Written by A M Peacock
DCI Jack Lambert is no stranger to inner demons, having struggled with his own since the admission about his sexuality.
When two bodies are discovered in an open grave, Lambert must put his personal worries aside and work the case. But when the body of a local thug shows up on the banks of the River Tyne, the DCI’s criminal past comes back to haunt him.
Meanwhile, a local celebrity singer claims that she is being stalked. Could there be a link to the killings?
As the bodies start to pile up, Lambert realises the motive lies in the past and that the killer is taunting them.
The clock is ticking. Can he catch the murderer, or will one of their own end up in an open grave?
Exciting and Gripping!
If you like to give your brain a workout, then this is definitely the book for you!
With the discovery of two bodies, DCI Jack Lambert has a new case to work on. When this is followed by another body found in the river, Jack’s team has plenty to be getting on with. A local celebrity stalking is added to their workload – is there a link? With the press on his back and more bodies added, it’s time for some good old-fashioned police footwork. Add in family issues, office politics, personal problems and Jack has more than enough to keep him busy.
DCI Jack Lambert is the type of detective who works the case and follows the clues. There is a lot of grunt work in this one and at times it’s hard to work out where it’s heading, but the results make it well worth hanging in there. This is a well thought out scenario; plenty to grab your attention and make sure you guess (wrongly) several times over! It’s not an over-glamorous novel, but rather a well written, gritty, warts-and-all police procedural with gruesome details and overworked officers following the clues along with the odd hunch. There is a really good cast of characters in this one, but the personalities don’t dominate – the story does. The result is exciting and gripping, and it’s certainly a series I would like to follow in future. Fully recommended!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1990 KB
- Print Length: 325 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 26 September 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
A.M. Peacock grew up in the North East of England before leaving to study for a degree in music technology at the University of Hull. A subsequent return to his hometown of South Shields saw him spend seven years as a teacher in a local college before changing careers to become a trade union official.
Having always been an avid reader, he took to writing after being encouraged to do so by his PGCE tutor. He has since gone on to produce a number of short stories, winning the Writers’ Forum Magazine competition on two occasions, as well as producing articles for both the local press and a university magazine.
A.M. Peacock is passionate about crime fiction and his debut novel, Open Grave, is the first in what he hopes will become a series of DCI Jack Lambert books.
Away from writing, A.M. Peacock enjoys watching films, playing guitar and can often be found pavement pounding in preparation for the odd half marathon.