Author - Neil White
Title - Next to Die
Edition - Kindle
Source - purchased via Amazon UK
Joe Parker is Manchester's most ingenious criminal defence lawyer.
Sam Parker is Manchester's most tenacious homicide detective.
Both bear the burden of the unsolved murder of their sister fifteen years earlier. And both have a stake in a new series of murders that has shaken their city to its core.
Ronnie Bagley is locked up and facing trial for the murder of his girlfriend and baby and there's only one lawyer he wants to defend him: Joe Parker. As Joe takes to the courtroom to represent Ronnie, little does he know that Bagley is smarter than anyone has given him credit for, and soon Joe will find himself pitched against his own brother, Sam, in a race to outwit the most terrifying serial killer the city has ever seen.
It isn't long before Joe and Sam's shared past comes crashing into the present in a pulse-pounding race to find out who is NEXT TO DIE...
This book has been sat on my kindle for I don't know how long. I have kept meaning to get around to reading it, so finally after seeing book 3 was due out, I decided I better start book one.
In this story we have 2 brothers, Sam and Joe, one a detective and one a Defense Lawyer.
Both brothers trying to come to terms with the murder of their younger sister. Both brothers with a past they keep away. Both brothers wanting to be the best at what they do.
Joe is the Lawyer of a client that Sam now has interest in. Ronnie Bagley whose wife and child have disappeared, is being accused of murdering them. But with no bodies Can the Police prove that he has killed them, or can Joe prove that he didn't. Its a tough case for everyone involved. And has more that a few twist to keep you going.
I'm not going to give to much away, I don't want to spoil any of the story, But it is A brilliantly well written book. with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and enough suspense to keep your heart racing.
I have read most of Neils other books, and this was again just as good. Really good read.
Neil White was born and brought up around West Yorkshire. He left school at sixteen but studied for a law degree in his twenties, then started writing in 1994. He is now a lawyer by day, crime fiction writer by night. He lives with his wife and three children in Preston.
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