Friday, 11 July 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Land of Shadows - Rachel Howzell Hall

Release Date: 23/05/14
Publisher:  Titan


Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects. Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril. Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon. Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met. Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon. And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...


Crime is a guilty pleasure of mine and to be honest I love spending time delving into the criminal mind as well as getting to see the Police work behind the scenes as the story arc is investigated. What occurs within this tale is a crime scene that brings back vivid memories from years before and when the reader gets to the meat of the matter, the emotional aspect really works well.

Back this up with solid crime work, cracking dialogue and all round great prose generated a story that I was pleased I spent the time with. Great stuff.

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