What the publisher says:
When a torched body is found in a country lane, DI Bliss and Chandler are called in to investigate.
The detectives are drawn towards recent missing person reports, and believe their victim will prove to be one of them. Bliss thinks he knows which, and fears the outcome if he is proven right.
Soon the body is identified, and Bliss and Chandler discover evidence suggesting this murder might be a terrorist attack.
Meanwhile, someone from Bliss’s past needs his help, and soon he is juggling his personal life with the demanding case. To make matters more complicated, MI5 and the Counter-Terrorist Unit are called in to help solve the case. But are they on the right track?
Bliss and Chandler soon find themselves in a race against time, and this might just be their most challenging case yet…
What I say:
As a new author to me I wasn’t sure what to expect of this novel partly because I usually prefer my police officers to be of the female variety. I wasn’t disappointed though as I was quickly gripped by the storyline which starts with a grizzly murder which isn’t all that it seems.
DI Biss is an intriguing character, one who is likeable and determined to get the job done but not by stepping on toes nor by sucking up to his superiors. There was a hint of a potential future romance with Chandler but nothing certain, just enough to make me interested in the next in the series.
Although this is the third book in the DI Bliss series it reads like a standalone with very few elements of previous stories used again and there is enough description to help where needed.
As DI Bliss delves deeper into the investigation he finds himself coming across a number of other law enforcement bodies (trying desperately not to give any spoilers here!) and also a connection to an old friend who has asked him for help.
This is a fabulous read with twists and turns and a neatly tied up ending. Definitely worth a look and I will be investigating the others in the series
Rating 5 out of 5
About the author:
Tony J Forder is the author of the critically acclaimed crime thriller series featuring detectives Jimmy Bliss and Penny Chandler. The first two books, Bad to the Bone and The Scent of Guilt, will be joined in the series on 29 May 2018 by If Fear Wins.
Tony’s dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, featuring ex-detective Frank Rogers, was also published by Bloodhound Books. This was intended to be a stand-alone novel, but Tony is now considering the possibility of a follow-up.
One book that will definitely see a sequel is Scream Blue Murder. This was published in November 2017, and received praise from many, including fellow authors Mason Cross, Matt Hilton and Anita Waller.
Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyJForder @TonyJForder
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tony+j+forder?_requestid=248936
Bloodhound Books: http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/tony-forder