What DCI Piper dredges up when investigating the cold case of Terrence Whittaker’s disappearance is unexpected and unwelcome – especially when it links to a current missing persons case.
Charlie Bell’s only goal in life is ending the tyranny of the Mansel-Jones crime family.
While Ariadne Teddington recovers after a car crash, her missing brother’s case is reopened, and a past she has always struggled to deal with comes back to haunt her.
Finding the new lodger isn’t who she was expecting makes life a rollercoaster she can’t get off.
What will it take to get a criminal locked down for once and for all?
Can the present overcome the past?
And can any of them afford the price?
Locked Down is the third book in the Locked trilogy and as it pretty much picks up from where the second novel finished, I would advise reading them in order.
I wasn’t quite sure where the author would go next with Ari and Charlie. Either way I wasn’t expecting the roller coaster of a ride she took me on. I did like how we are taken into looking into a cold case for Ari’s younger brother who went missing as a child. There is something always really fascinating about cold cases and this one in particular was very intresting.
The story goes along at a steady pace and then wham! Oh my! It is hard to know just what to say as I really don’t want to give to much away. The story certainly picks up a few notches and my emotions were all over the place. I have to admit one certain part of the story was so hard to read and probably not for the faint hearted, but it was fairly brief of which I am grateful to the author for. It certainly made me squirm though.
Locked Down is a commendable third book in the Locked trilogy. By the end of the book my heart was racing and I was an emotional wreck. I enjoyed the blend of Ari and Charlie as well as the police playing a bigger part in this novel. It really makes for an engaging read that I struggled to put down.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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After being made redundant in 2012, GB started taking her life-long passion for writing more seriously and looking to sell her work. Specialising in complex, fast-paced crime novels, she started writing the Locked Series in 2014, and now completes the trilogy.
GB was shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition with the story Last Shakes, now available in Last Cut Casebook. She is also a feature writer and comic book reviewer. Crime novels are her stock in trade, but she has had success with Steampunk novels and short stories in various genres.
Originally from Kent, GB moved to South Wales as a supposed first step on a year around the world. Then she met a guy. Kept the guy, kissed the travel goodbye. Knowing that the best way to travel is by book anyway, she has always read, always written. GB now has two grown-up children, the world’s most imperious cat, a house full of books and a hard drive full of manuscripts (though some will never be allowed out of a locked basement).