‘The adrenaline pumping suspense starts at the very beginning and gains momentum right through the book to the very end.’

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Shadows 2

Shadows 

Available from: www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

Book Description:

Suicide. Drugs. Murder.

DI Braddick is put on the case when a hijacked drug deal has resulted in murder and an eye witness goes missing. When victims are discovered strung up from the rafters of an abandoned fish factory, on the Anglesey coastline, the police are baffled as to what went on. A deserted trawler found at the scene helps Braddick put the pieces together.

Could this be the work of a notorious Russian crime family?

When an undercover officer goes missing everything points to an informer for the family and it is clear they will stop at nothing to the silence the leak and have their revenge.

As the body count rises Braddick will come to realise that no one is safe…


My Review

My Rating 5 out of 5 Stars

Books by Conrad Jones really need to come with a warning: ‘Do not start reading unless you have time to read it all in one sitting because once you start it is very difficult to stop.

This is book 2 and picks up from Brick although it works very well as a stand-alone book so it won’t matter if you haven’t read Brick.

The adrenaline pumping suspense starts at the very beginning and gains momentum right through the book to the very end.   Conrad has an exceptional talent for describing injuries that creates a very detailed picture in the readers’ mind that makes the book even more gripping than usual.

The notorious Russian family was introduced in book 1 and they are back in full force in this book with drugs violence and dead bodies appearing all over the place DI Braddick has his work cut out to put the pieces together before anyone else gets killed.

DI Braddick is an excellent character and what I would expect from a DI his ‘bedside manner’ is non existent and although he is an excellent investigator he is somewhat lacking as a person but that fits in very well with the rest of the characters and the story.  His partner is Ade and to be perfectly honest I didn’t like him very much so wasn’t too disappointed with what Conrad had in mind for him.  He is  big  headed and little regard for the thoughts and feelings of others and I don’t feel he was a good fit with DI Braddick and he certainly didn’t have much respect for his fellow police colleagues.

This book is every bit as good as his previous books and ticks every box for me and therefore earns a definite 5 stars.  I am looking forward to the next book.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy of this book.


camperbookAuthor Bio:

I am Conrad Jones a 50-year-old Author, originally from a sleepy green-belt called Tarbock Green, which is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool. I spent a number of years living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manger with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.

In March 1993 I was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.

I link this experience with the desire to write books on the subject, which came much later on due to an unusual set of circumstances. Because of that experience my early novels follow the adventures of an elite counter terrorist unit, The Terrorist Task Force, and their leader, John Tankersley, or `Tank`and they are the Soft Target Series, which have been described by a reviewer as ‘Reacher on steroids’.

I had no intentions of writing until 2007, when I set off on an 11-week tour of the USA. The Day before I boarded the plane, Madeleine Mcann disappeared and all through the holiday I followed the American news reports which had little or no information about her. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the terrible kidnap would inspire my book, The Child Taker years later. During that trip, I received news that my house had been burgled and my work van and equipment were stolen. That summer was the year when York and Tewksbury were flooded by a deluge and insurance companies were swamped with claims. They informed me that they couldn’t do anything for weeks and that returning home would be a wasted journey. Rendered unemployed on a beach in Clearwater, Florida, I decided to begin my first book, Soft Target. I have never stopped writing since. I have recently completed my 17th novel, SHADOWS, something that never would have happened but for that burglary and my experiences in Warrington.

As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain

I had no intentions of writing until 2007, when I set off on an 11-week tour of the USA. The Day before I boarded the plane, Madeleine Mcann disappeared and all through the holiday I followed the American news reports which had little or no information about her. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the terrible kidnap would inspire my book, The Child Taker years later. During that trip, I received news that my house had been burgled and my work van and equipment were stolen. That summer was the year when York and Tewksbury were flooded by a deluge and insurance companies were swamped with claims. They informed me that they couldn’t do anything for weeks and that returning home would be a wasted journey. Rendered unemployed on a beach in Clearwater, Florida, I decided to begin my first book, Soft Target. I have never stopped writing since. I have recently completed my 17th novel, SHADOWS, something that never would have happened but for that burglary and my experiences in Warrington.

As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain is one of the best books I have ever read. In later years, Lee Child, especially the early books, has kept me hypnotised on my sunbed on holiday as has Michael Connelley and his Harry Bosch Series.

Contact details:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/conradjonesauthorpage
Email:  jonesconrad5@aol.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ConradJones

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