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Dead Set: A sensational thriller from the acclaimed author of Girl 4 (January David Book 3) by [Carver, Will]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in January David (3 Book Series)

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"Throw in the unusual way Carver delivers his tense, twisty tale - from all angles - and you've a book by a man who should be rubbing shoulders with the top flight storytellers." (Sunday Sport)

"Surprising, delightful, downright scary and utterly fascinating." (Liz Loves Books blog)

"Chilling, absorbing and superbly paced ... intelligent and unpredictable." (Hair Past a Freckle blog)

"A book that is interesting, tells a good story, keeps the old grey cells moving about and is difficult to put down." (Army Rumour Service)

"Will Carver is back with a veritable bang, Dead Set has an incredible and everlasting punch. The way Carver closes the book is sensational." (Milo's Rambles blog)

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Following on from Girl 4 and The Two, Detective Inspector January David is back in a fantastic new thriller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2118 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 140904954X
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (21 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EAJLMOK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Okay my head hurts! I picked up Will Carver’s first book in the series Girl 4 and really enjoyed it. However what I realised very early on is that Carver writes in an unusual way. I have struggled with this since book one but ironically at the same time fallen in love with it a little bit. I know that may not make sense but if you have read one of his books you will know what I mean. I also think that this categorically does not work as a standalone, you HAVE to read the first two books in the series for this to make any kind of sense!

January David is a copper that has not just one issue but many. He drinks too much and is currently on sabbatical following the devastating events of the last book. His wife no longer even lives in the country yet she still haunts his thoughts. He also still obsesses over his missing and presumed dead sister. In addition to this, he has these visions. Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous, and there is one part of me that feels the same. But to describe them is just too difficult. They are more like dreams as well as visions when in reality they seem to be his past, present and future all haunting him. This is the element of these books that drives me crazy. However, as much as they drive me crazy the writing style makes you want to read, hence the reason I always end up enjoying them to a certain degree.

Whilst January sets off to New York to face a seemingly duplicate set of murders like the ones he has already solved, his colleagues are working on their own case involving the discovery of a young girls dead body. In terms of storyline that’s all I’m prepared to say but believe me when I say Will Carver gives you anything but straightforward.
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I've been a big fan of Will Carver and his character January David since they first outing in the debut novel Girl 4 - I'm delighted to say that this latest instalment carries on in the same vein of fast paced, gruesome and edge-of-the-seat action! If you like a thriller that's slightly different from the norm you won't be disappointed - I wouldn't hesitate in recommending all of Will's literary outings. I can't wait for the next one!
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Clever 3rd book from Will Carver and by far the best. I could not put it down to the very last page. It made my legs tingle when I read the final chapters. There were even a few tears. This is an amazing read. Well written and I hope to read more January David cases. Will Carver is a very talented writer and I hope to see more books written by him in the years to come. 5*
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The 3rd, and possibly the best of the January David series so far - a really well paced page turner, with twists, turns and inside outs all over the place - this can be read on its own, but of course if you haven't already read the previous two novels by this chap, then you absolutely must.

Will Carver brings a refreshing style to the genre, and at the same time he successfully turns the genre on its head - this writer is establishing himself as being up there with the best crime/thriller novelists, so if you love Rankin, Coben, Barclay, Slaughter, James, Patterson - add Carver to the list - a British voice, and yet here he grapples with the NY landscape with complete confidence, bringing it to life with chilling effect.

January David is again a very engaging though flawed detective, and in this novel his most menacing and terrifying adversary is back..... Dead Set is dead brilliant, you won't regret this read!
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Will Carver is an author that delivers a crime title that not only chills you to the marrow but also delivers a storyline that is hard to let go of. The characters are solid, fully believable and when the author throws situations their way, you can see the workings of their minds as they seek to find the answers to the crimes that they face.

Its definitely something that works wonderfully well and when you throw into the mix a darkly delicious thrill ride you know damn well that you've got a book that's going to more than hit the spot. If you want a book to help you unwind after a hard couple of days, this is the title for you, although it may well effect your sleep as that reader niggle of "One more chapter" will become more than an acquaintance.
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If you haven't read of of Will Carver's books then I thoroughly recommend that you do! This third installment in the David January series is the best one yet. Answers and reasons left hanging from the first two books mostly cleared up - the Smiling Man taking a back seat and DJ is left to his own detective devices......this book twists and turns at breakneck speed and leaves you wondering WTF! Love the way Will writes, never read a book in the same style - it will take you a couple of chapters to get used to it - but once you do you will be as engrossed as the rest of us. The rollercoaster ride of deceit and lies and a very sick mind is unputdownable (I know I made the word up). Again we are left on the edge of a cliff.......will a certain character die? Has that person really gone? What is gonig to happen.....I would happily lock Will Carver in a room until he has finished the next instlamment to quench my thirst for this fabulously twisted tale....... Well done Will - another triumpth and may there be many more to come. Thanks for such a brilliaint read. M
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