The bestselling author of the stunning DI Bliss crime series is back – this time with a thrilling prequel novella.
A double life – a single truth.
Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.
As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.
I’ve been a fan of the DI Bliss books for a while now and was so pleased to see that the author had decided to write a prequel so that we get to see Bliss in his younger years, when he has just embarked on his career.
The older Bliss I am pleased to say is very much there in his younger self. He has a caring side that goes above and beyond which is something that has always appealed as well as stood out to me. I thought this may have been something that came from years of crimes and murder but he has obviously always been a caring soul. It was also nice to see him loved up and happy. Yes it maybe a crime book but when you have come to know and love a character, you want to share the happier times as well as bad times with them.
The younger Jimmy finds himself working undercover which left my heart in my mouth more than a few times. It comes too close to comfort at times and I was in fear for Jimmy’s life. As is he. It isn’t easy when he has to lie to the people he loves as no one can know what he is doing until it’s all over, so all his feelings and fears he has to keep under wraps.
Bliss Uncovered is an enthralling novella and a great addition to the series. I think prequels add that little bit more to a character as well as a series. Most main characters in detective series’ are quite damaged and I love getting a glimpse of what their life was like beforehand. A perfectly paced read that was both gripping and enjoyable.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling DI Bliss crime thriller series. The first seven books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, The Death of Justice, Endless Silent Scream, and Slow Slicing, will be joined in December 2020 by a prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered.
Tony’s other series – two action-adventure novels featuring Mike Lynch – comprises both Scream Blue Murder, and Cold Winter Sun.
In addition, Tony has written two standalone novels: a dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, and a suspense thriller set in California, called Fifteen Coffins, released in November 2020.
Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK, and is now a full-time author. He is currently working on Bliss #8, The Autumn Tree.
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