A NEW CRIME THRILLER WITH A COMPELLING DETECTIVE WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO AVENGE HER DAUGHTER
THE DETECTIVE DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she’s been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she’s out.
HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the handsome squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family.
THEIR ADVERSARY is a ruthless man who holds DI Galena responsible for his terrible disfigurement.
The town is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical hideous masks. Then a talented young female student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected . . .
This is an exciting and absorbing crime thriller that you won't be able to put down from start to thrilling finish
THE SETTING 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.
I received a copy of Crime on the Fens from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Right from the beginning of this book I enjoyed it. It's one of those books that from the opening chapter you know you are going to enjoy. And I had to read at every opportunity.
Joy Ellis is a new author to me, but someone I will certainly be looking out for in the future. If this book is anything to go by then I really can't wait for the next one. Which is good because it's on my kindle waiting for me, and it's going to be my very next read.
The Characters are believable and likeable.
DI Nikki Galena, not the easiest person to get along with, a detective that no one seems to want to work with, and one that goes out of her way to catch drug dealers. She lives alone and has a secret that none of her fellow work colleagues know about. And if she is not careful, she wont have a job for much longer.
She certainly is in a low part of her life. You start off not liking her very much, but I soon grew to really like her.
DS Joseph Easter is a character I really liked. he also has history and a story he doesn't want to share, but has actually asked to work with her. That is a first, someone wanting to work with her.
it's an unusual set up, but as the story goes on one that works very well. I absolutely loved this book, I found it a first class brilliant read.
i'm doing my best not to give to much away, but I want to get across how much I enjoyed this book, and now i'm off to start book two. Happy days.
Well worth reading
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