Dark City (Nick Harland British Detective Series Book 4) By Bill Carson


Book Description:

A must read for all those who like to sit uncomfortably on the edge of their seats.

Dark City is the fourth book in the Nick Harland detective series. In this one we follow him on his most perplexing and disturbing case to date, as he tracks down a serial killer from the past.
The book begins with an elderly man being released from prison, after serving seventeen years for a double murder. A few days after his release a young woman is snatched from outside a London pub.

The police seem to be dragging their heels, so the family of the missing girl call on the services of the tough, uncompromising ex murder squad detective, turned Private Investigator, Nick Harland. During his initial investigation another girl suddenly goes missing, he then gets a tip off that Charles Thorpe had just been released from prison. Nick knows the killer, as he was the detective who put him behind bars when he was a detective in the murder squad. And so the hunt is now on for Thorpe, and Nick will not rest until Thorpe is found, and he promises that Thorpe will pay the ultimate price for his crimes this time around.

Much more can’t be revealed, as it would give too much of the exciting plot away.
This is a fast paced dark and gritty story, packed with hard hitting action, highs and lows, intrigue and tension. This story has characters, that are good, and sometimes very, very bad. Dark City is crime noir in the truest sense.

My Thoughts:

Dark City is the fourth book in the Nick Harland series and in my opinion also the best.

I have enjoyed all the books in the series so far but the author in Dark City has really upped his game in this one.

It certainly makes for a dark and gritty read. Nick has to be one of the most straight talking men you will ever meet. He tells it as it is and he certainly doesn’t take any rubbish from anyone.

There is also an underlying sense of dark humour in parts of this book which I really enjoyed especially as a lot of the story makes for a very sombre read.

The author certainly does not hold any punches with this storyline and is definitely one of the darkest to date which had me going through a mixture of emotions and certainly did not end in the way I expected it to.

A great series of books that make for a very entertaining read.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Dark City is available to purchase from Amazon

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