I am thrilled to share with you my review of THE OTHER VICTIM a new release in the Matt Brindle series by one of my favourite authors: Helen H Durrant. Published by the awesome Joffe Books. Helen’s books keep getting better and every time I reach the end of one I think ‘no way can she better this’ but she does every time without fail. This is one adrenaline pumping, roller coaster ride that will keep you turning the pages right to THE END!
THE OTHER VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant
Available from AMAZON
A BRAND NEW DETECTIVE MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT
Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.
But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.
Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.
DI Matt Brindle discovers disturbing connections to organised crime and a sleazy night club. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?
This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
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
BOOK 8: DEAD BAD
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL
Book 1: HIS THIRD VICTIM
I read and thoroughly enjoyed HIS THIRD VICTIM so I have been hoping and praying there would be more books featuring Matt Brindle so I was very eager to read this one.
Matt has just returned to Police work after a long time recovering from an accident in which he injured his leg and his partner was killed. He is still pretty traumatised but hopefully over the worst.
The story begins with an Estate Agent being found dead on the kitchen floor by prospective purchasers. Who would want to kill an unassuming man who is hurting no-one? That is the first problem facing Matt and his team and more get added to the pile as we turn page after page.
There are family problems involving his mother and the opening of Brindle Hall to the public. A new team member, Kate, with her problems and attitude. When links start reaching back to events Matt is trying to forget he has to delve deep to keep on top of the panic.
The family relationships and problems bring a new perspective to the story to make it even more gripping.
This is a very complex and intertangled story with different crimes to be investigated and different teams involved it kept me totally engrossed in the book and turning page after page until I reached the stunning conclusion.
Absolutely awesome read I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Crime Fiction of any sort.
Definitely 5 golden stars from me! I am now waiting for the next book from Helen Durrant who is, without a doubt, one of my favourite authors and I have loved every one of her books. Keep ’em coming Helen.
I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.
I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting 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. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!
I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.