Gerry Fegan is a Former paramilitary killer and he just wants to sleep without twelve ghosts haunting his dreams. And in order to be able to leave the haunting behind, Gerry knows he has to find redemption for the twelve people he played a role in killing. "The Ghosts of Belfast" takes place mainly in Belfast, after the political violence in Northern Ireland, with Fegan desperately needing to do something to deal with the immense feelings of guilt he carries around with him...guilt that he is constantly reminded about by the twelve ghosts.
I blew through this book, finding it hard to put down. Fast-paced and violent, i was never kept waiting for the next thing to happen. The author was able to successfully take me into a world that i have no understanding of...i often felt empathy and pity for the characters in this book, finding myself wanting to change the way the story was going, but knowing that the way Neville wrote it was what made the impact so strong. There is a second and third book that continues with this story, which i'll of course be reading.