The Guilty Ones by Joy Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BLOG TOUR REVIEW
When DI Rowan Jackman`s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself in the river Jackman and his team find themselves investigating a complex case that is not only very personal for Jackman but will also cause other members of his team to 're - evaluate their own lives.As Jackman and DS Marie Evans dig into Sarah`s life Jackman discovers that he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law`s past.
During the ensuing investigation the team uncover a possible connection between Sarah`s death,the death of another woman in a neighbouring village and the case of a convicted murderer who`s family are convinced he was innocent.
DI Jackman and his team find themselves caught up in a deadly battle of wits against a twisted adversary who is manipulative,cunning and very,very dangerous.
I think I have a bit of a crush on a certain DI Rowan Jackman,he`s just a really lovely nice guy.He is respectful to the members of his team,loves his family and is kind to the people he interviews during the course of his investigators.One of the things I love about this series is the camaraderie and banter between all the members of the team.They are friends as well as colleagues,care about each other and work well together as a team.I also like Rory Wilkinson the pathologist,I love his witty humour and sarcastic quips.
This is a gripping,twisty,roller coaster ride that hooks the reader in from the first page and has a unexpected cliff hanger ending.Because of the perceived threat to their lives Jackman`s family feature quite a bit in this book and we learn more about his relationships with them which adds personal depth to the story.Occasionally throughout the story we get a glimpse into the twisted thoughts and perceived reasons behind the actions of Jackman`s adversary.
Although this is the fourth book in the series it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.Jackson and his team also get help.in this books from a character from the Nikki Galena series.I love this brilliant series and can't wait to find out what Joy Ellis has planned for Rowan Jackman and his team in the next book.
UK #1 Best Seller with THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS and THE FOURTH FRIEND
700,000 books sold and rising!
"I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the sixties and seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!
And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our two second generation Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I can, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; my choice of genre was suddenly clear. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!"
THE DETECTIVES - DI Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team. DS Marie Evans is haunted by the loss of her husband in a motorbike accident. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND
Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES
PUBLICATION DATE : 9 March 2018
PUBLISHER : Joffe Books
GENRE : Crime,Mystery & Thriller