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I loved the premise of the book, a retired cop Finlay Shaw was found dead in a sealed room, locked from inside with a gunshot wound. A suicide it was presumed. Detective Wolf Fawkes thought otherwise, was called to investigate his friend’s death.

My first book by author Daniel Cole, I went in blind, not knowing this was the third in the series. Having not read the first two, I was at a distinct disadvantage in understanding the subtle politics and the past skirmishes between the various characters. The author too did not give me any hint of the past two books. But I treated the story as a murder investigation and ignored the subtle byplay which happened in the sidelines.

Dark humor adorned the story, tight plot marked the pages, the twists and turns brought the past of these cops to light. A banger of a story, this book was fast paced where the author’s writing showed his mastery over words. He kept the information about the past flowing into the present under a tight leash making it an edge of the seat kind of a story.

The characters seemed strong yet flawed so they became real over the course of the chapters. Action interspersed, the tension in the scenes raised the pressure right up to the very end. Needing to get to the killer was not only Wolf’s aim, but it soon became mine. Turning the pages was the target. A high riding crime thriller, I would say!!

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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Born in 1983, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing. Daniel’s debut novel Ragdoll was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in over thirty countries.

When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure.

Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?

But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well…

Publication Date: 5th September 2019

Publisher: Trapeze

0 Responses

    1. I didn’t know it was book 3. Later I checked on Amazon it was too expensive to buy. Asked one of the bloggers. She asked me to read it like a new investigation

  1. I keep seeing this everywhere, but since it’s 3 in a series I haven’t wanted to read it. It sounds like it can be a standalone, maybe I’ll have to go for it!

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