Book 8 of my Blog Event for the Calladine and Bayliss Series by Helen H Durrant. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a book from the series will be featured in sequence.
CALLADINE & BAYLISS Book 8: Dead Bad
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 7th May 2018
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Helen H Durrant
Detectives Calladine and Bayliss face a vicious serial killer in a mystery with a shocking ending.
A woman’s body is found in a disused church, a homemade stuffed toy by her side. The victim had been dumped there months ago. The crime has the hallmarks of twenty-year-old case whose alleged perpetrator is in prison.
Detective Ruth Bayliss must work out whether a serial killer has returned, or if a new killer is just taunting the police.
Her partner DI Tom Calladine faces the fight of his life to clear his name of corruption accusations. And then things go from bad to worse for Calladine . . .
With the team under massive pressure and drugs flooding the streets, another gruesomely presented body is found.
In an ending with a huge twist, the detectives must unpick decades’ old lies before anyone else dies.
Helen is one of my favourite authors and I love all 3 of her series’ so was very excited to read this new addition to the Calladine & Bayliss series. What can I say? FANTASTIC I was gripped from the very first page, fast paced, plenty going on and adrenaline pumping suspense. What more could I ask it ticked every single box.
The story starts with the abduction of a child that reveals the corpse of a murdered woman this victim has been tortured in a horrific way and affects the team badly. Close on the heels of this Calladine goes missing and the discovery of a dangerous batch of drugs that are flooding the area Ruth and the remainder of the team are chasing their tails trying to keep up with everything.
We learn more about Ruth in this book as she struggles with a difficult decision that could affect everyone. The rest of the team’s character’s continue to grow and develop into well rounded, realistic but complex characters.
There are many twists and turns as the team juggle the two cases and several mind blowing shockers ensure that the reader keeps turning the pages all the way to the jaw dropping conclusion.
Fantastic read well worth the 5 stars.
THE CALLADINE AND BAYLISS SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 2: DEAD SILENT buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 3: DEAD LIST buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 4: DEAD LOST buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 6: DEAD NASTY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 8: DEAD BAD buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 9: DEAD GUILTY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 10: DEAD WICKED buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
Book 11: DEAD SORRY buy from Amazon. Read more on Goodreads
HELEN H. DURRANT
OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
Helen is one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation and began writing when she retired from her job at a local college. Born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother the family settled in a Pennine village between the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is an environment which has shaped her stories. Writing is a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps her busy, and tuned in.
Helen’s children are all grown-up and she has five grandchildren.
BOOKS BY HELEN H. DURRANT
CALLADINE & BAYLISS SERIES:
DEAD & BURIED
DI GRECO SERIES:
DI MATHEW BRINDLE SERIES:
HIS THIRD VICTIM
THE OTHER VICTIM
DCI RACHEL KING SERIES:
DETECTIVES LENNOX & WILDE SERIES:
THE GUILTY MAN
THE FACELESS MAN
DETECTIVES CALLADINE & BAYLISS BOOKS 1-3
THE DETECTIVE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES BOOKS 1-9 BOX SET
DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOOKS 1-3
THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOX SET
THE DETECTIVE RACHEL KING BOOKS 1-3
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