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The King’s Prerogative by Iain Colvin #Review #Thriller #Detective #BlogTour


Title: The King’s Prerogative

Author: Iain Colvin

Release Date: 30th July 2019

Genre: Thriller

Page Count:

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing



Scotland, 1983.

Craig Dunlop is bored. Bored of his job, his town, his life.

After a family bereavement, Craig inherits an old heirloom; a wallet given to his grandfather during the war by none other than the deputy leader of Nazi Germany, Rudolf Hess.

The wallet has hidden a secret for forty years, and when Craig stumbles upon it, a chain of events is set in motion that lead to him becoming a hunted man.

Finding himself in a race to unravel a mystery that could shake the very foundations of the British establishment, Craig must find answers before the police catch up with him, or worse still, he is made to disappear forever, along with the secret of The King’s Prerogative.

My Review:

I really hadn’t thought I’d enjoy this book as much as I did – it proved to be an engaging and enthralling read from start to finish and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is  a fantastic mix of known facts regarding the Second World War and contemporary events woven together to make a suspense filled detective story with murder, espionage and mysteries galore combined to create a thrilling read. There’s even the possibility of romance but with the police chasing him and danger all around there’s no guarantee of a happy ever after in this gripping story.

This is a fast paced thriller, where endeavouring to uncovering the past puts the investigators into deadly danger. With great characters and a fascinating plot this is a contemporary thriller that I have no hesitation in highly recommending, I found it an amazing page-turner that I really didn’t want to put down till I’d finished it. Now I’m intrigued to find out just how much of it is based on known facts . . . .

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47364456-the-king-s-prerogative

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1913136248


Author Information

Born and raised in Glasgow, despite now residing in Edinburgh, Iain Colvin will always consider himself a Glaswegian. He started his career by working at his local bank in Stranraer. He now works full time as an IT specialist in Edinburgh. He is a father to four children, whom help to remind him of what is important in life and helped him while he was writing this novel. Outside of work and family, he enjoys watching football (yes, Scottish football!), and has been trying to play more tennis.  He is also very competitive when it comes to the local pub quiz and if you’re buying, he’ll have an IPA or a glass of chilled Chenin Blanc, please.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/IainColvin

Tour Schedule

Monday 5th August         Splashes into Books

Tuesday 6th August         Books Chatter

Wednesday 7th August   A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Thursday 8th August      Celticlady’s Reviews

Friday 9th August             Book Read 2day

Saturday 10th August      Portable Magic

Sunday 11th August          Donna’s Book Blog


Many thanks to Faye Rogers and Authoright for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read and thoroughly enjoying this book.

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