The brand new series from the storyline consultants to TV’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey and author of the DI Jack Dylan novels.
Charley Mann left Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career – but now she’s back, she’s in charge and the area’s first young, female DI. Her hometown, the Yorkshire countryside, and her old friends all seem unchanged, but appearances can be deceptive. When a brutal murder is discovered, Charley is forced to question everything, and the interest of her ex – reporter Danny Ray – doesn’t make it easier.
I was over the moon to hear that R.C Bridgestock had a brand new series coming out. Whilst this is another detective series, this feels quite different to the DI Jack Dylan series.
Charley, I loved. Having moved away from her home town to London to progress in her career, she finds herself back in her hometown with mixed feelings. Whilst she is great at her job and likes to do things by the book, I feel there is so much more to come from her yet.
The authors do well introducing us to this new cast of characters without detracting from the case Charley and her team are working on. The story flowed really well with no dips, keeping my interest at all times. The fact that the authors have a vast experience when it comes to police work really shows throughout and definitely learned a thing or two. Although there are some things that I would love to forget as they were a bit gruesome to say the least!
Payback is a cracker of a start to the DI Charley Mann crime series. Fans of the authors previous series are going to love this new offering by them. This felt almost darker and more sinister and boy, oh boy, I cannot wait for the next in the series! An exciting new crime series from two authors who are really making their mark in the crime fiction world.
My thanks to The Dome Press for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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