The Toy Taker (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 3) (Di Sean Corrigan 3) Hardcover – 13 Feb 2014
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‘The feeling of being at the heart of a police investigation seeps from every page’ Daily Mail
f you haven’t made Sean Corrigan’s acquaintance yet, don’t worry. This is as good a place to start as any. Jump in, make yourself at home, but remember to turn the heating up, as this is chilling crime at its best.’ Crime Review
‘Luke Delaney knows the London crime scene like the back of his hand and uses this inside knowledge to the full’ The Times
Praise for Luke Delaney:
‘A striking debut from a former Murder Squad Detective, Delaney is not his real name, but there is no doubt about his inside knowledge and ability to convey it’ Daily Mail
‘A confident, aggressive and very promising debut by a former Met detective’ The Times
‘An authentic voice on how the police operate with a stone-cold killer striking randomly around London … scary authenticity’ The Sun
About the Author
Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He later joined CID where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.
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It's boring, repetitive and hardly thrilling. Corrigan is a disorientated person, searching for someone to show him the way to solve the crimes. He even resorts to a priest to point him in the right direction.
Meanwhile, the kidnapper of small children is busy talking to his dead wife and, of course, God so we have pages upon pages of this very disturbed person's dialogue with non-existant forces. Sad, really.
The kidnapper carefully and expertly enters houses at night and abducts the child. In the first case, we are given a detailed scenario as he goes about his business. This is fine, we begin to see the man is at least good at something. However, we have the same detailed picture of every other kidnapping. You can skip pages and carry on where you left off, only to be met with more pages of dialogue with God.
As for Corrigan, he does his own thing, though not very well. Why he believes himself capable of visualising the inner mind of the criminal is at odds with the results. Any half-decent detective could have solved this case halfway through the book. Instead Corrigan swoops on a rather vile man feeling that htis is the kidnapper. He isn't and when finally we reach the rather soft finale, there is no mention of the original chappie and the part he is supposed to have played in the story.
Oh, then there's the AC Addis, Corrigan's boss.Read more ›
What a disappointment , he appears to have changed from a winning formula , to a plodding frankly ludicrous plot .
The police are useless and by the end I just wanted to be finished with it .
I will be very wary about buying any more Luke Delaney books!
Sean seems to have lost some of his intuitive reasoning powers possibly due to his burgeoning feelings for Anna. His wife Kate still has hopes of the family moving to New Zealand.
In this novel we also learn more about Sean's troubled childhood. All in all a good read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This author just keeps getting better and better, a real page turner, characters that you care and want to know more about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Really enjoyed this book. The first one of Luke delaney's I have read. Will definately read more of his books.Published 2 months ago by sandi serby