Sacrifice (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 2) Paperback – 18 Jul 2013
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“Edge-of-the-seat reading…Heck is formidable – a British Alex Cross.” THE SUN
“Wonderfully dark and peppered with grim humour. Finch is a born storyteller and writes with the authentic voice of the ex-copper he is.” PETER JAMES
"An ingenious and original plot. Compulsive reading.” RACHEL ABBOTT
“A deliciously twisted and fiendish set of murders and a great pairing of detectives.” STAV SHEREZ
“Avon’s big star…part edge-of-the-seat, part hide-behind-the-sofa! An excellent series.” THE BOOKSELLER
“An explosive thriller that will leave you completely hooked on Heck.” WE LOVE THIS BOOK
About the Author
Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of film, audio drama and children's animation. He is also well known for his work in the thriller and horror fields.
Paul lives in Lancashire, with his wife Catherine and his children, Eleanor and Harry. His website can be found at: www.paulfinch-writer.blogspot.com
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Top Customer Reviews
Well written, very imaginative crimes, extremely thoroughly described, left me with tremendous sympathy for the victims and revulsion towards the killer(s). Very exciting climax. Looking out for his next book.
WOW! I loved this book, I loved the characters and I loved the fast-paced action. The book just keeps making you have to guess what will happen next and I found myself wanting to turn the page to find out what was going to happen next. I have to say I enjoyed the last quarter of the book more than the rest, but all was thoroughly enjoyable, as it had the most action and more suspense.
I found myself gasping out loud towards the end, I can assure you I got a few concerned stares from the people around me because of it, and I was feeling sorry for what poor Claire had to endure. I love Heck, he has to be my favourite character in the book, and his constant perseverance of wanting to solve the case even if it means risking his own life, his great love and support for his fellow colleagues and the way he tries to always show them the positive side of things is admirable.
The description of the action was just perfect, not too shallow but not overwhelming, just the right amount. Throughout the book I actually found certain parts slightly scary, like not nightmare scary but scary enough for a book. The intensity of it all was actually quite overwhelming but it was by no means a negative characteristic of the book.
The cliffhanger was done very well and now I can't wait until the next book comes out to find out what case Heck will have to solve next.
I would definitely recommend this series to anybody who ever asks me for a book recommendation!
If ever a book screamed movie it is this one. Paul Finch's background as a scriptwriter for the Bill and horror movies, his other horror stories in the small press and elsewhere, his actual experience as a Police Officer all come together in this book.
Paul can do subtle, but this is "Cape Wrath" Paul Finch and not "All Hallows." There are some very visual shocks in the first half. Too extreme really for my tastes. I prefer it when we get into the realistic Police work - even if it is a bit too "Life on Mars" for today's standards. The finale however is gloriously dramatic and cinematic.
Who to play the parts?
Gemma - Amanda Redman or Tamzin Outhwaite - Too obvious?
Heck - Philip Glenister - Ken Stott? Perhaps Tom Cruise would like it
Claire - mmmmm....
This is good, but there is a better DS Heckenberg yet to come..
If you like fast paced tales that deliver on both content and story you'll love this book. Like the first it is gripping, brilliantly told and really draws you in.
Another brilliant book from Paul Finch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My wife read the book leading up to sacrifice and loved it. i am sure that she will love this too. She rarely reads.Published 11 days ago by Mr. C. Jones
Gripping story line, gets you from the moment you pick it up,Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Just discovered Paul Finch and really enjoying. My preference is for American crime (Lee Child, Robert Crais) but Finch is good on a) pace b) violent action and c) gory details,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aidan Walker
Finch's Heckenburg stories are usually as well written, original and gripping as any detective novels on the market. This another fantastic story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S A Smith
An excellent follow up to Stalkers. I'm rapidly becoming addicted to Heck. A series of murders occur on various annual feast days. Each one has the hallmark of that particular day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chris scargill
Another fantastic crime thriller with mavrick cop Mark Heckenburg.Published 3 months ago by disco diva
Looking forward to reading this and can't wait if his others are anything to go by. Great author and great price. Win win for me and arrived promptly.Published 4 months ago by Wendy Evans