The Death Messenger
Track a stalker. Catch a killer.
When a mysterious DVD is delivered to Northumbria Police Headquarters, DS Matthew Ryan and Detective Superintendent Eloise ONeil are among the few to view its disturbing content. With little to go on the only lead comes from the anonymous and chilling womans voice narrating the blood-soaked lock-up depicted on screen.
But with no victim...more
Ryan and ONeill are back, with a seemingly impossible case to crack. Hannah reunites all of our favourites from The Silent Room, in a brand new elite team. Detective Superintendent Eloise ONeill heads this unit. The unit is designed to tackle the trickiest of cases. The most ...more
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Ryan and O'Neil are back ....with a bang. A complicated case of videos being sent to police up and down the country, victims left right and centre and with no obvious links.. this is a meaty thriller to really get those teeth into.
Ryan and O'Neil really shine in this book - their relationship, arguments, mutual respect yet love hate relationship develops and is at the centre of this case. There's backstory which builds up a very ...more
This second in the series (regretfully, I missed the first one), starts as Detective Superintendent Eloise O'Neil and Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan of the Northumbria Police are setting up a newly formed unit that could have the potential to deal with international issues or really hot assignments. Their first case starts when they receive a DVD depicting a bloody murder scene in a lock-up close to the ...more
Obviously you will discover for yourselves the extremely well crafted storyline, and the highly original compunction the killers have for committing the crimes they ...more
Not only are the detectives playing a bizarre cat-and-mouse game with their perpetrator(s), who deliver high-quality video of the crime scenes, but they are also being toyed with by those above them in the chain of command.
The bad: The book was way longer than it ...more
You know they say there's always more beneath the surface and this is a nice build up to the ultimate reveal especially in regards to the police department trying to bring victims families justice.
One thing is for certain a serial killer seems to be taking pleasure in being elusive.
Perhaps the pieces of this murder mystery can be solved quickly before more bodies are ...more
The plotting is razor sharp and moves along at breakneck pace. Unusual range of victims and suspects which gives the reader work to do. I enjoyed the layering of personal relationships between the investigators amid the diverse locations and plot strands.
The author is clearly pretty enamoured of the people she ...more
In this novel, ONeill and Ryan have joined forces on an elite squad known as the shadow squad. The Shadow squad investigates crimes that are unusual or exceptional. They catch their first case in the form of a series of ...more
I hadnt read book one in this series but that didnt matter as I was instantly caught up Detective Ryan and ONeils latest case.
The action kicks in immediately and the detectives are caught up in a case which seems impossible to solve; how are they going to find a murderer when they only have a video with a crime scene, but no body and no clue where the crime took place.?!
And then things take an even darker turn...
This story is full of twists and ...more
Enjoyable fast paced read with twists and turns.
Good characters. with good ...more
Wow, the mystery in this book made me want to read more of books with investigation case! I love the story though I felt like the romance shouldn't be inside the book. However, it was intriguing enough with challenging case to be solved immediately.
I would love to read another police investigation case that are mystery and challenging. Let me know if you guys know any! 😃 This book can be read without reading the first book because it is standalone. In fact, I did not even read the ...more
The book held my interest throughout, but did not blow me away. Police Detectives Mathew Ryan and Eloise O'Neil receive a very disturbing video and must unravel the clues before more victims start to pile up.
Many thanks to Netgalley and St Martins Press for this advanced readers copy.