A time to kill – Stephen Puleston

Book Blurb:

A missing person. 

Investigating the disappearance of local antiques dealer, Harry Jones, is not high on DI Ian Drake’s priority list. He has more important things to spend his time on than looking for a man who has probably just walked out on his wife. Until they find Harry’s dead body…

Shot at close range and dumped like rubbish.

Drake knows they are dealing with a cold-bloodied killer. But the valleys of Snowdoniaare an unlikely place for a murderer to hide out, and Harry an unlikely victim. As the investigation unfolds, Drake discovers a web of intrigue surrounding Harry, and business links with the criminal underworld.  

A killer hidden in plain sight. 

When another murder takes place that strikes at the heart of the community Drake is convinced the killer lies closer to home. And when two key witnesses disappear, Drake faces a race against time to bring the killer to justice, before he strikes again… 

My Thoughts:

Welcome back dear readers and listeners.

Can you believe this is book 5?

So welcome back to another case with our old friend DI Ian Drake and team

It still amazes me 5 books in how much of a dangerous place the windswept landscape of wales is, and fortunately for us , this story is no different.

Again I am captivated by the cover art of this book, it’s beautiful yet haunting, leaves me feeling like something isn’t quite right. I take my hat off to the artist who once again as absolutely nailed it.

It seems that not even selling antiques in wales isn’t a safe occupation anymore as we discover, but as with all good British crime thrillers , there is so much more to it.

The team dynamic is coming together in this book as the new members fit in to the existing team members, it’s believable how they each discover things they like and things They dislike about each other

I enjoy Stephen Puleston’s writing style it’s detailed yet his stories are easy to follow but full of grit and drama, a winning combination.

And DI drake, grows as a character every book at first I thought that his routines defined him, but 5 books in I am so pleased he is finally conquering them and even perhaps living his best life.

I am pleased to welcome back Richard Elfyn as golden voiced narrator, who once again hits all those unpronounceable welsh place names perfectly, without loosing any of the grittiness and suspense of the story..

I am happy to say 5 books in this series shows no signs of loosing any of its balls, and goes from strength to strength and that in its self is a testament to the brilliant team of Stephens writing and Richards excellent narrating.

I can’t recommend this series enough, British doesn’t get any better than this, make your ears happy, give them Ian Drake.

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