Presumed Dead (A Dylan Scott Mystery #1)
Mystery/Suspense. I have to admit this was one of the best books I have read in quite a while. Dylan Scoot was kicked off the police force in disgrace, and spent some time in prison. Down on his luck with no job, and his wife kicking him out, and worse yet his mother moving in. Then Holly Champion approaches him, she wants him to find out what happened to her mother Anita thirteen years ago. Reluctantly he takes on the case.
Soon he finds h...more
Presumed Deadby Shirley Wells is a fast-paced crime novel that draws you in from the very first page, and you definitely won’t be left disappointed.
The novel begins by describing the predicament of our protagonist, Dylan Scott, who is currently separated from his wife and living in a rented apartment with his mother. He hates living like this, especially as he was dismissed from the police force for using undue force on an assailant. Howev...more
He finds out how sma...more
Dylan Scott is having a very bad patch in his life, disgraced, imprisoned on a charge of excessive force and losing his career on the London Police Force as a detective. Not only that, he is nearly penniless, booted out by his wife and is living in "the smallest fl...more
This was a fun read. I started out feeling sorry for Dylan (his mother moves in with him, for Pete’s sake) and ended up li...more
"She'll come around. She always does."
Poor Dylan Scott. While waiting on his wife to 'come around' he takes on the plight of a young woman determined to find out the fate of her mother who disappeared 13 years ago. The woman, Anita Champion interacted with a host of suspicious characters the night she disappeared and I could not get enough of hearing Dylan cajole each one into divulging more information.
The storyline switches between Dylan's efforts to reunite with his estranged wife Beverley while spending time with his son and away from his mother and his time involved in trying to discover Anita Champion's last movements and what may have happened to her. We follow his movemen...more
First off don't let the cover and title fool you, this is not a paranormal romance. Presumed Dead is a great mystery novel. I haven't read a old fashion mystery with out romance in a long time and Presumed Dead caught my attention. It is a great cover.
Dylan Scott was a great hero. He was down on his luck, after just being kicked off the police force and spending time in jail. He was in a bad mood, with his pride and self esteem taking a hit. It gets worse when his wife gets tired of his attitude...more
The more Dylan finds out about Anita, the more he understands her and he is certain she never would have left her dau...more
Appearances can be deceptive. The cover of this book made me think I was in for vampires, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Ex-cop Dylan Scott has been thrown out by his wife and faced with his mother moving into his tiny rental flat, he takes on the job of finding Holly Champion's mother Anita, who had just seemingly vanished 13 years ago when Holly was 11. Dylan travels to the small Lancashire town of Dawson's Clough where people remember Anita a...more
this book was a fun read. it kept you thinking where the plot was headed next. it dragged along a little to much in the middle but the pace and action picked up towards the end. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy and enjoyable book to read.
This was a fun read. I started out feeling sorry for Dylan (his mother moves in with him, for Pete’s sake) and...more