Category: Crime / Mystery / Indie Authors
From the Back Cover:
One of the grittiest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year.
An edge-of-your-seat crime thriller starts with a vicious stabbing of a pretty teenage girl and her boyfriend on a local bus. She happens to be the mayor’s niece. It’s the final straw for the community. The police are desperate to get results and decide on a risky course of action involving undercover infiltration of the notorious Effingell Estate.
Detective George Elms knows this hellish place extremely well, and his sharp investigative mind is put to work to solve the crime. The police are under immense media pressure and conveniently a local lowlife confesses to the attack. But George is not convinced. There are many layers of criminal and police motivation, and few people are what they seem.
Authentic, fast-paced, and with a touch of black humour, you won’t want to put down BODILY HARM till the nail-biting conclusion.
Who can you trust? And when his family is put at risk will DS George Elms go beyond the law? If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
Charlie Gallagher has a unique insight into the real world of crime and policing, and that really shows in this fast-paced crime novel. I like stories that delve into the emotions of characters as the story unfolds and this is as much a psychological thriller, with some very touching moments, as it is a crime story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more from this indie author.
L2R Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
When I read books I have to like the central character. They don’t have to be perfect or make all the right decisions but I do need to care! On my first meeting with Detective George Elms – I did! As I was reading, particularly about the damage and misery drugs bring to both families and communities, that this was someone who had experienced it first hand.
Initially, I had to concentrate on the characters – as there was quite a lot at the start. However, as you read through a series it’s almost like meeting up with a ‘friend’ and you build on what you know already. I will certainly be reading the second in series – Panic Button.
L2R Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟