Altered Egos is the fourth book in the Detective Inspector Mike Nash series, set in the stunning landscape of North Yorkshire.
DI Mike Nash is on call, covering Helmsdale during what seems like a normal Christmas season for the police. That is - until he has to deal with a case where a family have died in their home from carbon monoxide poisoning. A suspicious house fire soon follows and then the murder of a young drug addict and the disappearance of a scientist's daughter. A quiet Christmas it is no more then, as Nash is inundated and all the investigations appear to lead him to one man intent on revenge. But as he tries to delve deeper into the cases, Nash faces challenges he would never have imagined.
Altered Egos is a fast paced detective thriller. The chapters are short and sharp like scenes playing out from a movie, and the suspense builds up quickly, moving readers from one terrifying mystery to another. The chapters may be short but there is no lacking in characterisation. Bill Kitson doesn't go to great lengths to describe the physical appearances of each character, but provides enough realistic dialogue and behaviour for the readers to put together their own mental images.
DI Mike Nash is a very likeable character, with a dry sense of humour that also rubs off onto some of the other characters. Through each book, readers are given a glimpse into his complex personal life and romantic interests - and Altered Egos is no exception. If you think the cover looks scary, wait until you read the book!
Warning: This book has a great plot, characters that will hold your interest and amuse you, stunning locations and it's highly likely to keep you awake, reading long into the night.
Other DI Mike Nash books in the series are:
Depths of Despair (Aug 2009)
Chosen (Jan 2010)
Minds That Hate (May 2010)
Altered Egos (Mar 2011)
Back-Slash (due out Oct 2011)