The first gripping thriller in the DI Kayli Bright trilogy.
The first gripping thriller in the DI Kayli Bright trilogy.
"I want my mummy..."
The whisper seems to echo through the rooms of the abandoned house. DI Kayli Bright and her partner, DS Dave Chaplin, aren't strangers to dealing with bad cases, but no one can prepare for the emotional and mental anguish the discovery of a child's remains evokes.
Determined to find the responsible culprit, several of the dead child's family members surface on their radar of suspects...until they learn of another child's abduction.
The investigation leads Kayli to the shocking conclusion that even more children in the area have been abducted. A race against time ensues to find the children before they get lost in a sinister, evil world.
When I heard that Mel had a new book due out and that it was the start of what could potentially be a new series, I was thrilled.
I've been a huge fan of Mel Comley's books for a number of years, I have to say that the speed at which this author gets her books written and out to the public is phenomenal. The woman is a writing machine. Mel has a knack of getting her readers hooked, and any fan of this author will not want to miss out on this book, 'trust me' you really will not want to miss out.
We meet a new DI here. DI Kayli Bright, I have to say it's great meeting a new characters and getting to know them and this is a character i'm looking forward to really getting to know.
The subject is a tough one to cover, Missing children is never easy to read about, yet this is covered really well and written so brilliantly.
This is easy a 5* read for me, and I really do look forward to reading more. I know there is certainly 2 more books in this series, as it was originally written as a trilogy, but I'm hoping that looking at early reviews Mel may well be tempted to add to those 3 books and make this another longstanding successful series.
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DescriptionDo you love gripping detective mysteries? Then try this book by a #1 best-selling author now. You won't be able to put it down. By an author everyone's talking about.
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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Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
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
Joy Ellis – 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.
Will tragedy tear them apart – once and for all?
It’s 1966 and in Liverpool two sisters are about to have their lives turned upside down…
Sisters Carol and Jackie haven’t had the easiest of childhoods, but as they grow up and begin their own lives both hope for happier times ahead. Stylish Carol works in Lewis’s department store, while Jackie dreams of drama school, and a career on the stage.
But the sisters are heartbroken when they discover they have been dating the same man, and an unexpected pregnancy causes a rift between them. Parents Dora and Joe must overcome their past hurts and help their daughters, despite the meddling of Joe’s second wife Ivy.
As the sisters’ troubles spiral and difficult decisions must be made, can the family pull together – or will Jackie and Carol’s sisterly bond be destroyed forever?
The Liverpool Girls is a heart-breaking and compelling story of family, loss and love. Perfect for fans of Annie Groves, Anne Baker and Kitty Neale.
Read what everyone’s saying about Pam Howes:
‘A fantastic story… Anyone who likes a good family saga will absolutely love this book.’ I Love Reading, 5 stars
‘WOW what a fabulous book!! … Loads of laughter and tears… A book you will not be able to put down until you finish it, for that reason I had sleepless nights!! I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Pam has written a fabulous sequel which I simply couldn’t put down… I loved every minute of it. ’ A Writer’s Journey, 5 stars
‘Beautifully written… Tugs at your heartstrings, so have your tissues ready! I can’t wait until the next one is out!! ’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I've read heaps of saga books in the last few years… this series really stands out from all the rest… I enjoyed every bit of this emotional, honest, gritty, raw and endearing story.’ Shaz’s Book Blog, 4 stars
‘A real page-turner that will test your emotions.’ Ali the Dragon Slayer, 5 stars
‘Honestly one of the best family sagas I have ever read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Pam Howes has a fantastic knack of bringing her characters to life… This book was one I just didn’t want to put down until I’d finished it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved this book and thoroughly recommend it. Fantastic characters and a book which I enjoyed from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I read a lot of family sagas but this is my first by this author, but definitely won’t be the last! Really enjoyed it, great writing!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Certainly not something I would normally read, but I decided a while back to give the first book a try. I absolutely loved it, I enjoyed every bit, also book two. So when I knew book 3 was available to read as an ARC I jumped at the chance.
I couldn't wait to carry on this journey that I feel I've been on with Dora. I loved the character of Dora and all through book 1 and 2 I was rooting for her, wanting her life to turn out well.
In this book we follow the lives of two sisters Carol and Jackie. It's not been an easy childhood for them, and things are about to get a little tougher. We have trying times ahead.
For me this book needed to be read while snuggled up cosy on the couch. I felt like characters were part of my extended family, I really feel like I have been on a life journey with them.
As said before this isn't my normal type of read, and I'm so glad that @Kimthebookworm gave me a nudge in the right direction. I'll miss these characters. I could quite happily of continued to read more and more about them. Brilliant characters created by a brilliant author. Pam certainly knows how to draw you into a story, this is brilliantly and beautifully written. I certainly hope to read more from Pam.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending all 3 of these books.
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About the author:
Pam Howes was born in Cheshire. She is a retired Interior Designer who began writing seriously in the mid nineties. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, was inspired by her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. That first novel evolved into a series set in the fictional town of Pickford, based on her home town of Stockport. Three Steps to Heaven; 'Til I Kissed You; Always On My Mind; Not Fade Away, and That'll Be The Day, follow the lives and loves through the decades of fictional Rock'n'Roll band The Raiders. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it's this love that compelled her to write the series. A stand-alone true-life romance, Fast Movin' Train, set in the nineties, was published in early 2012. A new series of Fairground Romances, set in the sixties, begins with Cathy's Clown, to be followed by Ruby Tuesday early 2016. Pam is mum to three adult daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren, and roadie to one musician partner. She still lives in Cheshire and is currently involved in raising awareness of her home-town's musical heritage with campaigns to have Blue Plaques erected on the walls of local clubs, The Manor Lounge and The Sinking Ship, where the likes of The Walker Brother's, The Who and Jimi Hendrix played; now closed, but still firmly in the hearts of Stockport's recycled teenagers.
Pam recently signed a contract with the award winning publisher Bookouture and the first novel in her new trilogy, The Lost Daughter of Liverpool, will be on sale in February 2017
All books are available in Kindle format, paperback, and Fast Movin' Train is also available as an audio book.
They thought they were safe. They were wrong.
The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.
As more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.
At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what looks like a tragic abandonment turns even more sinister when a case of modern slavery is uncovered.
The two investigations bring the team into a terrifying world of human exploitation and cruelty – and a showdown that puts Kim’s life at risk as shocking secrets from her own past come to light.
A gripping new crime thriller from the Number One bestseller – you will be hooked until the final jaw-dropping twist.
Another book by Angela Marsons that so deserves more than 5 stars. Again an exception read, with twists and a nail biting story line.
I just can't believe we are at book 7. I have loved each and everyone of these books, and I think any crime thriller fan will love the series. I always say this is a personal opinion but I think the books are so much better read in order.
So just think now, you have not read any of these. You now have the chance to read 7 awesome books back to back. I sometime wish I could erase a good series from my head, so that I could start again and read them all back to back.
So anyways,... Book 7 and Kim and her team a faced with more gruesomeness.
This story starts off with an abandoned baby outside the police station which of course it's Kim her very non maternal self that finds the baby. This soon turns into a hunt for finding the child's mother. Along side this we have murdered prostitutes. And Kim and her team as usual are working flat out.
I really don't know how Angela does it, but yet again this book is my favourite to date. Each book somehow out does the last one. I didn't think this series could get any better but it certainly does. I for one can not wait to read more. and more, and more.
I love the character that is Kim Stone, she's just been written perfectly. I have to say this book felt more like getting to know the whole team better. A brilliant set of characters put together.
Angela Marsons has now become of those authors whose books you don't need to read the blub, you know you want to read it because of the author. This book certainly deserves more than the given 5 stars. This book certainly hit's the ground running and doesn't stop. What? OMG? NO? just a few of the words falling out my mouth while reading it.
I can't praise this book or this author enough. Nail biting, thrilling, twisty, and a damn good read to boot.
To catch a killer, you must first think like one…
A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.
In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.
But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.
But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?
How amazing are those book covers.
Ruby Preston Book 3.
I have to start this by saying, I just love the book covers for this series of books. A book this good deserves an awesome cover.
This book was a first class gripping read. I absolutely loved it.
We are faced with a very twisted Killer in this book, he prays on women who are 'playing away, Cheating on their husbands.
This is proving one tough case, and one Ruby and her team need to tackle head on as the kidnapped women seem to be mounting up.
It doesn't take long to realise this could actually be a copy cat killing. this is a similar case to one ten years previously, where killer Mason Gatley was finding his pray via lonely hearts columns. Things have moved on now and it seems Dating app's are the new way to find prey.
Melissa Phillips is this killers first victim. Photographs of her are sent to her husband, and it's not all he receives in the post.
Gripping, Twisted and sometimes Gruesome, if this doesn't tell you how bad playing away can be, well it's your own fault when you get caught. First class read as always.
Make sure your bottom is firmly on the seat when reading this, or this edge of your seat read will see you getting hurt.
Caroline is certainly giving this series her all, and I'm so excited to see what comes next. Each book has just got better and better and I'm loving the character of Ruby Preston.
Easy 5* read.
Thrilled as always to be part of a blog blitz. This is one book you really don't want to miss. Trust me.
USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author.
Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.
Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline's personal experiences in the police and paranormal.
Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as "terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers".
Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as "thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way".
She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.
The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…
When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.
As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago.
Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack.
But nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.
This book deserves way more than the given 5 stars.
What a brilliant read. Ill health allowed me to sit and read this and really get stuck into it. Never before have I been grateful for bed rest.
This series of books is certainly way up there at the top of my must read series. Robert certainly knows how to entertain his readers, grabbing you in from the word go and you are not released until the very end.
Erika Foster is a character I have really grown to like, yet I still feel with each book we are learning more about her, she's a very feisty character yet sometime I feel she's a little vulnerable, I wanted to get hold of her and one stage and give her a cuddle, then I wanted to get hold of her and give her a slap and explain that she's only human.
I think if an author manages to get you feeling so much for a character then, they have certainly done their job well.
This certainly is a bit of a bad case for Erika and her team, bad enough that a suitcase has turned up with a dismembered body in it, but when a second one turns up well the case gets that bit more difficult. It's a testing time for them all, and each and every member of the team will have their skills tested here.
I really can not praise this book or this author enough, and i'm excited to see what else Robert can bring us. It's going to be tough matching or bettering this read that's for sure, but you know what? If any author can do it, then I really think Robert can.
An outstanding read.
I would recommend this series to anyone who loves a damn good crime thriller. This book has gone into my 2017 Must reads!
My personal opinion is that these books are best read in order. You will certainly get a better feel for the character, and I believe you would enjoy them a lot more.
This is certainly going in my 2017 'Must reads' list.
Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller is the first book in the Detective Erika Foster series.
The Night Stalker, Dark Water and Last Breath are the second, third, and fourth books in the series, and the fifth book, Cold Blood is now available to pre-order.
Robert's books have sold over 2 million copies, and have been translated into 27 languages.
In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.
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Graham Smith - The Kindred Killers.
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Jake Boulder’s help is requested by his best friend, Alfonse, when his cousin is crucified and burned alive along with his wife and children. As Boulder tries to track the heinous killer, a young woman is abducted. Soon her body is discovered and Boulder realises both murders have something unusual in common.
With virtually no leads for Boulder to follow, he strives to find a way to get a clue as to the killer’s identity. But is he hunting for one killer or more?
After a young couple are snatched in the middle of the night the case takes a brutal turn. When the FBI are invited to help with the case, Boulder finds himself warned off the investigation. When gruesome, and incendiary, footage from a mobile phone is sent to all the major US News outlets and the pressure to find those responsible for the crimes mounts. But with the authorities against him can Boulder catch the killer before it’s too late?
My thoughts on this awesome book.
Back with 'Hard nut' Jake Boulder. I feel like I've waited forever to share my thoughts on this book. But you know what, I'm excited because I didn't have to wait to read it. How lucky am I?
Not only receiving an ARC of this book, but also being part of a blog tour. #HappyBookBlogger or more accurate #HappyReader.
So we are back with Jake and this time around it's his best pal Alfonse who is requesting Jakes help. They work brilliantly together and make a great team. It's a tough case, and a little to close to home, especially for Alfonse.
Certainly not many clues for them to go on, but it's amazing how things actually come together really well.
I like the characters of Alfonse and Jake, Jake is just awesome. I love that he's such an hard nut, yet terrified of his mother. It really tickles me. We also see another side to Jake in this book he's actually got himself a lady, who maybe, might just last longer than a one night stand. Could Jake be softening.
As the story moves on and the case becomes more complex, Jake is told to back off, but come on, like that is going to happen! He might be scared of Mummykins but the FBI are not going to stop this man on a mission. It's actually quite scary when you realise the lengths Jake will actually go to, to help solve this case. He would have made a great detective.
I can't scream and shout enough how much I think EVERYONE should read Grahams books. I've become a huge fan, his story telling is first class. Each book I read I seem to enjoy more than the last. So Graham keeps making the challenge of his next book being better still, a lot harder for himself.
I have no doubt he'll manage it though. This series is certainly one to watch. I am so looking forward to more Jake.
Have I mentioned this book is available NOW!
Book one in this series is also available now
Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. For the last eleven years he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer for the well respected review site Crimesquad.com for over two years.
As well as reviewing for Crimesquad.com Graham has also interviewed such stellar names as David Baldacci, Jeffrey Deaver, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Matt Hilton, current CWA Chair Peter James, Mark Billingham and many others.
When not working, his time is spent reading, writing and playing games with his son. He enjoys socialising and spending time with friends and family.
There are some surprises that no-one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end.
His boss may be telling him he’s too close to work the case, but this isn’t something that Harry can just let lie. He needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there who killed his flesh and blood.
But before he can, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. And there is no predicting how he will react. Impulsive, dangerous and alarmingly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find but if he isn't careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.
After recently discovering Streets of Darkness the first book in the DI Harry Virdee series, I couldn't wait to start this one, and was thrilled when I was accepted to read a review copy via Netgalley.
I really couldn't wait to get started to see what trouble Harry could get himself into again. And boy he does it spectacularly. When Harry is called out to a body that has been discovered a murder enquiry is set up. But the fact that Harry has just discovered the body is his own niece shocks not only him. He has the duty to let his family know. Problem is his family don't want to know him. He still feels it has to be him to tell them, and you can almost feel the energy, the tension and hate as he is stood at the door where his brother and his parents live.
It's heart breaking that Harry doesn't have his family support, but some families take religion, and their culture very serious so that fact that Harry married a Muslim girl, his Sikh family are not best pleased, to say the least.
On top of that he knows controlling his criminal brother is going to be difficult, and if Harry is to protect his brother from finding the killer and killing him, then he needs to find out who it is, and where they are before his brother does.
This was a tense thrilling read, It hooked me in right from the word go, and I couldn't wait to keep picking up my kindle to read some more. This is a series I think any crime thriller fan should get to know. I think everyone everywhere needs to read this book. An exceptional read, I wanted to hug, and slap Harry at times, it's amazing how involved you get with this story.
The telling of the story is done so well, with the religious and cultural theme being explained brilliantly. It really is amazing how families can be divided and this book really does highlight that.
I would recommend that these books are read in order, I believe it really will help with background history. But read them you must.
Edition :Paperback via Amazon uk.
Luther meets The Wire, this is the first Detective Harry Virdee novel
The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be – this morning a body has been found. And it’s not just any body.
Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he’s been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can’t keep himself away.
Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it’s like to be on the other side of the law…
I somehow stumbled across an older review for this book by the fantabulous #CrimebookJunkie. I knew then I needed to read this book, and I decided it was time I treated myself to the paperback, because come on, a girl can never have enough books.
I'm so glad I got this, what a superb read it was. I enjoyed every single page of this book. It's easy one of those reads that leads to just one more chapter, then each chapter leaves you wanting one more.
This is easy one of my best reads of 2017. Even better as I finished this one, I was approved for book 2 via Netgalley. So guess what my next read is.
Drugs, violence, racism, Corruption my goodness this book has it all.
Set in Bradford we are introduced to Harry Virdee. Harry is a police officer who has been suspended, Detective Hardeep "Harry" Virdee.
Disowned by his family, kicked off the job. Married with a child on the way, trying to redeem himself and save his career turns into so much more through this book.
When Shakeel Ahmed is murdered, the police have a suspect in mind, Harry is asked 'off the record' to find him. He is to work the case, strictly off the books.
Harry knows the streets of Bradford better than anyone, and is set off on his crusade to find Lucas Dwight. Dwight a crazy fascist who when imprisoned was as deadly with his mind as with his fists.
Harry has his work cut out for him. Learning who can and can't be trusted is going to be difficult, and the more he figures out, the more things escalate. Can Harry get the baddy and save the city.
Fast paced, this book kept me hooked the whole way through.
I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Harry.
“The truth costs nothing, but a lie can cost you everything…”
June 2007: a barbaric nail bomb is planted outside a London nightclub, a spy is found dead in his garden, and a blazing Jeep is driven into Glasgow airport. Three events bound by an earth-shattering connection that should have remained buried forever.
From the author of ‘The Theseus Paradox’, the smash-hit 7/7 thriller based on true events, comes the sequel about a real-life mystery that threatens to destroy a nation. Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan must uncover how a series of astonishing events are inextricably linked, before the past closes in on him.
We all have secrets we say we’ll never tell…
THE DETRIMENT: A compelling detective thriller based on true events (DI Jake Flannagan Book 2) (DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JAKE FLANNAGAN SERIES)
I feel like I have waited so long for this book. As soon as I read the first book back in Feb 2016 I have eagerly awaited this one. Knowing this was due out I have just done a reread of the first book to set me up ready for the new one.
I can safely say this book was well worth waiting for.
This book gets a super big 5***** from me. I need to scream and shout to all and sundry that this book needs reading. I can safely say that I don't believe anyone would be disappointed by this book. Personally though I would recommend reading The Theseus Paradox first.
After some of the recent events happening around our country this book really hits home. It really makes you think just what goes into finding suspects of terrorism and piecing all the evidence together.
Due to the fact that this book is so topical at the moment, my emotions were all over the place while reading this.
An exceptionally well written story, where you know that the author certainly knows what he's talking about, you have to remind yourself that this book is a work of fiction, based around true events, as the author says....
'I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you another story…’
I was concerned that because I had eagerly awaited this book coming out, that maybe it wouldn't be all I had expected. Well it was all I expected and more.
Jake Flannagan' we met in the first book The Theseus Paradox, and getting back with him on this journey was just great. Jake is a Detective Inspector with the Counter Terrorist Department, and is soon drawn right into a new case. It then becomes apparent that maybe this case is linked to something else. Jake manages to get his trusty sidekick Lenny working with him again, and I love the way these two interacted.
Jakes a real character a destructive risk taker, a bit of a, for want of a better word, a bit of a time bomb, a loose cannon.
He doesn't always think things through before acting, and this is what I like about him. I think this really adds to the story, and you can't help but think if he wasn't reckless then sometimes things could actually be a lot worse.
I loved every bit of this book, and once started it was hard to put down. I wanted and needed to sit reading this at every opportunity, for me it was a thoroughly enjoyable gripping read, and I would recommend this book to everyone.
I can not wait to see what David comes up with next. A fantastic author.
Biography"I went out to work one day and came home two weeks later wearing the same clothes and with fifty-six people dead."
A former Scotland Yard investigator with the Metropolitan Police, David has worked on a wealth of infamous cases. He's chased numerous dangerous criminals, entered and searched hundreds of properties and interviewed thousands of witnesses.
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With twenty years' police experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a detective on the Anti-Terrorist Branch during the 7/7 London bombings in July 2005.
Today he uses his police experience in his writing, as the author of a series of detective novels starring DI Jake Flannagan. 'The Theseus Paradox' is the first novel in the series. The truth behind the fiction was investigated by The Sunday Telegraph and ITV News.
DI Jake Flannagan returns in 'The Detriment'.
David lives in London. He currently consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals and is a key media commentator on crime, terrorism and policing for many broadcasters and newspapers, both nationally and internationally.
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