Trophies: a gripping detective thriller (The Wakefield Series Book 1) by David Evans


Book Description:

From the CWA Debut Dagger Shortlisted Novelist comes an extraordinary crime novel that everyone is raving about.

When DI Colin Strong interviews a suspect on suspicion of handling stolen goods he’s convinced he’s heard their voice before. Nearly 25 years ago the tape of Wearside Jack taunted West Yorkshire Police and his suspect fits the profile.
Then the body of a known burglar shows up and a mysterious metal case is discovered at the scene.
Strong turns to his close friend, journalist Bob Souter, and embarks on an awkward alliance to probe areas he is unable to explore.
As the murder suspects start to disappear Strong must discover just who the shadowy figure inciting fear and panic amongst those he encounters is.
Strong wants to bring a murderer to justice and Souter is hungry for a story.
Who will get to the truth first and can their friendship remain intact?

Trophies is the first book in The Wakefield Series.

My Thoughts:

I was actually lucky enough to read Torment which is the next in the series to this one first, I loved it that much that I headed straight off to Amazon to buy this one.

The author has cleverly written the story around a real life crime which really makes the story feel all that more real. Everyone has heard of The Yorkshire Ripper, and his crimes were very much frontline news and it is something that is still talked about even today, many years later. The fact that the story is all set in Yorkshire, mainly Leeds and Wakefield, brings it even more to home for me as it’s where I live.

The story features DI Colin Strong and journalist Bob Souter. Both men know each other from old and end up working together to solve the case. Both characters are likeable and it is nice to see the companionship that they have.

Trophies is a great introduction to a dynamic duo that shows how good the investigative skills of both journalists as well as the police are. Usually journalists and the police don’t get on so it’s nice to have a change from the norm and see them working along side each other nicely.

It is certainly an intriguing read that held my interest throughout and kept me guessing right up until the end. Great read and very much recommended.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Trophies: a gripping detective thriller (The Wakefield Series Book 1) is available to purchase from Amazon.

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