[A] brilliant debut
Gritty, startlingly original and great fun
Anwer fills a gap that has been yawning for far too long and what sets him apart is his extraordinary storytelling and sheer authenticity. It was fascinating, occasionally funny, but also terrifying. A damn good read that I found impossible to put down.
'It's no accident that Amer Anwar has so vividly and passionately described the goings-on, happy and desperate, in Southall, west London. He has lived there all his life, within its large Asian population. Zaq Khan, the endearing Sikh hero of Brothers in Blood, is utterly convincing too. He has had a rough time, with a spell in prison. He gets a job after his release; his boss orders him to find his runaway daughter. He cannot refuse, even though his efforts bring him into dangerous conflict with the local baddies. Terrific dialogue and much humour.'
A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. When can I read the next one?
What a wild ride! Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read
"What a class book Brothers in Blood is! Fast paced, daring and totally gripping
Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read!
A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction...you won't be putting this book down
Tense and pacey . . . fast and furious'
A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre
This is such a thrillingly authentic slice of London life. No one's written these characters before - and done it so well.
Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for
A sometimes violent, always excellent West London Asian crimer
Gritty, compelling and authentic, with an engaging hero and a hugely enjoyable plot
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction. Those readers who don't own a coffee table or a bedside cabinet need not worry; you won't be putting this book down
An authentic slice of Brit Asian noir... Gripping
Fast paced, daring and totally gripping. Very real characters, tough but vulnerable at the same time.'
An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar
Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended