LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Unborn

by Robin Driscoll

Part of the The Josie King Thrillers Series

Crime / Mystery

LoveReading View on The Unborn

An exciting thriller with a lot of surprises.

I wasn’t expecting this crime thriller to be as good as it was, especially taking into account that Robin Driscoll is more well known as being the writer for Mr. Bean. The Unborn, his first novel in the Josie King Detective series, is a relatively short novel and only took me a day to read once I had started it. It is a real page-turner.

The title, The Unborn relates to embryos and foeti that are aborted. The crime thriller deals with a religious fanatical group, Nondum Natus, who regard the termination of a pregnancy to be a horrendous sin. Early on in the book, Josie King, the main character, a police detective, fails to shoot someone who is about to kill her father, a police commissioner. This leads her on the path to vengeance and to attempt to solve a case her father had previously been obsessed with, to do with the Nondum Natus. Josie is a strong, determined, fearless character. Sometimes she appears almost a bit too much so to be real. Her character appears to be almost unstoppable.

All in all, The Unborn has a fast-paced plot and a multitude of twists and turns to keep the reader on his or her feet. Great book which I would definitely recommend.

Rachel Anderson

LoveReading

The Unborn Synopsis

From the world of New York's Catholic Cathedral, to the secret and treacherous brotherhood of a Black Forest monastery, to a Vatican conclave to elect a new pope. This is the second novel from Robin Driscoll of Alas Smith and Jones and the Mr. Bean TV series and films. Following the success of Rough Music, Robin has crafted a thriller full of verve and pace and introduces the fearless and Josie King, as she delves into an underworld of religious fanaticism on a personal crusade for vengeance. A breathless, compelling thriller with sinister religious fanatics, an engaging heroine, a shocking crime and a dark secret, The Unborn is guaranteed to keep you awake deep into the night, Lisa De Silva, Sussex Living Magazine.

Signed set of Will Carver Books!

Signed set of Will Carver Books!

Closing date: 01/12/2019

Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver was published on the 14th November and to celebrate we have three signed sets of Will  Carver's books published by Orenda (Good Samaritans and Nothing Important Happened Today). "If you like your books to be a little twisted, dark, and provocative, then *waves frantically* stop right here!" Liz Robinson, Expert Reviewer on Nothing Important Happened Today. This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 1st December 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

The Unborn Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I really enjoyed this, thought it had a good fast pace and I was engaged in the story from beginning to end. I loved the characters, especially the lead Josie King, I thought she was believable and fun to follow. I thought the story was well written and I enjoyed the authors sense of humour. I will definately be looking to read more by this author. Full review

Kath Jolly

The Unborn is a fast-paced read with an action-packed plot focusing on religious fanaticism and a sinister brotherhood set on vengeance. Author Robin Driscoll grabbed my attention from the start with his intriguing prologue featuring an assembly of monks. Full review

Victoria Goldman

If you loved this, you might like these...

A Dark Matter
The Home
Long Bright River
Local Legend

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780995788329
Publication date: 14/09/2018
Publisher: Authors Reach
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780995788329
Publication date: 14th September 2018
Author: Robin Driscoll
Publisher: Authors Reach
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 248 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Indie Books We Love,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Adventure,

About Robin Driscoll

Robin Driscoll is a British actor and writer, best known as a writer of Mr. Bean. He and Rowan Atkinson are close friends; he appeared with Rowan Atkinson in Laughing Matters (1992) - Visual Comedy, a documentary on the mechanics of visual humour. As an actor, he has appeared in episodes of television shows such as Only Fools and Horses ( The Jolly Boys' Outing ), Murder Most Horrid, Dear John, Alas Smith & Jones, Wilderness Road and The Fast Show. He has now turned his hand towards writing books dealing with fast-paced crime in New York courtesy of his illustrious female detective, ...

More About Robin Driscoll

Share this book