DEAD WRONG a gripping detective thriller full of suspense
A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate “An edge of your seat detective thriller which had me completely enthralled. Calladine and Bayliss are fascinating police partners. The end was both surprising and uplifting.” Beth Boyd “A must-read new police... show more
A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate “An edge of your seat detective thriller which had me completely enthralled. Calladine and Bayliss are fascinating police partners. The end was both surprising and uplifting.” Beth Boyd
“A must-read new police procedural that will have you gripped. The characters, setting, and plot are detailed and believable. Can’t wait for the next one.” Sarah Stevens
First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common . . .
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it’s all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine’s instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate.
Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine’s heart.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEAD WRONG is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.
Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.
Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets.
The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2015-07-03
Publisher: Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
Dead Wrong introduces us to detectives Calladine & Bayliss in the start of a new series of police procedurals. A lot has been said and done in that genre so it is difficult to stay original but they make nice quick reads. The balance is a little bit too much towards the personal life of Calladine, w...
At Hobfield, a troubled housing estate in northern England, a bag of severed fingers are found in a bag on the playground. Soon after, the butchered remains of two bodies are found in a field next to Hobfield. DI Calladine and partner DS Ruth Bayless are put in charge of the investigation. With few ...
A grim Northern housing estate which is about to get even worse when body parts keep turning up. This is gritty, with a lot of sadistic violence with the police playing cat and mouse as they hunt the perpetrator. I did engage with this book, but not quite as much as I thought I would. Will reserve j...
I'll preface the review by noting the huge role played by personal preference when selecting a book. When I read the promotional blurb, this sounded right up my alley as I'm a big fan of police procedurals. The publisher even provided a subtitle to let me know it's "a gripping detective thriller ful...