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The Controller by [Coles, Linda]
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Length: 136 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Now this was a pleasant surprise. What started out as a gentle stroll in the park soon became a dark, nail-biting thriller with plenty of twists and turns. The authors command of social media and digital technology shone through which gave great insight into the complicated and sometimes threatening world in which we live. Thank God Detective Lacey is out there protecting us and our beloved pets!!


Pete uses a drone to spy on owners walking their dogs. Establish where they live and leave it to his cohorts to nap the dog and hold for ransom. Pam is a delightful lady, ready for retirement, when her dog is stolen. Like any pet owner she is totally bereft until she receives the 'phone call demanding money for her dogs safe return. Pam pays up. But the crime takes a much nastier turn when the gang see a way to make more money...

The Controller introduces Detective Sergeant Amanda Lacey and her sidekick DC Jack Rutherford. He has spent many years as a Detective Constable and is happy with his lot. These are two very likeable coppers and get stuck into this dastardly crime.

Well written, likeable characters (well, the good ones!) and a very satisfying read.


Well written thriller with protagonists I could immediately like, the guys wearing badges, and the bad guys, snatching dogs, extorting their owners, selling the dogs for fight club. Well written, quick read. I loved the book, in spite of subject matter. I have dogs, and wow I could imagine! Recomended.


When I had to put it down to do something, I was anxious to pick it up to see what happened next. Thankfully, not a dark or gruesome story.

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One man’s courage could save man’s best friend…

Pete is trying his best to get on the right side of the tracks. Dog-napping spoiled pets for ransom money seems harmless, and he could really use the cash. All he has to do is locate targets with his drone and tell the gang where to find them. It’s easy money, until Pete learns what’s really happening to the dogs…

When the gang starts to sell the canine captives as bait for an underground fight ring, Pete changes sides in a hurry. With help from the local detective Amanda Lacey, they have one chance to hatch a daring rescue. But will he be in time to save the kidnapped dogs from torment and certain death?

The Controller is a mystery novella set in the Detective Amanda Lacey series of novels. If you like small-town crime dramas, authentic characters, and dogs, then you’ll love this thrill-ride from international bestselling author Linda Coles.

Buy The Controller and discover what happens today!

This is the first book , a short book, in the Detective Amanda Lacey series and sees her investigating a crime of dogs going missing and ransom demands. Together with the help of a local businesswoman and an online noticeboard, they crack the case. But that’s not the only thing that happens as the two find they click together in more ways than one.

Without giving the details away, there is no gore in this book, it’s left to your own imagination through the storyline, and I know you’ll enjoy it. Animal cruelty is something I can’t abide and I regularly donate to my local animal shelter.

It’s a quick read, about a third of the size of my other novels, and a great way to meet the characters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4267 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Banana (13 February 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NB1OU1V
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsPleasant story-telling
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5.0 out of 5 starsA dog fighting ring in Detective Lacey's town? I don't think so!!!
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