Cold Case (DI Sally Parker thriller Book 3) by M A Comley @Melcom1


Book Description:

DI Sally Parker has been handed a ten-year-old cold case. However, the victim, Aisha Thomas, isn’t just a member of the public–she’s a serving police officer’s wife.

During the original investigation, the suspects disappeared before they could be questioned. Now fresh evidence has been uncovered, proving the two suspects to be innocent. Sally has to start over at the beginning. She uncovers a few surprises that were either overlooked. . . or purposefully ignored by the original investigator.

When the case threatens Sally’s fledgling romantic relationship with pathologist Simon Bracknall, she begins to suspect someone is determined to hinder her chance at happiness–as well as solving Aisha’s murder.

Is Sally getting close to revealing the killer or has she stumbled across something even more sinister? 

My Thoughts:

Even though there is a bit of Sally’s past that plays a part in this novel, I think the author gives the reader plenty of background so that if you were to pick this book up without having read the previous two in the series, it wouldn’t matter. For me I personally think it reads easily as a stand alone.

The story starts with a shocking crime that happened ten years previously, then the author takes us straight to the present where Sally is called upon to look back into the case as the murderer was never found.

Not only has Sally and her team have their hands full investigating the case, Sally has some issues of her own to contend with.

I actually really enjoyed seeing the blossoming romance between Sally and Simon. It’s something that is usually lacking in a crime series and for once it’s good to see a main character have a bit of happiness in their life. Don’t worry it’s nothing like Mill’s & Boon’s stuff but  it did remind me of the Alex Cross series as his personal life was always a big part of the series also.

Cold Case is a page turner of a read that had a totally unexpected outcome. I love how the author always manages to keep something up her sleeve to shock and surprise her readers. Only problem is that the author always leaves me desperate for more as I just can’t get enough of her books.

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

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

Cold Case is out tomorrow and available to purchase from Amazon.



  1. You are so true, we don’t often get a bit of romance in crime stories, and I am glad it fits this book. I like the idea of a policeman’s wife as a victim as it raises many questions and gives room to plenty of assumptions different than the usual cases! Great review!

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