When a single mother, Julie Simon, is found in her kitchen with a stab wound to her stomach, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the case. Under the supervision of DI Campbell and with advice from his former DI, Harry Evans, DC Amir Bhaki fights to discover who assaulted an innocent woman and left her with life-threatening injuries.
Nothing is as it first appears and when the team looks into Julie’s life they uncover a hidden sex-life that may just hold the key to the identity of her attacker.
No Comment follows on from where the last book in the series finishes. The author has given plenty of background though so I really believe that readers will not feel like they are missing out if they haven’t read any other books in the series. As it is a great series though you are seriously missing out if you don’t read them.
We are taken right into the nitty gritty of things with the attack on Julia Simon. Well from that point on the author had me hook, line and sinker!
I love how the author in each book lets one of the team take the lead and lets them shine. This time it’s the turn of Bhaki and was good to get to know him and his role in the team better. He is quite young so still has a bit to learn but that’s where Harry comes in as he is very much a mentor still to most of them.
The author certainly weaves a truly gripping story leaving me not knowing what to expect. No way could I have envisioned the twists and turns that were about to hit me. I loved that even in a novella the author still manages to satisfy my every need that I would expect from a full length story but within a novella.
No Comment was yet another brilliant read from the author. Quick, gritty with shocks and surprises galore that left me feeling like an emotional wreck by the end. I loved that I felt so many emotions and is definitely the sign of a great writer.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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About Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
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