'PACY AND EXCITING' Daily Telegraph
'VIVID AND LYRICAL' Guardian
Nobody asked us to look.
Every day, every since, I still wish we hadn't.
Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of sifting the dregs of Mexico's drug war: from cartel massacres to corrupt politicians, they think they've seen it all.
But when they find a body even the police are too scared to look at, what started out as just another assignment becomes the sort of story all reporters dream of...
...until Carlos pushes for answers too fast, and winds up murdered, leaving Andrew grief-stricken and flailing for answers, justice, and revenge.
MORE PRAISE FOR CALL HIM MINE:
'This striking debut by a new Irish author hits many buttons and deserves to be singled out for acclaim... A memorable book that has arrived out of the blue, and is all the more welcome for it' Crime Time (Highly Recommended)
'A superb, realistic rollercoaster of a read from an incredible new talent' Irish Examiner
'Call Him Mine soars in two regards. First MacGabhann paints an extraordinarily vivid picture of Mexico, in all its seething, sweltering madness and beauty. The last time I read a book which placed the reader so firmly and intensely into the heart of a place, it was the 'Fate' and 'Santa Teresa' sections of Roberto Bolano's great 2666. The second is the quality of MacGabhann's prose. Phrases like 'bruised poetry' sound glib I know, but it's about the best way I can think of describing Call Him Mine... It will be interesting to see where MacGabhann's career goes next. For now, Call Him Mine is a fine start' Irish Independent