- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Joffe Books; First Crime Fiction edition (6 Aug. 2016)
- Language: English
- Source: Arc Via Netgalley
- Rating: 5/5
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA’S DYING FATHER HAS ONE FINAL REQUEST: “FIND EVE.”
DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfil her father’s dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is. Meanwhile a dead drug dealer is found on an abandoned airfield that the locals say is haunted. The trail of both mysteries will lead to the most shocking discovery of Nikki’s career and put her whole team in mortal danger.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
THE DETECTIVE 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 the criminals who she thinks did this to her.
HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the 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.
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.
This is certainly one of my favourite crime/thriller series at the moment. And I look forward to hearing of more books in this series in the future. I will certainly be reading them. Joy Ellis certainly has a writing talent. She has written yet another gripping book, another book that you don't want to put down, it's certainly a page turner.
I recently finished book 3, and after it ended I couldn't wait to start this one, book 4. The books in order are
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
Personally I would suggest they are read in order, as it gives you a better feel for the background of the characters.
So here we are, back with Nikki and back on the Fens. As if Nikki hasn't gone through enough recently (which is why I suggest reading the others first) she has now got to cope with her fathers death.
As he died the one last thing he said was EVE, the problem is Nikki doesn't know anyone called Eve, or where she can find her. But this was her fathers wish, and Nikki being the person she is will go all out to find out who she is.
This alongside a new case that she is working with her partner Joseph Easter. The discovery of a very injured drug dealer who seems to have fallen down a shaft. Investigating this turns up yet more horrors. Horrors that include strange noises and lights being seen over the marshes. There seems to be a lot more than just historical investigations going on over on the marshes but can the team figure out what is happening before things come to close for comfort.
Brilliantly written and woven together, it makes the twists and suspense in this book, leaving you wanting more.