Very pleased it is my stop on the #blogtour for this brilliant new addition to the Jackman and Evans series. This book is unputdownably awesome book by the phenominal Joy Ellis who has now sold over 1 million books.
What the readers are saying?
“I just had to keep reading. A brilliant book.” Viv
“The best Joy Ellis I have read.” Penny
“Wow!!!!! … what a rollercoaster of a book.” Janet
“The plot kept me gripped the whole way through.” Nerys
“An amazing book which really gripped me from the first few pages.” Olga
THE GUILTY ONES by Joy Ellis
From #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis, a mystery full of stunning twists and turns.
The most difficult case of Detective Jackman’s life. Who are the guilty ones and is anyone really innocent?
Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons.
DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past.
Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances.
What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?
DI Jackman and DS Evans of the Fenland police face a battle against their most dangerous and deadly adversary. And in a case so close to home can Jackman keep his feelings under control?
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the thrilling ending. Set in the atmospheric Lincolnshire Fens, whose isolated villages hide many dark secrets.
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Sarah A. Denzil, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
DI Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team. DS Marie Evans is haunted by the loss of her husband in a motorbike accident. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND
Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES
This is book 4 in the Jackman and Evans series but they do work very well as stand alone. However, if this is the first book you have read be aware you have missed the background and development of some of the characters which could affect your enjoyment a little.
It is no secret that I am a MASSIVE Joy Ellis fan. She has 2 police series and a couple of stand alone novels. Her Nikki Galena series is police procedural whereas this Jackman and Evans series is more psychological thriller. I do love the way all her novels have slight links and references to her other books and the whole ‘Joy Ellis’ experience is one hell of a thrilling ride.
The book begins with Jackman’s sister in law going missing and turning up drowned in the Thames. Why did she travel to London to commit suicide and why? That is the first question Jackman asks himself but it is the first of many as other deaths that appear to be suicide are questioned.
The book is fast paced and thrilling as Jackman and his team race against time to unravel the clues before there are more deaths. Psychopaths are complicated characters and each has its own peculiarities and Joy has built the character to be a realistic, warped and evil character but one that could very well be living next door.
Intrigue, suspense, twists, turns and shockers all the way through are all interwoven into a complex page-turner you wont be able to put down and the adrenaline keeps pumping right through to the heart stopping ending. An absolutely brilliant book that leaves the reader in no doubt that Jackman and his team will NEVER be beaten no matter how much evil is thrown at them.
WOW yet again I am left wondering how Joy is ever going to better this book, but I do that with every book she has written and she just keeps getting better and better.
Absolutely brilliant you need to read this book NOW.
UK #1 Best Seller with THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS and THE FOURTH FRIEND
700,000 books sold and rising!
“I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the sixties and seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!
And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our two second generation Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I can, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; my choice of genre was suddenly clear. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!”