Adam Colclough lives and works in the West Midlands, he writes regularly for a number of websites, one day he will get round to writing a book for someone else to review.
The mutilated body of
a young man is found in a sleazy hotel room, a crime that bears all the
hallmarks of the 'Joker', a serial killer who terrorised Tyneside in the 1970's
before dropping out of sight. Now it looks like he's back, as is DI Jack Brady
carrying the weight of his crumbing private life and the suspicion of his
This latest installment in Danielle Ramsay's much praised
series featuring Jack Brady more than meets the high standard set by its
Ramsay digs deep into the dark side of outwardly respectable
lives, revealing a tangled mess of deceit and blackmail leading to murder. Her
characters are well drawn and the tensions between them are convincingly
Brady stands head and shoulders above the common run of
troubled cops forever at odds with their bone headed superiors. Ramsay has
created a series character with real depth who is realistically damaged by the
extreme situations his work takes him into.
She manages to keep the pressure cooker tension going to the
last page, turning things around to wrong foot her readers with a genuine
surprise ending. This is a dark and often disturbing thriller readers will find
hard to put down.