It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable.
The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent.
A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who?
It’s DCI Harry Virdee’s job to find out. But Harry doesn’t know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him.
Because this is personal.
First of all I have to say, please don’t make the same mistake as I did by starting this on a nighttime. Also maybe not while eating either. The opening to this story really made me cringe and ever so slightly freaked me out. It is also that blooming well great, I didn’t want to put it down.
It never seems to just rain but pours down in Harry’s world. Even if I didn’t like him, which I do, I think he is a brilliant character, you wouldn’t be able to help but feel sorry for him and wish life would give him a bit of a break once in a while. Sadly it never seems to and he seems to dig himself further into a darker hole.
Harry’s family and background always play a substantial part in this series. At times what goes on with his parental family, infuriates me. Harry and his wife have both been outcast for daring to fall in love and go against both their different cultures. It’s quite sad to see in this day and age how backward thinking some people still are. Will certainly be interested to see how things go forward in the next book in the series.
The story line had me pounding through the pages to see what awaited me with every page I turned. The killer is an extremely twisted and sadistic one, of which scared and excited me at the same time. I love seeing how Harry works and how he zones in to discovering the killers identity. He is just brilliant and also isn’t scared to bend the rules every now and again.
City of Sinners is an intense and chilling reading experience and one that I couldn’t read fast enough. This is a truly brilliant crime series that just keeps on getting better. It is very dark and very twisted, leaving you desperate for more. Am literally counting down the days until the next book is released. Fantastically gripping!
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