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31 January 2017

Release Day Review: High Force by LJ Ross

Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you… 

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend? 

There’s a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus. Ryan and his team must find The Hacker before he takes another life – but are they too late? 

The clock is ticking… 

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. 

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5 Words: Crime, family, murder, games, superiority.

This book picked up right where Angel left off.

In the last book there was a definite shift of focus towards Henderson and I was glad to see that continue. She is a fiercely strong character.

Unlike the previous books, High Force was much more thriller than mystery. Coming in to the story the reader already knows whodunnit and there's only the question of why to keep wondering about. But this is fast paced and gripping, and I did not want to put it down. I couldn't help but race to the end.

It is obvious as you read that the author knows the region. Living in the North East myself, I love the familiar landscape described within the passages. I love how I can recognise where the author is describing, I can plot everything out in my head.

I quite liked the ambiguous ending, it was almost like a whodunnit in itself.

I feel like this book wrapped everything up, tied up all the loose ends. It almost feels like a proper ending, and if the series were to end here I'd be happy with the ending (but definitely unhappy at no more DCI Ryan). If it were the end of Ryan's story, I'd love to see the story continue on with Fiona Henderson, because she definitely deserves a story (or 10) of her own.

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