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When The Killing Starts: The Gripping DI Dylan Book Which Has Fans Asking for More (D.I. Dylan 7) Kindle Edition
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The novel opens with the team investigating the murder of a local lowlife Freddie Knapton who has been stabbed and thrown off a car park roof. While he is there Dylan gets a call to go to another murder scene where a couple, the Isaacs, have been killed and their house burned down. The novel follows Dylan as he investigates the two "stranger" murders and juggles some difficult times at home.
What a read. I am full of admiration for the Bridgestocks as they have produced a novel full of tension, sadness and complexity within the framework of procedure and legality. There are no lone wolf antics, just a rigorous investigation by professionals. You get a real sense of how the police narrow in on suspects using the slimmest of clues. It is fascinating and absorbing and it held my attention throughout. The authors take a different approach to the 2 murders. In the Knapton case the reader has no further information than the police so we are left to follow the same set of clues. In the Isaacs case the reader is told how it unfolds so we know that Declan and Damian Devlin are responsible and we watch the investigation unfold with additional knowledge. It is a long time since I have read, if ever, a novel with this dual approach and I loved it. It adds a frisson to the read and comparing the two investigations is really interesting.
I found the scenes from Dylan's home life extremely moving and very realistic. Some of them brought tears to my eyes (not an easy feat) and the whole incident is handled with extreme sensitivity. It is a masterclass in understanding.
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The Killing starts features heavily on the police procedure side of things and it so well described that as the reader I felt very much part of the investigation, the tension and feelings of urgency to solve the case added to the suspense. It was also interesting to see the effects such investigations have on the very people involved in the case. The protagonist DI Jack Dylan struggles to balance his personal life along side the demands of a very challenging job. Di Jack Dylan is a very likeable character he is tenacious, intelligent and relentless in his pursuit to catch the killers, so much so at times his job seems to come before his family and his health, as I'm sure this is the case for many DI's up and down the country.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Their best yet. Brilliant plot, wonderfully executed. I read it straight through with barely a pause for sleep ! Kept the tension up throughout. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Geraldine Evans
Five star read for those that like a good cop thriller with lots relating of forensics and team camaraderie . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rob stroud
A fast paced story with plenty of polce detail, great characters and some truly nasty crimes to solve. Another page turner in the Jack Dylan series ... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Liverbird5
Read all the DI jack books they were all brilliant hopefully there are more to come cant wait for morePublished 3 months ago by karen
Another compelling detective thriller which keeps the reader on tenterhooks throughout. The DI Jack Dylan series is a must read for all who enjoy police procedural. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great read from the R.C. Bridgestock stable. I have read all his books now and enjoyed each one.. This one I think is the best. Can not wait for the next..Published 5 months ago by J. E. Holroyd
Yet another fantastic read, saved this for my holiday , day one and really couldn't put it down until it was finished.Published 5 months ago by Cherry baby
I believe this is their best so far in the series. Gripping from beginning to end. Great storylines. Loved it.Published 5 months ago by Maggie Currie