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The Rock [Kindle Edition]

Robert Daws
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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The Rock. Gibraltar. 1966.

In a fading colonial house overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar, the dead body of a beautiful woman lays dripping in blood. The steel handle of a knife protrudes from her chest, its sharpened tip buried deep within her heart.

The Rock. Present day.

Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan arrives on The Rock on a three-month secondment from the London Metropolitan Police Service. Her reasons for being here are not happy ones and she braces herself for a tedious and wasteful twelve weeks in the sun.

After all, murders are rare on the small, prosperous and sun-kissed sovereignty of Gibraltar and catching murderers is what Sullivan does best.

It is a talent she shares with her new boss, Chief Inspector Gus Broderick of the Royal Gibraltar Police Force. He's an old-fashioned cop who regards his new colleague with mild disdain.

But when a young police constable is found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment, Sullivan and Broderick begin to unravel a dark and dangerous secret that will test their skills and working relationship to the limit.

About the Author

Robert Daws is a British theatre and television actor best known for his roles in long running tv series such as the award winning Outside Edge, Jeeves and Wooster, Roger,Roger, The Royal, Rock and Chip, Casualty and countless other appearances to date. His most recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn's Alarms and Excursions, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and Yes Prime Minister in London's West End. He has worked extensively for BBC Radio, most notably co-creating the returning police detective series Trueman and Riley with Brian B Thompson. The Rock is the first of a series of planned Sullivan and Broderick novels.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 263 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479385921
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Circlehouse Publishing (23 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OJX934
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robert Daws is a British theatre and television actor best known for his roles in long running tv series such as the award winning Outside Edge, Jeeves and Wooster, Roger,Roger, The Royal, Rock and Chips, Casualty and countless other appearances to date.

His most recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn's Alarms and Excursions, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and Yes Prime Minister in London's West End.

He has worked extensively for BBC Radio, most notably co-creating the returning police detective series Trueman and Riley with Brian B Thompson.

The Rock is the first of a series of planned Sullivan and Broderick novels.

It reached Number 1 in the Amazon Free Bestseller List for all books plus Number 1 in Crime and Thrillers in September. It recently re-entered the Bestseller list at Number 4.

Poisoned Rock is to be published in early 2013.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rock- Brilliant! 10 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought this book as my first e-book purchase. It had me glued from start to finish and have since read it several more times. Can't wait to buy the paper back version. Absolutely fantastic! Well done & can't wait for the next one :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read 12 Mar 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this. It found myself whisked away from a cold, grey English day, to bask in the sun of Gibraltar. The plot was good and everything came together well at the end tying up any loose ends. With good back stories for the characters already emerging I'm looking forward to reading the next Sullivan and Broderick novel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damned good read 20 Jan 2013
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I have long been an admirer of Rohert Daws' work as an actor and when his book appeared as a recommended read on my Kindle I knew I would be in for a treat, particulary as it was a police/crime novel, one of my favourite genres.

The book is short but don't let this put you off because it starts off at a cracking pace and never falters. I found myself reading it whilst waiting for the dinner to cook, in the car if I was early for an appoointment, even whilst waiting for my hair straighteners to heat up and way, way past my bedtime. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found all the characters believable and warmed to Detective Sargeant Tamara Sullivan, a fiesty UK police officer on secondment to Gibralter following a professional misdemeanour.

The ending surprised me, which is what I like in a crime novel and the descriptions of the British Territory of Gibraltar sold it to me as a holiday destination and I look forward to going in June.

I do recommend this book, it's easy to read and hence easy to pick up anywhere, a realy good oldfashioned "whodunit". It ticked all the boxes for me. Thank you Robert and I hope we will meet Sullivan and Broderick again in the not too distant future.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Sep 2012
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Really enjoyed this book, not a long read but kept me glued from beginning to end also the end came as a surprise. wasn't expecting much from it so was pleasantly surprised, only disapointed that there isn't a series leading from this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Example of the Genre 25 Oct 2012
By Ashrae
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This book is basically your bulk standard formulaic Police Procedural. It ticks pretty much all of the usual boxes for the genre. That said, it is a good example of it!
Good characters & description with an interesting story all drawn together with neat writing.
I don't know if it is my preconception, knowing the author is himself a TV actor, but the writing and indeed the length of the novel did come across to me to be a little episodic and I did wonder if that was a factor in the style the author chose. That said, I personally think that it would work as a TV program/series!

All that aside, did I enjoy the book? Yes. Would I read another similar book by this author? Again yes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars! 22 Oct 2012
By D.Eagle
Format:Kindle Edition
A highly enjoyable read which had me thoroughly gripped from start to finish!

It was also my first e-book experience. I think I may be converted!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rock 15 Sep 2013
By Joo TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This was a decent enough "police officer does wrong so is sent to another locale" story. The story flows well, and even though the crimes are murder, they weren't gory. They were more like Midsomer Murders or Death in Paradise type.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 20 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback
Started reading and couldn't stop till the end,the characters draw you in and the story keeps you in suspense right to the end..Great detective book and well worth reading
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars The rock
Too short, very basic and with typo errors.
Ok if you are going on a longish train journey and don't want to carry it home after
Published 14 days ago by duncan shepherd
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Really enjoyed reading this. The characters were believable and the interwoven stories kept you guessing. However, it ended a little to abruptly
Published 1 month ago by Lee Priestley
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
This book was a great page turner. The character s were developed well and quickly. The story flowed at a good pace. I would love to read more with these central characters
Published 1 month ago by andyww
4.0 out of 5 stars review
I had not read any of this author before and was pleased with a good read and well developed crime novel. Will be looking for some more.
Published 3 months ago by DJH
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was gripping and I liked the characters and setting. I will be looking forward to more books by Robert Daws.
Published 3 months ago by MaxineB
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read!
Had been looking for a really good british thriller for a long time & finally found it.a cracking read from start to finish,am now getting another copy for an Xmas present,can't... Read more
Published 5 months ago by MR D BROWN
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping story and Enjoyable Read
I am not normally a big fan of murder mysteries and was pleasantly surprised to find I really enjoyed this book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Julie C. Tombs
3.0 out of 5 stars Far too short - really a long short story!
My fault - I downloaded this book without checking the length - it was only 151 pages. If I had paid for it, I would have been miffed as I read it in 2 hours. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. Bruce
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Interesting tale.Quite like the style. Very easy to read. Maybe a little light weight for a good thriller. Not too difficult to work out who done it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by JIP
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Easy to read and easy to follow but not too obvious what is going to happen next in the story.
Published 8 months ago by Sam B
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