I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deadly Crimes by Michael Hambling
Length: 8 hours
Genres: British, Crime, Mystery
Published by Joffe Books Mystery Pages: 282
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Cat Gould
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Also by this author: Dark Crimes
Detective Sophie Allen faces her toughest challenge in a gripping new mystery by best-selling author Michael Hambling A young man’s mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone, a well-known local landmark on Studland Heath It seems that he was involved in a human trafficking and prostitution gang. But why is DCI Sophie Allen keeping something back from her team? Is it linked to the extraordinary discovery of her own father's body at the bottom of a disused mineshaft, more than forty years after he disappeared?
Discover an intricately crafted mystery that will have you gripped from start to finish.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEADLY CRIMES is the second in a new series of police detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the recently formed Violent Crime Unit in Dorset. An English county which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.
DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.
DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.
AVAILABLE NOW DARK CRIMES, the first book featuring Sophie Allen. A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart . . .
Here is what I thought
Deadly Crimes is book two in the DCI Sophie Allen series. In this one Sophie gets hit with some personal things, as the discovery of her fathers remains after more than 40 years. She finds out she has grandparents she never knew and now she is involved in a case that could have something to do with what happened to her father.
She is acting different and her team can tell but they are not sure exactly why and Sophie is just not one to let them in on what is going on personally. She just wants to concentrate on finding out who killed and mutilated the bodies they found and help those she found that have been trafficked.
I really like Sophie, as I really like that she has a family. She still has some dark times but she isn’t totally a dark person like a lot of British DCI’s are in a lot of the books series I read. (Not that I don’t mind those but I find her refreshing.) She really has a lot on her mind this go around and I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next for her and her team.
Overall, I thought it was a good installment of this series.
Recommend if you like
British crime novels, great characters and murder and mayhem. 🙂
Cat Gould has become a narrator I seem to see a lot of in my British crime novels and I am really starting to like her a lot.
Audio rating: 4