The Evil and the Pure

The Evil and the Pure

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A dark, twisting crime novel, set on the bloodstained streets of London. A gangster is trying to raise funds to buy legitimacy. A drug dealer is scheming to move up in the world. A degenerate man is exploiting an innocent young woman. A depraved priest is preying on his flock. A killer has returned to his old stomping ground. A mob enforcer will draw these men of evil together, and in the darkness they will confront their demons -- and each other. A fast-paced, hard-hitting crime thriller, with shades of James Ellroy, Brett Easton Ellis, David Peace, Dennis Lehane, Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo, Michael Connelly, John Connolly. "The book flaunts the grim panache of a London crime saga, and all the characters are engaging, no matter how despicable they are. Not for the faint of heart, but this novel's character studies and ever shifting plot will excite fans of English noir." Kirkus -- a Recommended Read. "The Evil And The Pure is a deliciously dark delight; a gritty, realistic look at the depths of human depravity. The journeys of the four men are fascinating and enviably complex. The twists and turns have you reeling with shock. A glory to read. 5/5 stars." Matthew R Bell's BookBlogBonanza. "A thoughtful and enthralling examination of a society that is seedy, corrupt and painfully uncompromising. Darren Dash is a skillful writer, whose greatest talent lies in his depictions of character. Few writers can so easily and powerfully communicate the complexities of people dragged into a world of darkness and despair." Safie Maken Finlay, author. "I found myself brilliantly horrified and captivated as I read and was taken along on a dark journey with a range of dangerous, sick and even innocent characters." Chase That Horizon. "an amazing read... a book you won't want to end... It's got the cast complexity of a Maeve Binchy novel as if written by a violent madman, and I mean that as a compliment! 5/5 stars." Kelly Smith Reviews. "Although it's dark, great characterization and a superb plot keep you turning the pages. If you're up for an adventure, this book is for you. I rate this book a five-star read." Tracey Lampley, author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 714 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150773719X
  • 9781507737194
  • 529,624

About Darren Dash

Darren Dash is the adult pseudonym for a globally successful children's author. In his day job, he has sold over 25 million books worldwide. Now he is attempting to conquer the night...show more

Rating details

146 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 55% (81)
4 25% (37)
3 14% (20)
2 3% (5)
1 2% (3)
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