A murdered mother… A failing police force…A detective looking for justice.
When drug addict Dawn Piper is found dead in her own home, her neighbours are far from surprised. Dawn’s habit led her to mix with some dangerous people. But this quiet mother of one was small fry …would anyone want Dawn dead?
Inspector Drake knows there is more to Dawn’s murder than a simple drug deal gone wrong. As he digs deeper, he discovers that Dawn hoped to clean up the streets of her community that are being overrun by drugs and the dangerous County Lines gangs that sell them. And it cost her her life. Have the police force failed the community they serve?
Drake is used to the murky world of organised crime groups. He knows the dirty games they play to evade arrest. But in his toughest case to date Drake is determined to make the guilty pay.
Karen’s Magic Review
I’ve read and loved all of the Inspector Drake books, and will continue to read them as they come out. I’m part of his Advanced Readers Club and was able to get a copy for free. So I did feel obliged to read it.
The author lives on Anglesey, in Wales. The same island I live on and many of his books are based around here. This one wasn’t. It was based in the Deeside area. The story was the investigation into drug running. Not too much said about the personal side of the characters, which is always the bit I like most. It was all a bit too procedural for me.
It has 85 reviews and he has a big following and most of them are four and five stars. But I just couldn’t get into it and found myself flitting past paragraphs to just get the gist of the story so I could write a promised review.
I would still recommend all his other books if you are looking to get into a series of crime novels.
My Reviews of his Other Books