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Death Watch (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The investigation takes the ill-matched pair into some unexpected criminal networks with world wide links as well as local ones. In the background is the unsolved case which caused Shaw's father's early retirement and Valentine's reduction in rank. They have been told not to investigate but can they resist the temptation to right an old wrong?
I found this a powerful and emotional story in which some of the descriptions are quite unpleasant though they are not over done. The squeamish may want to skip some of the descriptions of bodies as they may give you nightmares. I did feel - in spite of my dislike of such descriptions - that these were necessary to the story to convey the horror of the circumstances. The book raises some uncomfortable issues which are all too modern and certainly gave me cause to think about my own views of these issues.
This book is the second in a well written and interesting series of mysteries set in and around Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The author brings this area of the country to life and you can almost smell the salt air as you read. I recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys well written police procedural novels with characters you feel you want to get to know.
That eighteen-year-old case involved a pregnant 15-year-old girl who disappeared and whose body was never found. However, her twin brother "feels" her death. Two suspects still live on the street where she had lived with her family. Now the charred remains of the brother are found in a hospital incinerator where he was employed to feed waste. The ensuing investigation uncovers other discrepancies at the hospital and it is up to the two detectives to solve the crimes before any more deaths occur.
It is a complex puzzle that faces the police team, one that requires a combination of insight and forensic science. At the same time, Shaw and Valentine are haunted by the botched murder investigation of the young girl, following which Peter's father was virtually drummed off the force. Written with power and a profundity that keeps the reader guessing, the novel is rcommended.
With respect to his latest offering, it is another intriguing book, with multi-faceted characters, dark sub-plots galore, and a satisfying ending. I can see why it is not everyone's cup of tea, as it exposes hidden social commentary, but if you are a fan of taut British thrillers by people like Simon Kernick and Peter James, you should enjoy this one.
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Great plot, well written and fast pace. Struggled to put it down. First time I have read Jim Kelly and this series but will certainly read more.Published 10 months ago by EADents
Local auther very good plot,English laguage a bit slip-shod sometimes.Published 10 months ago by edith
Excellent plot which kept me guessing throughout. Jim Kelly handles the multiple lines well, and the detail is fascinating. Exciting and enthralling and atmospheric.Published 11 months ago by IgorStrav
As with the other books I have read by Kelly, there were many twists and turns in this second of the Shaw/Valentine series.
Kelly is such a good writer. Read more
Jim Kelly has a fascination with landscape, secrets, and how the past continues to haunt the present. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jl Adcock
I have read one of this authors books before and enjoyed it enough to try another. A police procedure novel set in a different sort of area.....the bleak East Coast of the UK. Read morePublished 20 months ago by E Griffith
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