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The plot was strong and very relevant to what we see in the news on a regular basis at the moment. The writing style was superb as always and I flew through the pages. I loved the twists and turns that we had on the way to reach the ending which I saw coming in part but there was a sneaky twist. Read more here
If you like police procedural crime stories with a twisting storyline you will love this. Prepare for your mind to be stretched and blown! Read more here
To say that this is an addictive, fast paced thriller has to be the understatement of the year. The story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout. Read more here
Helen also does a good job of getting the reader hooked straight away, opening with a gritty prologue set five months prior to the main narrative. Read more here
The case they find themselves working on is a very brutal crime of which they need to solve quickly. When it comes to drugs being involved, you know right away that the dark underworld that these people are part of is one that you would never hope to find yourself in. Everyone has something to hide and it makes an even harder job for the team. Read more here
I was immediately drawn to the characters, and the pace of writing kept me gripped throughout. Read more here
As for the ending … well you think you know where its heading but there is a little hook that might just take you by surprise. Read more here
This was a stellar book! Crime fiction just how I like it. Interesting characters weaved into a fascinating plot and crime to solve. The perfect blend of narrative, dialogue, tension, conflict and mystery. I found it to be very engaging and compelling to read. Check it out! Read more here
The story then follows the team as they try and unravel what has happened to these young lads, and to find the murderer. There are enough red herrings within this story to keep you guessing all the way through, and I really loved the ending of the book. Read more here
DARK ANGEL by HELEN H. DURRANT
Love gripping crime fiction? Discover Detective Stephen Greco, a meticulous policeman with a messy personal life.
Two young men break into an expensive house in Cheshire. They take money and jewellery — and a large amount of heroin. Within twenty-four hours they are found brutally murdered.
The killings have the hallmarks of a local drug baron. The two victims were also “angels” helping in a community project which seems to have been lowering the crime rate in the area.
Meanwhile, Detective Stephen Greco’s colleague and on-off girlfriend Grace is pregnant. He isn’t sure how he feels, and they haven’t told the boss.
This gripping and fast-paced crime mystery ends with a series of shocking twists.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DCI Stephen Greco is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but difficult to like. He has created a new team after a personal tragedy threatened to end his career, and is struggling to care for his daughter.
DS Grace Harper is an ambitious young policewoman with excellent people skills. Like Greco, she is a single parent and tries to balance work and childcare.
The Northern city of Manchester is a place of great diversity, from high-end restaurants and clubs for the moneyed classes to grim housing estates riven by crime and drugs.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES BY THE BEST-SELLING WRITER HELEN H. DURRANT
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL
CALLADINE & BAYLISS
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
HIS THIRD VICTIM
Helen sets her books in the area she has lived in for many years. The towns and villages that sit in the shelter of the Pennine hills. This is an area between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills. It offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein.
Helen always planned to write crime novels. But until she retired from full-time work in a local further education college, it had to go on the back burner. Once she did retire – there was no excuse. She now writes full-time. Retirement proper will have to wait!
Currently there are seven books in the ‘Calladine & Bayliss’ series available – Dead Wrong, Dead Silent, Dead List, Dead Lost, Dead & Buried, Dead Nasty – and the latest – Dead Jealous.
Also available are three books in the new ‘DI Greco’ series – Dark Murder, Dark Houses, Dark Trade and the latest – Dark Angel.