Tormented to the edge of sanity …
Just when DI Matthew Adams thinks he’s left the past behind him, it comes back to haunt him once again; this time in the form of the Conner family.
Like Matthew, the Conners have lost a child in tragic circumstances – and they’ve also found themselves in the hands of one of the most depraved criminals to walk the streets: ‘Dead-eyed’ Charlie Roberts, a drug addicted low-life with a penchant for extreme violence.
Matthew’s greatest affinity lies with Daniel Conner, the brooding father who still blames himself for his youngest child’s death. But when Daniel’s wife and daughter are tortured and tormented by Roberts, can Matthew prevent him from completely ruining his own life for an act of revenge particularly when, once upon a time, that’s exactly what Matthew would have done too?
Book 3 in the DI Matthew Adams series, but my first and won’t be my last as I loved this fast paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout – and swearing a lot at the repulsive character Charlie!!
DI Matthew Adams gets involved in this case and has more in common with the family involved than he’d like as they have both lost young children. The Conner family are still all haunted by the tragedy that took their youngest from them, and life has been an uphill struggle and the after effects still follow them daily. When their eldest daughter gets mixed up in the seedier side of life through a crush she develops, then the whole family are set to be dragged in to a situation that turns into a terrifying ordeal.
You really feel the despair that the family experiences throughout the book and circumstances seem set to tear them apart yet again. When DI Adams learns of their past it brings back his loss and you understand what drives him in doing all he can to put an end to Charlie Roberts and his horrifying legacy.
The author does a fabulous job of switching from the emotion felt by families who have lost loved ones, to that of a trail of destruction caused by a truly evil, crazy psycho and the whole story is a real rollercoaster ride for the reader!
Thank you to the author and publisher for my advanced copy in return for a fair and honest review!
Reblogged this on Sheryl Browne and commented:
Can’t resist sharing! A fabulous review for Deadly Intent. Thank you so much, Karen at Books and me!!! I LOVE it!
So glad you like it!! Share away lol!! Thank you again for another fabulous book to enjoy!! 🙂
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Yay! Thank you SO much for a stunning review, Karen. And for your lovely comment about switching characters. They did seem to feed each other. A difficult book to write because I felt them so intensely. I am so, so pleased you enjoyed. 🙂 xx
Thank you for your lovely words!! Easy to write reviews about books, and characters, when they get under your skin!! 🙂 xx
PS. I shared on WP. Hope that’s okay! 🙂 xx