The Major Crimes Team – Volume 1:Lines Of Enquiry By Graham Smith


Book Description:

The Cumbria Major Crimes team is under immense pressure to
get results. DCI Harry Evans and his subordinates, DS Neil
Chisholm, DC Lauren Phillips and DC Amir Bhaki must juggle cases
while tragedy stalks them. Up in Glasgow, DI John Campbell is
preparing to replace Evans, whose renegade ways have brought
enforced retirement.
Together they must investigate a man killed in his own home, a
vigilante group chasing a suspected paedophile, a river dammed
for no obvious reason and a woman whose cries of ‘wolf’ turn to
‘rape’. Meanwhile DC Phillips goes undercover off the books

My Thought’s:

The Major Crimes Team is a relatively short book but what it lacks in pages it more than makes up for in content.

The book is made up of short stories that introduces us to the main characters of the team. I think the authors idea behind this debut novel is quite ingenious. Many times a story can get bogged down with information of the characters that it detracts from the story itself, this way with The Major Crimes Team in each story one person is the main character so we get to learn more about them and the way they work. This way when the reader reads Snatched From Home (which is the first in the D.I Harry Evans series) the readers will benefit from having more understanding of the characters.

Even though the book is made up of short stories the stories are still packed with lots of true to life scenarios and jaw dropping twists that the reader doesn’t see coming.

Through the stories I discovered my favourite characters were D.I Harry Evans and DC Lauren Phillips. For me their personalities were stronger and I felt more drawn to them than the others.

The Major Crimes Team has given me a great insight into what I can expect from this author and I’ve got to say I am excited by what I have read so far.

I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.

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