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DCI Helen Lavery was simply fabulous!! And I loved the way Jane Isaac wrote this police procedural, with a delicate hand, grasping the minute details so that not a single clue passed through, giving me the opportunity to play detective.
Tortured and mutilated body of a police officer was found in an abandoned factory, and DCI Helen Lavery was called to investigate.
The eeriness caught my eye, the stillness my throat
All I could do is to read on swift yet slow
Such was the power of author Jane Isaac’s words where I was caught by the story from the very first page. I thought it would be a routine police procedural, but what I didn’t know was how much I would enjoy it and lose myself in the scenes of investigation. In fact, I spent the afternoon trying to help Helen to chase down the perp. I wish the author would give me a assistant’s badge.
I was quite enamored by Helen; I couldn’t stop looking at the way she conducted her investigation. She was a born leader, proving to be capable and strong yet dealing with a stern hand. She painstakingly collected evidence and listened to everyone in the team. Though shortstaffed, she valued everyone on her team. As you could see, I was a big fan of her.
This was book 2 in the series, yet worked beautifully as a standalone. I have to commend the author for her writing as she didn’t alienate me while reading the book. She allowed to know and love her characters. Not many police procedural series do that.
A swift pace with an eye to detail, a team with a great leader, a delightfully twisted story with an unexpected reveal, and a new series with a fabulous author.
All of them captured me completely into their web, letting me go only to write this review.
What more could I say that I hadn’t already said. Just that – I LOVED IT!!
I received a free ARC from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane’s debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, introduces DCI Helen Lavery and was nominated as best mystery in the ‘eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.’
When the mutilated body of a police officer is found in a derelict factory, Hamptonshire force are shocked to the core.
DCI Helen Lavery returns from injury leave and is immediately plunged into an investigation like no other. Is this a random attack or is someone targeting the force? Organised crime groups or a lone killer?
As the net draws in, Helen finds the truth lies closer than she could have imagined, and trusts no one.
But Helen is facing a twisted killer who will stop at nothing to ensure their secrets remain hidden. And time is running out…
Publication Date: 15th October 2019
Publisher: Legend Press
You are truly an amazing reader, Shalini! What a terrific review too!
Thank you so much Marialyce…. I loved police procedural with a difference then the words come automatically.
I was writing a review for a romantic story, it took me 2 hours to write a short paragraph for it. 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ And I had to scrap it. I couldn’t say it had hot sizzling sex 😂😂😂🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
Great review! I loved the author’s previous series. I need to read this one!
Oh I nerd to read the previous book. Onto Amazon I go
Cathy you are amazing for reminding me. It was on kindle unlimited. I just downloaded it
Great stuff! Hope you enjoy it. Did you get Will Jackman or Beth Chamberlain?
I got book 1 of this series…. I didn’t know which to get from Will or Beth. What do you suggest?
Oh sorry, I didn’t know you meant you were getting Helen Lavery book 1 – talking at cross purposes 😂 Out of the other two I prefer Will Jackman.
Goody will try to get it
Helen sounds like a great, strong character! I love procedurals… As long as they don’t get TOO in depth with the actual procedures. Lol! Then I get bored and start skipping things. 😉😂
Oooooh I loved the in depth ones 😂😂😂😂
Well, you would! You might actually know what they’re talking about! 😘
😂😂😂😂 From the cops’ POV or criminal’s? What you hinting at, lady? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ha ha ha!!! Well, if it was the CRIMINAL point of view, you know that’d be OUR thing! 😜🍻
This sounds divine – I wants it
You would love it. It is fabulous
Great review. I love the sound of Helen Lavery!
She is fantastic Stephen. I loved her.
Great review. It is still available for request so I have. You are not a good influence on my efforts to request fewer books!😂
Oooh I loved this book. Hehehe you are shifting from cozy to police procedurals
Busted! (maybe just a small shift)
Ooh I didn’t realise Jane Isaac had a new book out! I need to read the previous one and then get to this one. Lots to look forward to 🙂
Yayy have you read the other series of hers? What do you recommend
Wonderful review Shalini. This sounds like a very good police procedural with an awesome protagonist. I am adding this one for sure.
Hope you love it too. Thank you so much Carla ❤️
I love your enthusiasm!! Great review my love❤❤❤
This was read a long back… Whew!!!