From the author of the bestselling DI Bliss crime series comes another gripping police procedural thriller that will have readers hooked from the stunning first page to the very last.
He saved her life once. Can he do it again?
When DI Bliss prevents fifteen-year-old Molly from jumping off the roof of a tall building, he has no idea how deeply she will impact on his life. After learning that the girl is a drugs courier, Bliss realises she is in great danger. As he struggles to have Molly relocated, a local drug dealer and an enforcer sent by the supplier, have other plans for her.
After the remains of a freelance journalist are discovered, an old flame comes back into Bliss’s life. With the clock ticking down, he realises it’s only a matter of time before reports emerge linking the murdered journalist with the police, putting added pressure on the Major Crimes team to find the killer – even if it’s one of their own.
With Bliss torn between the two investigations, he becomes increasingly desperate to move Molly to safety before she can be silenced. But with his focus on saving the girl for a second time, Bliss is blinded to other dangers…
The stunning DI Bliss series of fast-paced police thrillers will appeal to fans of authors like Michael Connelly, Joy Ellis, Peter James, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons. Tony J Forder is also the bestselling author of Degrees of Darkness, Scream Blue Murder and Cold Winter Sun.
The story starts off with Bliss stopping a young girl from jumping off a building. For me, Bliss really steps up to the mark, his gentle banter, getting her to talk and open up to him. I’ve always liked Bliss has a character but even more so after this book.
Molly is a great character who not only pulls on Bliss’s heart strings but the readers also. In fact, this is the main appeal for me in this book. The relationship between Bliss and Molly. You can see Molly getting further and further under Bliss’s skin whilst he is trying his best not to allow himself to care to much for this young girl who has been through a lot in her young life. There is a definite bond between the pair that grows as the story goes on. It makes for quite an emotional read at the end.
There is a fair amount of tension as Molly is under constant threat. This does somewhat blind side Bliss as he focuses on her safety. The working relationship between Bliss and Chandler yet again shines through and adds to this already compulsive crime thriller.
Endless Silent Scream allows us to get inside the main character’s head and show a different side to him. There is plenty going on and the author shows his strength with his characterisation. There is a certain vulnerability about Bliss that appeals to me, making me want more. This is a crime series that has been set at a high standard of which the author keeps delivering every time. Be warned, they are very addictive reads.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Endless Silent Scream is available to purchase from Amazon.
Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling crime thriller series featuring detectives Jimmy Bliss and Penny Chandler. The first four books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, and The Reach of Shadows, were joined by The Death of Justice, on 9 September 2019. Book number six, Endless Silent Scream, will be published on 9 March 2020.
Tony’s dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, featuring ex-detective Frank Rogers, was also published by Bloodhound Books. This is a stand-alone serial-killer novel. Scream Blue Murder, an action-adventure thriller, was published in November 2017, and received praise from many, including fellow authors Mason Cross, Matt Hilton and Anita Waller. The sequel, Cold Winter Sun, was published in November 2018.
Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK, and is now a full-time author. He is currently editing a new novel, and has also started on Bliss #7, Slow Slicing.
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