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THEIR LAST WORDS an absolutely gripping serial killer thriller with a huge twist (Detective Ray Paterson Book 1) Kindle Edition
A VICTIM. A MUTILATED BODY. A SINGLE WORD.
A young woman is found dead on the streets of London. Her throat slashed, her body mutilated, and one word carved into her flesh: “DON’T.”
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is assigned to the case. Young, handsome, and from a wealthy background, he’s tipped for the top. He joins a team based out of Bermondsey, South London. It’s meant to be a stepping stone to his next promotion, but this case will threaten to bring down his career and everything he thought he knew about policing.
Paterson is put in charge of the dead girl's investigation and quickly discovers he must rely on his friend and mentor, Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan to guide him through.
THEN ANOTHER BODY IS DISCOVERED. ANOTHER WORD CUT INTO THE VICTIM’S CHEST.
The police realise they may have a depraved serial killer on their hands. The murderer is trying to send them a message carved in his victims’ bodies. But who’s the message really for?
How many more must die? Detective Paterson may be the only man who can stop this vile killer . . . if he can survive long enough.
This is the first in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.
Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Martina Cole.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HEAVILY REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE SKY IS CRYING.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LAST WORDS:
“There is also a totally unexpected twist that leaves you gasping with shock.” Maggie
“Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.” Nerys
“A fast-paced, at times almost heart-stopping mystery. I couldn’t put it down.” Barbara
“The end was brilliant.” Carole
“I cannot recommend this book highly enough a true one-sitting read.” Lesley
TWO DETECTIVES WHO HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT EACH OTHER MUST WORK TOGETHER.
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a 'climber'.
Detective Sergeant Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.
Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan is an old-school copper who trusts his instincts but relies on evidence. He is typical in that his marriage has broken down and he's been unable to form a relationship since.
Bermondsey is an area of London nestled on the banks of the River Thames. It once had a reputation for housing more armed robbers, murderers and career criminals than anywhere else in the country. Now one of the most upmarket places to live and work in London, it has all but severed itself from its working-class roots. Home to the iconic Tower Bridge and crammed with expensive apartments, art galleries, fancy restaurants and famous residents. But for the police, those who truly know, Bermondsey never lost its roots . . . or its reputation.
DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON
Book 1: THEIR LAST WORDS
Book 2: THE LOST CHILDREN
Book 3: THE BURNING MEN
Book 4: YOU CAN’T HIDE
Book 5: THEIR DYING BREATH
Book 6: CHILD BEHIND THE WALL
Book 7: HIS MOTHER’S BONES
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- ASIN : B07DVKVVGF
- Publisher : Joffe Books crime, thriller and mystery (18 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 974 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 68,802 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I will look for more of this author but hope the next book won't have the same language
Patterson is James Bond as a policeman replete with an Aston Marton
Men in action, breaking rules, and punching senior officers. It is over the top in all these areas. It was a bit much for me
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The reader finds out who the culprit is quite early on and the majority of the book is dedicated to tracking him down before he can do too much more harm, but how successful can the police be at that?
This was a new author to me but I will definitely be looking out for more from him.
The story itself was OK. I did finish it whilst trying to ignore the gutter language. I didn't find any of the characters likeable, DS Ray Patterson, ACC Young, DS Johnny Clocks, DC Adam Walker, DS Dave Jordon - all people I wouldn't want to be in the same room as me.
I doubt that I will read anything further by this author and would not recommend it to anyone who dislikes foul language as much as I do.
For me this novel gets better the further it goes. I can understand why there have been some negative reviews. Along with the content. There was the odd typo error. They were mainly in the early chapters.
The protagonist in this is Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson. A young rising star of the Metropolitan Police. Destined, to be the top London cop someday soon.
But before then, Paterson has to solve a brutal murder. Then another. A serial killer is at large.
Placed in charge as the senior investigating officer. Which is a new situation for him. Assigned to Bermondsey. Where he has to head up a team, that holds the view that to catch villains you have to think like them.
Surely, no place for someone from the Home Counties and family connections to be? When sipping champagne with a supermodel in Mayfair is more your scene. Sleeping with females, he should have left alone is another regular pastime for him.
Then to add to his problems. He is going through a messy divorce.