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Published November 11th 2015
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Martin Pingree
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What happens in the mind of an overworked detective with insomnia ? This short story is a deep look into that abyss. Well worth the read. You need to be reading all of Adam's books ! ...more
Randy Tramp
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DI Thomas investigates a murder that happened in his own neighborhood. The murder victum's house looks much like his own. Thomas's brain is dull and fuzzy from insomnia.

Croft is great at short stories, making it seem like a full-length book. I was hooked from page one and didn't stop until the end. And... What an ending.

I look forward to more of Croft's book.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmm I really like reading Adam Croft books so was interested to see what this really short novella was about.

It was written well but ended up being just ok. Was expecting a real twist but it mostly ended as I thought it would. Maybe I’m not a novella person. Won’t stop me reading Adam Croft books though as I’ve love the rest so far.
Braylee Parkinson
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No Rest For The Wicked is a short story that reads like a character study of DI Thomas. The story carries you through a day in the life of a sleep deprived police officer-I won't give anymore than that away...

The suspense builds throughout the story and moves full speed ahead as you approach the end. Adam Croft vividly paints details of the events and at one point, I got a few chills down my spine. I waited a while to read this, but after finishing it, I was immediately looking for more stories
Misfits farm
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
A novella with a difference. An over worked detective whose mind is playing tricks due to his lack of sleep is called to a crime just a few houses from where he lives. Oh! Wow! I won't say too much as I hate spoilers. Prepare to be rather shocked. Adam is an excellent writer and I love his books. This one quickly draws you in (the hallmark of a good writer and so needed for a novella) and throws you out at the end . Cleverly thought out and a perfect coffee break read. ...more
Paul Devall
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adam-croft
A really interesting short story.

I got this free as I subscribed to Adam's VIP club. I had a bit of a struggle to get it onto my Fire but in the end it was worth it.

A local murder, across the road from the copper's house. Who could have done that? Read it to find out.
Belinda Earl  Turner
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adam Croft has written a psychological thriller of a short story. He creates a complex character in the protagonist. The plot seems to be a detective story at first, but twists and turns to a shocking ending.
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
This story lacked the spine tingling psychological thrill I was hoping it might have. It was only slighly unnerving towards the end, before that there wasn't very much build-up to the finale. A bit disappointing in my opinion. ...more
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
It was just ok.
karin whitehead
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great characters, good story line. Easy fast read, enjoyed. Only complaint, too short and leaves you hanging.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Overworked and overtired DI Thomas investigates a murder in his street, but a problem arises.
Enjoyable quickly read short story
Barry Medlin
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first read from Adam Croft and I throughly enjoyed it! Great writing! Look forward to reading more from Adam.
Mark Heath
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nice short story
Tracy Smyth
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
A short story but enjoyable. A look at how the mind of a person suffering from insomnia works and what can happen
Jack Okorn
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you are up for a short story then sign up for Adam Crofts fan club and he will make sure you get a copy of No Rest for the Wicked. Adam takes you into the world of a police detective and teaches us about life, living and the pain of being a police officer. It is somewhat twisted but in a good read. What I enjoyed the most is this is a quick read. Read this to get you ready for longer work by Adam Croft.
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