Just dropping by briefly to leave a review of a book by one of my favourite authors. If you enjoy crime thrillers, you will love this.
Lethal Waves by Pauline Rowson
Every new DI Andy Horton book is cause for celebration in my house. I love police procedurals, and this series is one of the best.
The sudden death of a woman on the Portsmouth to Guernsey ferry, closely followed by the shooting of a vagrant on the beach near the marina where Horton lives on his boat sends the detective and his sidekick, DS Barney Cantelli on an investigative trail that has more twists and turns than a Blackpool roller coaster.
Like in all the best police procedural novels Pauline Rowson is able to make her readers feel as though they are right there by Horton’s side, listening in on each interview, following him into every situation. We get to know Andy Horton inside out, which in some ways is as important as the plot itself because we are in there rooting for him. And he needs someone on his side given the number of nasty colleagues he has to deal with.
Every DI Andy Horton story has been threaded with the backstory of his angst at not being allowed proper contact with the little daughter he adores, and his constant search for the truth about his missing mother.
A little bird tells me we get to the bottom of the missing mum mystery in DI Horton’s next adventure.