Bring Her Back by Chris Merritt @bookouture @DrCJMerritt

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Book Description:

As he watches his daughter turn the corner and out of sight, he hears the shots. He’d know that sound anywhere. He shouts her name. Silence. All he can do is run.

It’s been five years since Detective Zac Boateng’s daughter was murdered. Her killer was never found. Now Zac is back working for the Metropolitan Police, more determined than ever to bring the city’s killers to justice. 

When a man is found brutally murdered in a rundown south London shop, all fingers point to the highly intelligent and manipulative Darian Wallace. He’s just been released, and two years ago the victim helped send him to prison. 

Still grieving, Zac knows it will take everything he’s got to catch this dangerously clever killer. But just as he feels he’s getting closer, he realises all is not quite as it seems and makes a devastating personal discovery. 

Zac has a choice to make – risk letting this killer escape or watch his daughter’s murderer get away again…

My Thoughts:

What an opening to a story! We start off with events surrounding Zac’s daughter’s death. My heart was literally in my mouth and I couldn’t wait to turn those pages to see what was going to happen next.

I love how we get to see quite a bit of Zac’s home life. I mean how do you get over the loss of a child? You don’t obviously but it was good to see how not only it has affected him, but his wife and his son also. They are all trying to come to terms with it in their own way, some better than others. What I really loved is how solid his marriage is. Yes Zac has his demons but he is lucky to have a supportive wife of which isn’t always the case in detective novels.

It’s hard to say too much about this story without giving to much of the plot away. I liked how the case Zac works on takes a corner that makes for a tense and emotional read for not only Zac, but the reader also.

Bring Her Back is a brilliant start to a new crime series. The story literally hits the ground running and the tension and pace didn’t let up until the end. Only problem is, it has left me desperate for the next one. Luckily for me as it is already out, I don’t have to wait too long before I read it. An addictive, page turner of a read.

Bring Her Back is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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