Published by Bloodhound Books on April 19th 2021
Also by this author: Mr Invisible
When intruders enter a radio station and kill a famed presenter it sets in motion a chain of events that will push the Metropolitan Police to their limits.
Officers Hayes and Miller are on the trail of a suspect and when Eric Helsey is detained, the police realise they have arrested the wrong man.
As the case grows more complicated with each revelation, and the body count rises, they find themselves investigating a series of crimes all of which may be linked.
But what ties the murder of the radio host with a Turkish casino owner and the killing of two employees at a valve factory?
Hayes and Miller find themselves in a race against time to get to the truth before more people are hurt…
This is an easy review to write, 5* read and go read it!
I picked this book up in a week where life was going a bit Pete Tong and I couldn’t concentrate. I thought ah distraction! And opened my kindle to this book, to say this book distracted me is an understatement. It sucked me in a million miles per hour, to such an explosive finale. Just wow!
We have two strong women paving the way and holding their own in the story. We see more of Miller’s personal life than Hayes. The focus is all on Miller, Rachel Miller and the new man in her life, Luke, not Sky, Walker. The reasons for such focus is unknown until, well until your heart is in your throat and your adrenaline is pumping. I was screaming at the book for Hastings and Arnott to appears and arrest someone. Yes, I have to been watching Line of Duty.
I have to agree with all the reviews I have read, this is such an action-packed book. The pace is fast, our only relief was to see the personal lives of our characters outside the case. However, yes however, when we are with them outside the case, you were urging the book to hurry up so you can find out what the frick is going on!! I was tearing my hair out trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Why were all these people dying? What was linking them? WHAT WAS GOING ON????
Although, you have the main story of the original murders as per the blurb. There is another storyline ripping its way through the book, one that will test and tear the loyalties of a team. I was shocked and appalled by the behaviour of some of these people, what people well you will have to read it to find out! This storyline was just as explosive, I found it just riveting, I really couldn’t believe what was going on and I just couldn’t think about how it might end. Then when the two plots collide, I must admit I felt a bit emotional. It was not how I thought it would end but unfortunately, as much as I am not happy, it is the right way. My heart does go out to one of the characters though. Enough said.
The Hard Way is an action-pack, fraught with tension book. I flew through the pages, with my heart-pounding, my nerve a wreck at times, but just enjoying the pure adrenaline action. A must-read for me!
Until next time xxx
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