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.Hunted on the Fens by Joy Ellis
Length: 9 hours
Published by Author Pages: 303
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
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Also by this author: Crime on the Fens, Shadow Over the Fens, Killer on the Fens, Stalker on the Fens
A VICIOUS CRIMINAL IS TARGETING DI NIKKI GALENA AND HER TEAM. ONE BY ONE HE WILL HUNT THEM DOWN AND DESTROY THEIR LIVES, UNLESS SHE CAN STOP HIM FIRST
DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will have you turning the pages until the stunning ending.
And what is the connection between the series of attacks on the police and the mystery of woman found dead in a seemingly impregnable locked room? Find out in this tense and exciting detective thriller.
THE DETECTIVE DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her.
HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family.
THE SETTING The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
Here is what I thought
I have really enjoyed this series and so I was excited to get to Hunted on the Fens and it did not disappoint. Joy Ellis really put her police team through the ringer.
DI Nikki Galena and her crew have their work cut out for them when a series of events shows that the team and those around them are being hunted. A young officer is dead and another seriously injured and then some other things happen as well.
They get creepy calls from the guy taunting them and it’s a race against time to find out who he is before any more get hurt. This one was pretty intense!
I really like this series and the mystery was really good and I was rooting for them to find the bad guy and worried about something happening to the DI or Joseph. I was a bit surprised by who was doing it all.
The characters are great in this series. DI Galena has had it pretty rough and it’s made her a tough cop. Joseph has his demons too and a failed marriage with a daughter who isn’t his fan. There is also a crack team of secondary characters who help keep things going as well.
I am a huge fan of British crime novels and I really like this series and can’t wait to get into Killer on the Fens.
Recommend if you like
British crime and great characters.
Henrietta Meire is one of my new favorite narrators when it comes to British novels. She does a great job with this series.
Audio rating: 4