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Middle-class parents Victoria and Nicholas Foulkes are distraught when their children are kidnapped against Nicholas’ gambling debts. Penniless and desperate the couple turn to crime as a way to raise the ransom.Hot on their heels is recently bereaved DI Harry Evans and his Major Crimes team. Evans is fighting against enforced retirement and his replacement – DI John Campbell – is foisted upon him along with other cases. If he must leave the police then he wants one last big case before he goes.In a race against time Victoria and Nicholas must evade the police while continuing to add to the ransom fund. If they don’t pay up on time the kidnappers have threatened to amputate their children’s limbs with an oxy-acetylene torch.Can they save their children before time runs out?
What a bloody great book this was! A great introduction to D.I. Harry Evans and his Major Crimes team. I have read some of Graham’s previous books but never any of his Harry Evans series.
Graham can really write a story and really drag you along with him. If you have never read anything by Graham you could do know no worse than start with this book. I think you will soon add him to your list of favourite authors! The first few sentences will grab you by the throat and you will be hooked.
Victoria and Nicholas’s children are kidnapped when Nicholas gets himself into trouble when he has run up gambling debts and they have to resort to crime to pay his debts. This puts a strain on their marriage . The only thing holding them together is the fact that their children’s lives are stake! They will be tortured and then killed if Nicholas does not pay his debts.
This is a debut novel and what a great debut it is! The story is brilliant and Graham’s writing is of a quality that the reader will enjoy. I urge you to read this book as you will enjoy it and you will look forward to reading more by this author.
This book is as fast paced and gritty read that will have you on the edge of your seat then this is the one for you!
Thanks to Graham Smith for the story and Anne Cater for the Blog Tour and the invite. I urge you once again to read this book.
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