‘This is high quality crime writing’ A A Dhand
The second dark and twisted thriller in the Avison Fluke series by M. W. Craven, the acclaimed author of The Puppet Show.
Investigating how a severed hand ends up on the third green of a Cumbrian golf course is not how Detective Inspector Avison Fluke has planned to spend his Saturday. So when a secret protection unit from London swoops in quoting national security, he’s secretly pleased.
But trouble is never far away. A young woman arrives at his lakeside cabin with a cryptic message: a code known to only a handful of people and it forces Fluke back into the investigation he’s only just been barred from.
In a case that will change his life forever, Fluke immerses himself in a world of New Age travellers, corrupt cops and domestic extremists. Before long he’s alienated his entire team, has been arrested under the Terrorism Act – and has made a pact with the Devil himself. But a voice has called out to him from beyond the grave. And Fluke is only getting started…
Body Breaker is the second novel in the DI Avison Fluke series. The author gives you enough background in this book so that it isn’t essential to have read Born In A Burial Gown which is the first before reading this. As it’s a cracker of a novel though, I suggest you read both.
It was great to catch up with Fluke again as well as Towler who I have to admit is becoming a personal favourite of mine. Fluke still hasn’t been driven out of his fabulous log cabin which will have most readers envious of this home in a wonderful setting. He is having to try and juggle his work with his personal life. He is very set in his ways and is finding it a big adjustment sharing his home with someone.
Towler, what can I say, he is just brilliant. He never fails to put a grin on my face. As usual Fluke as to keep an extra eye on him to make sure he doesn’t step out of line and don’t think anyone else would be able to handle him the way Fluke does.
The story gets off to a great start with a body part being found. From that point on I was well and truly hooked. The author weaves the story in such a way that has the reader frantically turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.
Body Breaker is a great follow on in what is already an intelligent and gripping crime series. With an ending that will have readers begging for more, this really is a must read for crime fans.
Body Breaker is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link).