The Patient by Tim Sullivan #BookReview #DSCross3 #BlogTour #HeadofZeus #MidasPR #5*

The Patient is part of the DS George Cross sequence of thrillers, which can be read in any order.

No fingerprints. No weapon. No witnesses. Can DS Cross prove it was murder?

DS George Cross can be rude, difficult, and awkward with people. But his unfailing logic and dogged pursuit of the truth means his conviction rate is the best on the force. Now, this unusual detective is met with an even more unusual case.

When a young woman is found dead, the Bristol Crime Unit is quick to rule it a suicide: the woman had a long history of drug abuse. But her mother is convinced it was murder: her daughter had been clean for years and making strides in a new therapy programme.

As an outsider himself, DS Cross is drawn to cases involving the voiceless and the dispossessed. He is determined to defy his bosses and re-open the investigation, even if it costs him his career.

Soon he is mired in a labyrinth of potential suspects, but can he solve the case before his superiors shut it down for good?

DS Cross series

  1. The Dentist
  2. The Cyclist
  3. The Patient

A Riveting, Engrossing Read!

What a fantastic novel! So good, in fact, that I’ve already purchased the first two in series.

When DS George Cross comes across a woman who has been asked to leave the police station, he wants – or rather needs – to find out why. Sandra’s daughter’s death has been investigated and ruled suicide – but she knows that she most definitely did not take her own life; however, getting someone to listen to her is proving almost impossible – until George listens.

DS George Cross is different from other detectives; he doesn’t join in the usual office banter. In fact, he doesn’t really understand it. He is committed to doing his job to the best of his abilities and doesn’t rely on anything else but facts – which explains why he has the highest conviction rate among his contemporaries. I found myself at ease with George and his methods quite quickly – after all, I’ve watched The Big Bang Theory and am familiar with Sheldon Cooper’s foibles! When he decides to investigate the death of Sandra’s daughter, he upsets the colleague who already put the case to bed. DS Cross’s methods of investigation are completely enthralling and I was glued to the page from beginning to end. This is a riveting, engrossing read and I so enjoyed it. Plenty going on with lots to consider kept me hooked to the very end. Tim Sullivan is most definitely an author to keep an eye on! No doubt about it, this is fully worth all five glowing stars and my highest recommendation.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Midas PR for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: crime thriller

Author Details

Tim Sullivan is a crime writer, screenwriter and director, whose film credits include A Handful of DustJack and Sarah, and Cold Feet. His crime series featuring the socially awkward but brilliantly persistent DS George Cross has topped the book charts and been widely acclaimed. Tim lives in North London with his wife Rachel, the Emmy award-winning producer of The Barefoot Contessa and Pioneer Woman

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