No Name Lane by Howard Linskey


Book Description:

The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over sixty years ago.

Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the North-East. Out of favour Detective Constable Ian Bradshaw struggles to find any leads – and fears that the only thing this investigation will unravel is himself.

Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham. Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper. Together, they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever.

When a body is found, it’s not the latest victim but a decades-old corpse. Secrets buried for years are waiting to be found, while in the present-day an unstoppable killer continues to evade justice…

My Thoughts:

No Name Lane is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last!

This is the first book which follows DC Ian Bradshaw and journalist Tom Carney. I have to say I love the idea of a story of a copper and a journalist, as reading many crime novels, they certainly don’t seem to have the best of relationships. It certainly makes for some interesting as well as entertaining reading.

The storyline of a serial killer who kills young girls as well as a cold case certainly made it a gripping and intense read. The story tends to jump around a bit, going from past and present as well as different characters but the author has done it in such a way that it is easy to keep up with and it felt like he was almost teasing me by revealing a bit more, then I would have to wait until it got back to that character again to find out more. I have to say he played it very well to make sure that he had my full attention at all times.

The main characters have their flaws but they kind of attach themselves on you, so much so that I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the next book.

No Name Lane is a great new crime series that is highly enjoyable and I struggled to put down. It starts of steady and picks up speed until I was hurtling towards the end and the discovery of the killers. It certainly had my heart beating that bit faster and I had to have a few minutes breather after finishing it to calm back down as I had been so caught up in it all.

Great read.

Many thanks to Jenny at Penguin Random House UK for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

No Name Lane is available to purchase from Amazon.

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