The Red Light Princess by James Bodden


A young man pursues a murderer across a dystopian slum city, but he can’t escape his own past.

The setting is the star in this book, which explores a future slum city – over-crowded, chaotic and violent. The tone is unrelievedly dark, but the lead character Kai was engaging enough to keep my interest. He’s a young gang member on a mission to bring a murderer to what passes for justice round here, but his own past misdeeds are catching up with him.

The book has been formatted with a teeny font, which is hard work to read. However, the writing is good throughout, with few editing errors. I wasn’t keen on the use of present tense but YMMV.

Expect sexual references, lots of violence, blood and death.

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