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Rat Race by Dick Francis #Review #Suspense #Mystery


Title: Rat Race

Author: Dick Francis

Publisher: Canelo

Published: May 2nd, 2019
(first published in 1970)

Pages: 284

Rating: 4/5



Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing

Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes: quick and easy. That is until he’s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes.

Luckily nobody is hurt, but it isn’t long before Matt realizes that he’s caught up in a rat race among violent criminals, who are dead set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds.

My Review:

It is more than thirty years since I last read this story and it is great that it is now available to read on a Kindle. I welcomed the chance to re-acquaint myself with the story and found it as intriguing now as it was all those years ago.

Matt Shore has had a chequered career as a pilot through no real fault of his own. He is a very experienced and capable pilot and his latest role, taxiing people, is somewhat beneath his skills. However, those skills are going to be tested to the full in this intriguing mystery!

Whilst taking some racegoers home, he notices something feels untoward and makes an emergency landing. When the plane explodes within minutes of them leaving it that’s the start of an investigation where it is unclear just when and how the bomb was put on board the plane or who was the target. As he continues flying race goers the mystery deepens, friendships are made and more dangers are faced. It is a fast paced story with flying and racing at its heart. The characters are well developed – there’s even the possibility of a romance as well. I enjoyed re-reading this story and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading suspense filled mystery stories set around the 1970s.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read this latest version of it.

Buy Links:

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One comment on “Rat Race by Dick Francis #Review #Suspense #Mystery

  1. Bookworms corner blog spot
    May 24, 2019

    For years I have been meaning to check out some of Dick Francis’ books. I even have a few but have never got around to it. Your review makes me want to give his work a go, 🙂


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