- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1905 KB
- Print Length: 414 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (11 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CGBC70G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 539 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Worth Killing For (A DI Fenchurch Novel Book 2) Kindle Edition
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
About the Author
Ed James writes crime fiction novels. His Scott Cullen series features a young Edinburgh detective constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he’s desperate to climb. Worth Killing For is the second novel in his latest series, set on the gritty streets of East London and featuring DI Simon Fenchurch. Formerly an IT manager, Ed began writing on planes, trains and automobiles to fill his weekly commute to London. He now writes full-time and lives in East Lothian, Scotland, with his girlfriend and a menagerie of rescued animals.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
'Worth Killing For' starts off with D.I. Fenchurch witnessing the murder of a young woman by a hoodlum on a bicycle and giving chase to the perpetrator. However, is the person he finally captures the person who committed the crime? And, what was the motive behind the killing, was it a simple mobile phone theft that went too far? Following this explosive opening, the story follows the police investigation into the crime and it is not long before we discover that things are not as straight forward as they initially appear.
There are loads of twists and turns as the plot unfolds. While the story starts a little slowly (reflecting no doubt what happens in a real life case during the 'data gathering' phase), it soon picks up pace and tension. The action takes place in London, using some really interesting locations that are described so clearly it is easy to visualise yourself 'at the scene'.
There is a myriad of characters, which complicates the reading of this tale as some of the characters use aliases rather than their real names. Some of the characters appear a little stereotyped, which I found a tad disappointing. I must admit I tired of hearing about what the police officers were eating and/or drinking whenever they stopped for a meal or coffee break. I also wasn't fully convinced about the continuing story-line about the disappearance of D.I. Fenchurch's daughter some ten years earlier (sad and devastating as it no doubt would be). I also could not fully believe how D.I. Fenchurch could continually ignore orders from his superiors and be allowed to just carry on 'doing his own thing' in the pursuit of the investigation. However, these quibbles aside, I really enjoyed the complications arising from the necessary involvement of other police departments and the territorial turf wars and political machinations that result; they certainly add a degree of authenticity to the story.
So, if you enjoy police procedural crime thrillers containing authentic and credible plots, loads of twists and turns and a large cast of characters, then I think you will find this novel definitely worth reading.
I will still be buying the next in the series, so it shouldn't put you off too much.
There is a certain authenticity to the story: the places are real, and the procedures are based on reality, although Simon Fenchurch is not someone who follows the rules. I won't spoil the story by repeating it, but it certainly kept me up half the night wanting to know what happened next! If this was a TV series I'd be watching from behind a cushion.
Fenchurch seems to be an ignorant maverick who doesn't fit in and hates everybody who disagrees with his views. Like book 1, this starts OK but gets increasingly complex and unbelievable until it is just ..... stupid. Not sure if I'll read book 3.
Fenchurch still hears loud drumming in his head, and still scoffs burritos even for breakfast. He's a loose cannon when it comes to the investigation, says he's sick to death with people who make excuses, but makes plenty of them himself. And he's at permanent loggerheads with the other DI on the team, Mulholland, who tries to make him look bad at every possible opportunity. She is one person who comes across as a drama queen, always flinging her scarf about. And all that pouting makes her look like a petulant 5 year old. She could really do with a good slap!
I hope that the 'Chloe' storyline isn't going to drag on like Roy Grace's missing wife Sandy, but no doubt more will be revealed in the next book.
Top international reviews
Definitely like the "normal" style of policing depicted as against the sensationalised American characters and policing of other authors.
Sure to engage the readers and certainly recommended.