Uncertainty of Reason by Malcolm Hollingdrake @MHollingdrake

Book Description:

Give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man. – Aristotle

A murderer is loose on the streets of Harrogate. His initial purpose is to inflict damage, not to cause death. Repercussions of a serious road accident and an abusive childhood haunt the perpetrator. The balance of his mind is disturbed and he experiences moments of intense, irrational anger which override his sanity. The colour red seems to trigger his psychosis.
The case is a disturbing one for DCI Bennett and his team. Welcome to Harrogate.

My Thoughts:

I love the setting for this series with not living that far away as well as having been there numerous times. Not that you need to have been to Harrogate to fully enjoy these books as the author does a great job of describing the town and you get a real sense of the place.

Such a chilling storyline due to the case that Bennet and Owen find themselves working on. In fact the author couldn’t have picked a better time of year to bring this novel out as it will definitely spook you out! My heart went out to the victims due to the damage that is inflicted upon them. Such an horrific and seemingly unprovoked attacks. Whilst I was sickened and horrified by the brutality of this perpetrator, they do make a seriously good baddy. In fact I would put them right up in my top ten of baddies that you love to hate!

Uncertainty of Reason had me gripped from the onset. With each page I turned, I found that I kept saying to myself, just one more chapter, as it was too addictive to put it down as the need to keep on reading was so strong. The bond between Bennett and Owen seems to grow with each novel and even though I already love their characters, I find myself loving them even more by the end of each book. They are one of my favourite crime fighting partnerships. If you haven’t already discovered and read the Harrogate Crime Series for yourself, well you are truly missing out on an excellent series!

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