Time to Play: a page-turning police crime thriller from from the acclaimed North East Police Series Book description:
DI Alistair McKay is still reeling from the ‘one that got away’ but when he is called to deal with a potential murder at the water side, he must put his personal worries aside.
As police diver, Marlo Buchanan, starts pulling bodies out of the water, it becomes clear that something isn’t right.
Someone is torturing young girls and dumping them in the local reservoir.
Then the body of a man is discovered and Mackay and Buchanan are pulled into the seedy underworld of human trafficking.
As the team race against the clock tensions start to run high.
Can they overcome their personal demons to work together?
And will they find the killer before he strikes again?
The team are back in the third novel from the gripping North East Police series.
Even though this is the third book in the North East Police series, they can all easily be read as stand alone’s. Each novel seems to focus on a different character and even though some from previous books will pop up, in no way do you feel like your missing out like you can with some books in a series. As it’s a great series though I do of course recommend reading them all.
Through Marlo and her colleagues, we get a closer look into what police divers actually do. It’s not very often crime books or a crime television programme will really focus on these important team members in the force, so I found it really interesting just to see how involved they are on cases and what their roles fully entail.
The main story line is human trafficking which through Elvie, a fifteen year old girl who was taken from her home and brought to England, we very much see the horrors of what awaits them here. The treatment of the girls by the people that are behind it all is really appalling and my heart really went out to them.
KA Richardson manages to create characters that really get into the readers skin. It’s almost as if they are our friends or family as they seem so real. The fact that as a reader you develop feelings for these characters just goes to show what a talented writer she is. Already I can’t wait to see who she is going to introduce us to next and to what enthralling case they could be working on.
Time To Play is yet another heart wrenching and gripping read. The crimes as well as the villains never fail to shock and horrify me. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series then why not as you are seriously missing out.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Time To Play is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.