Blogtour – Thursday 11th July
For those of you who follow my blog, you will know that my last post was a review that I wrote for the first book in this series, written by Dan Laughey, the link for which can be found here.
I told you all how much I loved this first book; it was gritty, thrilling and left me wanting more with the delectable cliff-hanger at the end. I left a 5 star review and ran head first into the 2nd book, hoping to the find answers to all the mysteries within the pages. I enjoyed being re-acquainted with D.I Carl Sant, the leading investigator who is out to solve all of the pieces to the cases that are currently plaguing him. We dive deeper into this story and I read eagerly as drama, tension and suspense tumbled together creating a fantastic, well written story; one that had my heart beating fast and my head reeling.
As always, I must thank the wonderful people who have invited me on this tour! Big thanks go the wonderful Blog Host, Rachel of Rachels Random Resources – www.rachelsrandomresources.com
And an author who is quickly becoming one of my favourites, Dan Laughey – https://twitter.com/danlaughey
I want to bellow quite loud about this book, but I really don’t want to give any spoilers away. This book was as intense and intriguing as the first and I was not disappointed when I read the final pages.
Before I get more into my review, lets have a bit about the author.
About the Author
Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.
Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.
His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.
He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.
All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
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About the Book
An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.
A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front.
Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all – before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.
Will we ever find Chloe?
I loved every page turn in this book, just as much as the first one. I read with greed as Sant and his colleagues in the police department created a fighting force, one which was paramount in finding out the answers to some of the cases that they were covering. There is believable determination between the characters, and the dialogue and dynamics helped to create people that were believable and likeable.
The twists and turns made for amazing reading and I came away feeling satisfied as we sped closer to the ending. The pace was brilliantly handled and my attention was held by the many mysterious links, which were expertly threaded together creating a fantastic read! I was a fan of Sant’s in the first book and I loved him just as much in this next instalment.
My only disappointment was knowing that currently there aren’t any further books. I would love to see more from D I Sant, and I hope that Dan Laughey takes heed of this. Brilliant writing, Brilliant story and superb characters! One fantastic book series….I highly recommend.
Brilliant, from the first page of book 1, all the way through to the final page of book 2. I look forward to reading more from Dan Laughey.
Rating – 5 out of 5!
If you like what you have read, and would like to read more from the other bloggers on this tour, please check out their blogs below.
Thanks for stopping by guys!
I look forward to seeing you very soon.