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Fifth book in the series but first of mine, this was a slow burn thriller and a police procedural. D. C. Charlie had to investigate a different case entitled Operation Greystream where the perp visited the elderly apparently just to talk to them until one such day where murder occurred in its stead.

My first book by Sarah Flint was a slow moving thriller which gained its momentum in the latter half. There were 2 plot lines which moved in tandem, parallel to each other, supposedly unconnected till it all made sense.

The book had its thoughtful moments with multiple POV even of the perps. The tension in the plot raised considerably only in the latter half. The team of cops were entertaining, characters different and etched well.

A prose which slightly missed its sparkle and a faster moving plot was needed to capture my interest thoroughly.

A good read, I would say, the murder mystery was fun Though to read. I think I would have to read the earlier books to get an in depth feel for the characters.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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With a Metropolitan Police career spanning 35 years Sarah has spent her adulthood surrounded by victims, criminals and police officers. She continues to work and lives in London with her partner and has three older daughters

He wasn’t always a killer. At first, he just wanted to talk.
D.C. Charlie Stafford has an odd case on her hands. And it may be her toughest one yet.

A burglar who isn’t interested in valuables, the subject of Operation Greystream is a strange but smooth operator. In the dead of the night, gloved and masked, he visits the elderly. He doesn’t hurt them and, if they beg, he won’t take anything of real value. All he wants is conversation… and they’re powerless to refuse him.

But then 87-year-old Florence Briarly is found by her friend, cold to the touch and neatly, too neatly, tucked into bed. And Charlie realises this case has taken a sinister, urgent turn. Now this stealthy burglar has had a taste of murder, it’s only a matter of time until he craves it again…

Publication Date: 5th September 2019

Publisher: Aria

12 Responses

  1. Nice review Shalini. Glad it was still a good story, despite not having all the back story. I find police procedurals are a bit slower than other thrillers and mysteries, so that would not turn me off.

  2. I think it’s difficult when you pick up a book late in a series i’m Starting to try and avoid that now. I like to start at the beginning. But like you I don’t like a slow paced novel or my mind wanders. Need to be gripped by the plot and lots going on.

  3. Great review, Shalini. Perhaps with more info on the characters, this would have been a better read especially since the mystery is good. Glad you still did enjoy it though.

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