Dark Skies by LJ Ross @LJRoss_author


Book Description:

Beware what lies beneath…

One fateful, starry night, three friends embark on a secret camping trip but only two return home. Thirty years later, the body of a teenage boy rises from the depths of England’s biggest reservoir and threatens to expose a killer who has lain dormant…until now. 

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan returns from honeymoon to face danger from all sides. In the depths of Kielder Forest, a murderer has escaped justice before and will do anything to protect the secrets of the past. Meanwhile, back at Northumbria CID, an old foe has taken the helm as Superintendent and is determined to destroy Ryan at any cost. 

Who will prevail in Ryan’s most dangerous case yet?

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

My Thoughts:

Dark Skies is the seventh book in the DCI Ryan series. I would personally recommend reading at least the last couple of books to get full enjoyment from this one.

After finishing Cragside, I couldn’t wait to read the next one as I was very interested to see how things would work out with Lucas, Ryan’s new boss, someone from his past. If my dislike wasn’t enough for Lucas in the brief time I knew them in Cragside, it certainly grew to be more in Dark Side. I really felt every much as frustrated as Ryan with some of the orders she was giving and boy did I want to give her a good slap.

You can’t help but be drawn in to the wonderful scenery within these pages. I know it’s a crime book and there are murders, but what a fabulous setting and I’m sure I probably mention it in every review of these books but it truly is fabulous and makes me want to jump in my car and see it all for myself.

The finding of a body and working out who it is, is probably the easiest part of this case. From there on in, it becomes a game of cat and mouse trying to lure the murderer out. To get away with it for numerous years though it certainly makes it very difficult for Ryan and his team, especially with Lucas being at the helm.

Another brilliant book in an unmissable crime series. Gripping from the off, I struggled to put it down and read in two sittings. Can’t wait for more!

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.

Dark Skies is out today and available to purhcase from Amazon.

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