DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die.
But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.
Meanwhile, the Fens have been hit by a series of “designer burglaries.” It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order.
And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki’s mother dies suddenly and perhaps suspiciously.
Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on the fens, before anyone else dies?
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.
The complex cases will come to a head in one of the most complex and absorbing books yet in the series. This is book 8 of the international best-selling books featuring Nikki Galena.
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.
DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.
The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
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THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
What a book, I love this series; I mean I really love this series. Here we are at book 8, and I have to say personally I think these books should be read in order. I’m not saying you couldn’t read as standalone, but to get the full background story which I feel really does make a difference here, then they really are best read in order.
Nikki Galena and Joseph Easter, a first class crime solving partnership. I find these two characters just amazing, the way they interact, the way they know each other and of course they work so so well together.
We are on the lookout in this book for a killer who seems to be taunting the police. Mainly Nikki and Joseph, Leaving clues as to what he is going to do. The clues that Nikki and Joseph need to figure out.
We also see a little more of Eve in this book. (Nikki’s mother) and I think she’s also a great character. Finding one of her long time friends dead, Eve is determined to figure out if this was just a natural death or something a little more sinister, but the more she searches the more she puts herself in danger.
I can't recommend this series highly enough from the very beginning I have thoroughly enjoyed it.