Flesh Evidence: a heart-stopping crime thriller by Malcolm Hollingdrake


Book Description:

An explosive, edge of your seat, crime thriller

In Harrogate things are about to get weird.

Jars of honey containing pieces of tattooed flesh are the first clue in the search for the whereabouts of a missing fourteen-year-old boy. Then another boy goes missing and further jars of honey are discovered.

Serial kidnappings taking place in Harrogate and the culprit is unlike any other Bennett has dealt with before.

A number of leads seem to be going nowhere and the police are running out of time.

Can Bennett and his team catch a psychopath before any more damage is done?

This will be his toughest case yet.


Book 1: Only The Dead

Book 2: Hell’s Gate

My Thoughts:

Flesh Evidence is the third book in the DCI Cyril Bennett series and boy! what a book. It can easily be read as a stand alone but as it’s a great series would recommend reading them all.

I really have to take my hat off to the author for this brilliant story line. It literally grabbed me by the collar and sent me hurdling full speed through the book.

The case that Bennett finds himself working on has got to be one of the strangest that they have had so far. The tattooed flesh in jars of honey had me cringing and I don’t think I will ever be able to pick another jar up without fully inspecting it’s contents first after reading this book.

Having a fourteen year old son myself I have to admit I think the story line hit me even harder as I could really relate to the parents of the missing boys and it did make me quite emotional. I think the fact that the victims are young boys has Bennett and the team really on edge and work even harder to find the culprit before anymore boys are taken.

The author kept me guessing through out as to who was behind it all and I loved the twisted journey that he took me on into finding out who it was. Totally gripping stuff.

Flesh Evidence for me is without a doubt the best book in the series so far. The fact that this series, with each book, seems to get better and stronger, leaves me even more excited as to what could possibly be in store in the next one.

A series which is a must read for crime fans.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

Flesh Evidence is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.

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