GUEST REVIEW by Linda Strong Book Reviews

It is my pleasure to be able to share with you this fantastic review by Linda.
I have Linda’s permission and blessing to share this with you and it is also available on this link: Linda Strong Book Review of END GAME

Detective George Elms has just spent 2 years in prison.. for a crime he didn’t commit … and the police force he worked for are the ones who put him there.

Kane Forley is a cop killer … and he’s on the loose. Many cops have died and many more are being targeted.

The powers that be think George is the only person who can stop this insane killing. No one knows who they can trust either inside or outside. But they know where George has and his supervisors know he is not a part of this diabolical scheme to rid the area of every cop possible.

But are they using George as bait? To what end?

This is an intense crime thriller, made more credible by an author who is an active police detective himself. This is part of a series and I highly recommend you start from the very beginning with BODILY HARM. The characters are deftly defined. Twists and turns abound .. and lead to an explosive ending.

Many thanks to the author / Joffee Books for the digital copy of this British Crime Thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

END GAME by Charlie Gallagher

‘The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.’

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THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME


My Review

Rating 4.5 stars out of 5

This is the final book in the Langthorne series and I really wish I had had time to read Books 1-3 before this one as the book builds on events that happened in the previous books.  So I would recommend that readers start at book 1 and read the books in sequence.

The book begins with George Elms being released from prison and persuaded to jump back on the horse and carry on where he left off.  The decision  to involve himself back in the case leaves him in the bad books with his wife.  At the same time his colleague, Barry also has wife problems as his wife fights a battle with cancer.

There is a lot going on and the book moves at a fairly fast pace and I found I was floundering a bit with not having the background information.  However, the book is very readable as stand-alone and the author has made an excellent job of ensuring that there is enough there for the reader to pick up the threads and make an educated guess at the preceding events.

The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.

I found this an excellent read and I am looking forward to more from this author.

Many thanks to Joffe books for the advance copy.


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff


THE AUTHOR

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.


THE SETTING

Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.


THE DETECTIVES

George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.

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