An explosive fire. A double murder. And that’s just the start…
When DCI Michael Lambert is called out to an apparent house fire, he knows it can’t be routine. Instead he finds the remains of a burnt house, a traumatised child and two corpses - one of whom is a senior police officer.
Lambert’s got other problems. Anti-corruption are onto his boss. His relationships is on the rocks. He can’t get over his ex-wife and he keeps blacking out.
But when a detective has been murdered the stakes are too high to get distracted. All is not as it seems. As the investigation continues Lambert realises he is getting drawn into something altogether bigger and more terrifying than he could ever have imagined…
Trust no one.
Although this is the third book in the series, I'm a newcomer to Matt Brolly's work and I have to say it worked perfectly well as a stand-alone title, too. I thoroughly enjoyed Matt's writing style and the twists and turns of the case as DCI Lambert races to solve the case.
From the first moment, we know that things aren't going to be smooth-sailing for Lambert. His personal life, as seems to be the norm with police heroes, is fairly chaotic at the moment, so he has a lot to juggle if he's to stay on top of his game.
As ever, there's so much I don't want to say for fear of giving the plot away, which is something I really don't want to do. I struggled to guess the "whodunnit" and I always love when that happens as I prefer to be surprised at the reveal. I'm sure that the others taking part in the tour will give more clues.
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