A Life To Kill by Matthew Hall Short Review

When I originally requested A Life To Kill on NetGalley, I somehow missed that it was the seventh book in a series. It was hard to follow the story at times but it didn't really take out of me enjoying the book in the end. The book handles a difficult subject but succeeds in showing the issues with recruiting,  soldier's mental health as well as the sense of purpose that drives men to want to serve. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
The garrison town of Highcliff is on tenterhooks waiting for the return of the last British soldiers from war-torn Helmand.

Meanwhile, as one of the last remaining platoons prepare to leave its isolated post for the final time, 19-year-old Private Pete Lyons is taken hostage during the night. A patrol sent to rescue him finds itself in a bloody and disastrous fire-fight.

How was Private Lyons abducted from a heavily fortified command post? And why does the Army close ranks to disguise what happened during the mission to save him?

The bewildered wives and families of the dead are left craving answers. Their fight for justice is every bit as ugly as the one fought by their loved ones in the poppy fields of Afghanistan.

Their hopes lie with Coroner Jenny Cooper, who takes on the full might of the military to stop the truth being buried with the boy soldiers. But in a town filled with secrets and rumours, it's not only the Army that has something to hide. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading, 

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