The Calling by Neil Cross
Published June 8, 2017
- Author Neil Cross
This is so good. If you’re a fan of Luther, you’ll love this prequel to the first TV series. Written by the same author, it shows the events leading up to Luther’s first appearance on screen, and thus goes some way to explain his actions in that first series.
It’s short, sharp, bristling with tension and anger, confusion, betrayal and generally a sense of foreboding and doom. It casts Luther as the bad guy - the one at the end of the horror film, calmly walking after victims knowing that he’ll get his way in the end. And yet, as we all know, flawed as Luther may be, he’s also brilliant.
Not much else to add without big spoilers, but it’s graphic and brutal so read with caution, but if you can bear it, definitely read.