DS Lasser spends his days patrolling the run down streets of a northern town. When the butchered body of a local boy turns up in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the town,Lasser finds himself in a race against time as he tries to unlock the secrets that bind two families,as blackmail and murder reach out from the past to ensnare the innocent as well as the guilty.
The Needle House is the first book in the DS Lasser series.
I think for most detectives finding themselves on quite a big murder case it probably has them feeling a whole array of emotions, but for Lasser it seems to put a spring in his step.
Usually it takes me a while to really warm to a new detective but I actually took to Lasser pretty much straight away. I like the way he works and I could tell he is definitely one of the good guys that cares. I do think he is a bit of a dark horse though and I am sure that throughout the series the reader will get to know more about him and what makes him tick.
The actual storyline is quite a dark and gruesome one. From a boy going missing, I certainly did not expect the lies and the horror that was going to be presented to me through out the chapters.
The author is quite descriptive in his writing, which it did make the story feel slightly longer than most crime novels that I usually read but I actually found that it added a something extra to some parts of the story. It just seemed to help me visualise the eeriness and horror that surrounded the Needle house in particular.
Will certainly be reading more of the series .
With thanks to Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity & Reviews and the author as I won an e copy of this book in a give away on Maxine’s Facebook page.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Needle House is available to purchase from Amazon.