Savage Lies by Peter Boland / #Review @PeterBoland19

John Savage Action Thriller book 1

The most dangerous man in the world is the one with nothing to live for.

John Savage keeps hearing a voice in his head telling him to end it all. It’s surprising he doesn’t hear more voices, considering the hundreds of people he’s killed in the name of democracy. That changes when a girl disappears. The police think she’s the victim of a serial killer, but John has another theory. One that turns out to be far more terrifying…




If you are a fan of darts, you probably know the chant ‘If you love the darts, stand up’. Well, I would like to change the lyrics and sing ‘If you love John Savage, stand up’ and I was standing up the whole time and cheering him on!

I just love this character. He is ruthless for the baddies, has a soft spot for the victims and he is utterly likeable. He made me laugh with his sarcasm and the plans he makes are top of the bill.

And then there was Jeff Perkins. He made me smile too. He is great.

In the beginning of the book, I did not quite know which the direction the author was going to take me, but boy oh boy, it was soooo good and action packed just the way I like it. 

John Savage certainly has won a place in my heart. I took me a while before I could find the time to read this first book, but I would like to shout from the rooftops how amazing it is. Giving less than 5 stars would be a crime.

Thank you, Peter Boland


About the author 

After studying to be an architect, Pete realised he wasn’t very good at it. He liked designing buildings he just couldn’t make them stand up, which is a bit of a handicap in an industry that likes to keep things upright. So he switched to advertising, writing ads for everything from cruise lines to zombie video games.

After becoming disillusioned with working in ad agencies, he switched to writing novels (or was it because he just wanted to work at home in his pyjamas?). He soon realised there’s no magic formula. You just have to put one word in front of the other (and keep doing that for about a year). It also helps if you can resist the lure of surfing, playing Nintendo Switch with his son, watching America’s Next Top Model with his daughter and drinking beer in a garden chair.


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