Set in Northern Ireland, Rebel Streets takes an unblinking look at what happens when ordinary people are thrust into a world of violence, extremism, and betrayal—where options are few and consequences severe. Without resorting to caricature or stereotypes, Tom Molloy invites the reader back to a time of religious violence known as the Troubles.
I have to admit that the beginning of this book really sucked me in with violence and intrigue. Once it became a struggle between the police and the insurgents, I started to lost interest. The characters are fascinating and there's a nice thrill factor, but the writing was a little too dry to keep me enchanted with this one. I put it down several times and picked it back up, only to put it right back down after a few pages.
Those of you who are 'into' Irish history or enjoy rebel stories, this could be right up your alley. Though I don't really have anything negative to say about it, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Shawn