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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 21 December 2017
Good storyline and well written. Not a heavy read but a good mystery with an ending that you don't expect.
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on 9 October 2017
A good read. Enjoyable detective thriller, but the romantic in me would have preferred a different ending!!!!!!!!Buy it soon and have a good read!
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on 4 January 2018
Intriguing story with great realistic characters, whom you want to learn more about and how their lives progress. Compulsive reading
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on 8 May 2018
I found the story very interesting and well thought out also since I have a grandson that has Aspberger, The information that was given about autism I thought was really good.
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on 16 March 2018
Good plot. A few twists. Liked the characters. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
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on 13 February 2018
WOULD LIKE MORE
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 29 September 2017
Thank you for another great read. It couldn't have come at a better time. Laid up at home with the flu even the thought of reading something seemed painful. But I started and couldn't put it down.

Its a very well written story that teases with details throughout as you try to race ahead to work it out. The language used and the descriptions painted gave me a sense of being there in Birmingham. I now of course have to go back and find the first Chris Collett book.

The police procedural is indeed in safe hands.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 3 October 2017
This is book 1 in the DI Mariner series and has been republished. Some advances have been made since this book was written which should be taken into account.

The story begins with DI Tom Mariner witnessing a disagreement between a Bikey and a young woman. By sheer coincidence he later sees the same vehicle outside a house with a door that it slightly ajar. The investigative side sends him to have a closer look and there he finds a dead body with all the markings of an overdose by a druggie. This brings him to meet Knox and there begins a strange relationship as Tom offers the constable a port in a storm in the shape of his spare room.

As the duo begin investigating the death they become entangled in the lives of Anna and Jamie. Jamie is autistic and was cared for by Eddie (the dead bikey). It soon becomes clear that the death was murder rather than suicide and this sets in motion a sequence of events which sees Mariner and Knox frantically searching for clues among the tangled web of lies and deceit.

Tom Mariner is an interesting character and builds in depth gradually through the course of the book to a well defined man with issues to work through. I love his character. Knox is a bit brash and insensitive but he works well against the more refined and compassionate character of Mariner.

Anna has her life turned upside down as she becomes the carer for autistic Jamie following the death of her brother. This changes her priorities and by default costs her her relationship and career as she learns how demanding Jamie is. I love how her character develops as she learns to love Jamie and this causes a softening of her personality.

I loved this book it has a lot of issues to think about and is full of twists and turns all the way through as the investigation uncovers the reasons behind Eddie’s murder this causes Anna and Jamie to come under threat as a cover up starts to become unveiled.

The book starts at a steady pace and picks up speed as the adrenaline starts pumping and we are taken on a rocky ride through a fast paced story full of twists and turns and an ending that will leave the reader in total shock. Awesome book I cant wait for more. Well worth the 5 stars.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 16 December 2017
Definitely a five star novel. It is very different from the usual murder mystery as it takes on the subject of Autism and what Carers contend with in the ones they love who are affected. The amount of research is clearly defined in the writing.
The murder and the motive are not at all obvious and the results are a very different type of murder mystery.
As a first book from this author I find the characters interesting and not without their worries and concerns - they are very human.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to see more from this author
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 27 December 2017
This was not so much a 'who dun it' but more a 'why done it'.
Drug company supplies a drug that has serious side effects to babies in later life.
So, the lies/cover ups & silence are the heart of the book.
It is interesting and the main characters are good but not 'edge of your seat' by any means.
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