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on 21 October 2017
This series is well written, plots are tightly crafted and the characters are believably drawn. I look forward to each new Nick Dixon book. While each one stands alone it is best to read them in order. There are connections and characters introduced in each book where having the back-story is helpful.

DI Nick Dixon is taking part in a night time sting on some eel poachers on the coast. After capturing the poachers, one of his officers alerts him to a body in a van that it in the water and the tide is closing in fast.

Nick vows to catch the killer of Harry Lucas. The killing appears to have the same MO as a person who was active in the 1990’s called “The Vet.”
While Nick is convinced that the killer is not The Vet, but a copycat, the investigation gets underway and personalities clash.

As with all of the Damien Boyd novels, this book is both well written and plotted. The story starts out with suspense and the tension & it increases as the book goes on. I highly recommend this series. Damien Boyd is a great writer and I look forward to reading many more Nick Dixon stories.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 20 June 2018
I have not read this author before but found this book had a steady flow of suspense right to the end without the use of superfluous descriptions.
The crimes were unique starting 2o years prior and resurfacing recently with the same technique - no one ever being prosecuted for the former crimes. The main character DCI Dixon [a diabetic, country cop] was not going to let this happen again even thought the Manchester Major Investigation Team do their best to show him they are the better team. Dixon uses all the facilities available to him - DNA tests, Pathology, Computer expertise and Surveillance to drive out the killer before he taunts his next victim with his grotesque predatory behaviour. A deep seated conspiracy is finally uncovered which is perverting the course of justice. This book would suit most crime enthusiast as it is interesting, insidious and easy to read.
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on 15 February 2018
The characters were credible and the story kept me reading even when I should have been sleeping. A difficult book to put down with many twists and turns amongst a well thought out plot.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 10 October 2017
As with the other DI Dixon series this is another great read. This series is proving to be ones of the best I have read. I love murder crime novels and this one doesn't disappoint. Following his private life (diabetes, romance and Monty) keeps one involved from Page 1. So Looking forwards to his next one.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 3 November 2017
Nick, Jane and Monty are back again in another well written and detailed police thriller from Damien Boyd. Looking forward to book number 8 in the series.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 18 December 2017
Very readable and engrossing. Have read the previous 6 in the series and have enjoyed every one of them. Looking forward to number 8 please?
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 September 2017
This series just keeps getting better and better. Once more a brilliant read. Love Nick and Co. now I'm left craving Book No. 8. Haha No pressure then hey
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 24 October 2017
More, more, more. Brilliant police/suspense writing. A book that sucked me in from the start and did not let go. I can't wait for the next in the series.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 23 December 2017
Great read. Not just a detective story, but a gentle love story too. Hope we'll depredations more of Nick, Jane and Monty.
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on 26 December 2017
Excellently crafted piece of British crime fiction. No wasted words. No grammatical or typo errors.
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