High Force: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 5) by LJ Ross


Book Description:


Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you…

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend?

There’s a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus. Ryan and his team must findThe Hacker before he takes another life – but are they too late?

The clock is ticking…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

My Thoughts:

Wow! What a thrilling read this was.

The DCI Ryan series is one very much of mystery but this book definitely had more of a darker edge to it. I was well and truly gripped.

What a story line. The Hacker is a truly sick and twisted individual and I was desperate for Ryan and his team to catch him and put a stop to atrocious killings he was performing. The fact that he had taken one of the police’s own made it even more urgent.

My heart went out to poor Denise who was being held in the Hackers clutches. You could very much feel the fear and emotions that she was gong through. The way that the Hacker tries to break her down was horrible to read and I was willing all my strength to her to try and stay strong.

Poor Ryan just never seems to have an easy time of it. The Hacker escaping brings back a lot of memories that he would rather forget about and the fact that he is trying to play with Ryan and mess with his mind also is making it harder for Ryan to keep a clear head.

Even though I have enjoyed all the books in this series, I have to say that High Force for me is the best one so far. I loved the added darkness and edge to this one and it really does make for an edge of your seat read. The speed at which the story picks up towards the end was just breath taking as I literally was holding my breath to see how it was all going to end. All I will say is the whole climax was worthy of a standing ovation. Brilliant!

My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

High Force is out tomorrow and you can pre order a copy now from Amazon.

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