- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 804 KB
- Print Length: 99 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (22 Mar. 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B6FMX9K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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No Comment: The Major Crimes Team - A DI Harry Evans novella Kindle Edition
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From the very beginning this book has me gripped. We are faced with a woman who is being attacked in a rather brutal way, the reasons unknown and yet it is clear that she know's why. It will take the readers the length of the novella to get to the root cause of the attack but you will be faced with clues and suppositions as the Major Crimes team investigate. As to which is the actual reason ... well you need to read to find out as I'm not going to tell you.
Although this was only a short story, the tension was kept up throughout, the mystery and intrigue none abating as I wanted to learn just what as going on. The violence was kept off the page for the most part, so for the squeamish amongst you, you have nothing to fear, but that doesn't mean that Graham Smith won't keep you on edge. He absolutely blooming well will. This isn't a story which needs to be gratuitous and the strength of the novella lies in the plotting and the team which Smith has created to support the story.
And what a team they are. While I may not have met them before, the author has done a great job of establishing character, so much so that I got a real feeling for each of them and was immediately wanting to learn more. From DC Amir Bhaki to DC Lauren Phillips, the tech savvy DS Neil Chisholm or the relatively new and not quite fully accepted Harry Evans replacement, DI Campbell, each ones individual quirks and style emanated from the page and made me want to get to know them better. But it is Harry Evans who you want to know the most. He's old school, hard hitting, not quite able to retire, not quite willing to follow protocol. A flawed protagonist and although my introduction was brief, I loved getting to know a bit more about him, And Tripod. I really love Tripod. Sounds like my kind of dog.
The writing in this novella is tight, all driving the action onward at a perfect speed, with no ounce of fat or wasted paragraphs to be found. I raced through it, almost disappointed that it wasn't longer to be fair, and I can tell already this is a series I need to catch up on. I have the next release ready and waiting for me, so I can't wait to make a start on it. If you've never met Harry and Co before, then this could be a great place to start. But then why not go back to the beginning. From what I've seen here, you're in for one heck of a treat. Brilliant stuff.
No Comment opens with a rather distressing chapter; it’s brutal but I’ve come to expect that from Mr Smith, particularly after his previous Evans novel I Know Your Secret. There was definitely wincing going on as the extent of Julie’s injuries were revealed! But as the story develops, we start to see different sides of the team. Amir Bhaki comes into his own with this investigation and hard man Harry shows a more vulnerable side after the heartbreak he’s suffered over the series and now his enforced retirement, losing the job he loves and lives for. With Harry out the office, Campbell is now determined to get the respect of the team that his predecessor had and eradicate the shortcuts (aka bad habits) that previously allowed.
This is a short read at only 99 pages but it is action packed and you definitely don’t have much time to catch your breathe as the team explore every avenue of investigation. Graham Smith has a way of writing that puts you right there in the midst of the action. You can read this novella as a stand alone but to fully appreciate the some of the references, you really do need to go back and read the series from the start.
I have to say I love returning to Cumbria and the world of Harry Evans. The series gets better each time and I wait with great anticipation for each instalment. And I can not wait for the upcoming When The Waters Recede!!!
We are taken right into the nitty gritty of things with the attack on Julia Simon. Well from that point on the author had me hook, line and sinker!
I love how the author in each book lets one of the team take the lead and lets them shine. This time it’s the turn of Bhaki and was good to get to know him and his role in the team better. He is quite young so still has a bit to learn but that’s where Harry comes in as he is very much a mentor still to most of them.
The author certainly weaves a truly gripping story leaving me not knowing what to expect. No way could I have envisioned the twists and turns that were about to hit me. I loved that even in a novella the author still manages to satisfy my every need that I would expect from a full length story but within a novella.
No Comment was yet another brilliant read from the author. Quick, gritty with shocks and surprises galore that left me feeling like an emotional wreck by the end. I loved that I felt so many emotions and is definitely the sign of a great writer.
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Wow oh wow considering No Comment is a short Story it certainly packs a punch.Read more