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Release Date: 7th March 2019

An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.

A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front. 

Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all – before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.

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My Review

This is book #2 of the Carl Sant series.  This book does pick up where the first book in the series, Chloe: Lost Girl ended, so I would recommend that you read book #1 first. 

Picking up from the end of the previous book in the series, this book takes us straight back into the investigation of the murdered off duty detective which happened in the first book.  D.I. Carl Sant has bodies piling up and also a former policeman who can’t remember what happened.  He still needs to find what links everything together though.  Carl Sant is a great lead detective and I really like him as a character.  He continues to be as determined and gritty as he was in the first book to try and help him solve the case.  Working with his team, Capstick and Holdsworth continue to be likeable characters and work well with each other.

The book is fast paced, and the story is as gripping and addictive as the first.  Based in Leeds, the location was fabulous and whilst I’ve never been there, the writing put great pictures in my mind of what this city was like, not just today but in previous years.  I loved the way both books directly follow each other, with no gap in between for unseen things to happen, making sure you capture every single thrilling moment.  It is jam packed full of tension and suspense, and the storyline will keep you hooked to find out just what the hell is going on!!

I would highly recommend not just this book, but both books of the series.  I would also love to see these stories as a TV program, as this is just the kind of thing that would work really well on the big screen!  This book ties all the loose ends up from the first book, whilst also tying up the loose ends that it makes on its own!  A fantastic thriller of a book with a completely unexpected ending!  Would love to see more of Carl Sant in future books!!

The Author

Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.

Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.

His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.

He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.

All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

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