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A Killing Coast (DI Andy Horton #7)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Detective Inspector Horton returns and is feeling the heat . . . - When a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton judges it to be an accidental death, but soon discovers he’s got itvery wrong. Under pressure from his superiors, Horton wonders if his ongoing investigation into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years a ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Severn House Publishers (first published January 26th 2012)
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Olufunmi Olayinka
Feb 06, 2016 Olufunmi Olayinka rated it really liked it
Apologies for taking so long on this different but very intriguing crime thriller. I confess to having poor experience of marine lifestyle. Nevertheless despite the slow start I am very much into this novel and constantly wrestling with my other responsibilities in order to pick up from where I stopped. Loving the scenarios of cop with excessive family responsibility ( Cantelli has FIVE children on a cop's salary! ) and cop with dysfunctional family background (Horton is still searching for ...more
Mar 26, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: library-loan
Overall I rate this as a good read. It took me a while to cope with the frequent introduction of new characters, but once in to the story, I found I had to keep going.

The main plot developed some interesting twists and turns, with the hint of suspicion moving on throughout. It builds to an interesting dénouement.

What I found more difficult to follow was the sub-plot involving the past of the central detective. Perhaps I have missed out, having not read any other books in this series. However, I
Lindsay Aly
Jun 26, 2014 Lindsay Aly rated it did not like it
Listened to this as an audio book on my commute to work. I couldn't wait to finish it. I very quickly got sick of "perhaps he did it because...", "perhaps this was why he was murdered...", "perhaps...[some ridiculously convoluted stab in the dark]. It was so dull. I couldn't have cared less by the end. In fact, as soon as the killer was revealed I ejected the CD and took it back to the library. Didn't bother with the last chapter.
Anne Borrowdale
Feb 03, 2015 Anne Borrowdale rated it it was ok
The 2nd book I've read in Rowson's Andy Horton series, and there were quite a few references to things which must have been covered in other novels, which passed me by. I liked most of the novel as a gentle, well-written typical detective story, with an interesting setting around the Isle of Wight and Hampshire. I found the ending confusing, as it didn't seem to flow from the earlier part of the book.
Susan Leary
Apr 14, 2015 Susan Leary rated it really liked it
I did not know this was a series till I started it. Usually I read books in order (OCD) but I kept reading and I really liked this. I liked the inspector very much. I will be reading more of her work, I think.
Trish Feeney
Feb 13, 2015 Trish Feeney rated it it was ok
I liked it and will try another in this series.
It was a bit confusing at times with references to Andy's past.
All in all a decent read.
Ray Heaton
Mar 03, 2013 Ray Heaton rated it liked it
This was an entertaining but none too taxing read! Sort of book to read when something rather light is needed. The story/plot was okay, if a little too convenient at times.
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Internationally acclaimed British author of the DI Andy Horton crime series. Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police drama” by setting it against the atmospheric backdrop of the ever changing sea. Her cops are tough yet fallible. The DI Andy Horton series of crime novels has everything: compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic ...more
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