Wednesday 23 October 2019

Guest Review: High Force by L J Ross

Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you…

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend?

There’s a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus. Ryan and his team must find The Hacker before he takes another life – but are they too late?

The clock is ticking…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

Review: This is book five in the DCI Ryan mysteries series from LJ Ross. It follows on directly from where book four finished, and I would recommend reading that book first; but then, I am enjoying all of this series, and would suggest reading all the books in order anyway.

One of DCI Ryan’s team of detectives, DI Denise MacKenzie, has been abducted by the serial killer known as The Hacker, who has made a spectacular escape from his high security jail. Although fearing that she may already have been murdered, the team must use all the clues they have at their disposal to trace Denise. Meanwhile, the killer leaves a trail of death and destruction over the area in his obsession to have his revenge on Ryan, who had been responsible for his original capture and conviction. Even when the trail appears to have petered out, the detectives continue to dig, but can they unravel the mystery of The Hacker’s motivation and whereabouts before it’s too late?

This was a marvellously thrilling story. The author keeps you guessing right to the last page as to the outcome. I always find her stories really gripping, as you feel that nobody is safe; anyone could be the next victim. Once again in this story, the reader is treated to a bonus in the form of wonderful descriptions of the rugged Northumbrian landscape, this time including the impressive High Force waterfall of the book’s title, where it reaches its electrifying finale. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a good mystery, but be prepared for some pretty violent scenes.

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