No Time to Cry
Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss, and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He's been executed - a single shot to the head.
In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined t...more
When undercover cop DC Constance Fairchild returns to their base she discovers the dead body of her boss and friend DI Pete Copperthwaite. He has been executed with a single shot to the head. Someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the faile ...more
It is on extremely rare occasion that have more than one series by the same author that I become entranced with. This is one of those extremely rare occasions. I started this book with doubts about it matching up to the Tony McLean series. Put all your doubts aside. This new series does not have to equal that first series as it stands alone.
Constance Fairchild(DC) and her partner Pete Copperthwaite (DI) are working undercover on as dangerous a mission/surveillance ...more
We're dropped right into it straight away, as cop Constance (Con, never Connie) Fairchild goe ...more
I did like the character of Consta ...more
The book begins with the discovery of a Detective’s body and Constance, or Con, is under suspicion as she was the one to find the body and worked closely with him.
Con is confused by everyone’s attitude towards her and when she is suspended, she is speechless.
Someone then tries to kill Con and she realises there’s more to Pete’s death than meets the eye.
Con is then approached by an old school friend who asks for her help to find her sister, who seems to h ...more
This is a great police thriller and written very well. I have read some of this author before and this is less mystical than those ones, which is better in my opinion. (I didn't find that side of his writing very believable). This book however, is full of believable characters, fast pacy p ...more
Gripping, complex, and interesting (and featuring a brilliant new detective), this looks like the start of what's set to be a brilliant new series by James Oswald. I haven't read his Inspector McLean series but have heard great things, so I'm glad this lived up to that as such an enjoyable read.
Main character Constance (DC Fairchild) is brilliant - fiesty, inependent but with a sensitive side too, she's a brilliant character to follow and, though she can be sp ...more
I'll read the second book in the series to see if I can warm up to her. If not, the flaw must be in me and not in the writing. ...more
Detective Constable Constance ‘Con’ Fairchild wasn’t expecting to find her boss shot in the ...more
Con has been working on an undercover sting when she walks into the fake office and finds her boss, DI Pete Copperthwaite tied to a chair and shot dead. Con is immediately suspended pending an investigation but is bewildered as to why she is being scapegoated and even more so when someone tries to kill her.
I thoroughly enjoyed No Time to Cry which is ...more
This book is about a female undercover officer in the met, DC Constance (Con) Fairchild. It follows her story and is read in the first person through her. It starts with her undercover op going awry as her boss on the op is killed and she finds him. Pulled from the case and now under suspicion o ...more
The story starts straight away with one of the most hard hitting openings I’ve read. I felt immediately drawn into the story and the action, intrigued as to what happenned. What follows is a very action packed, dark novel which is quite gruesome in places. Oswald definitely knows how to set a scene and the graphic descriptions made the story seem very real. I definit ...more
Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong.
Constance Fairchild has worked for over five years in the police department. Now a Detective Constable working undercover, Constance’s choice of occupation has never pleased her family. Coming from wealth, Constance was private schooled and it was always thought by her father that she would marry within their circle and she would become a good wife. But this was never the li ...more
I've been reading James Oswald's other series ,The Inspector McLean books, over the last month and thoroughly enjoyed them. This, the first in a new series, is next level stuff though.
When Con Fairchild is suspended after her boss is killed when an undercover op goes wrong things feel bad enough. No one in her department trusts her anymore. A chance meeting with an old friend leads Con to investigate the disappearance of her sister and things go from bad to worse - hitmen, corru ...more
Con, she hates being called Connie, is a very strong character. You often read a ...more
It's a good start to a new series, the talking ghost keeps a low profile, so it's proper crime fiction, not veering off into fantasy or scifi (thank you!) ...more
DC Constance Fairchild receives a text from her boss to go to the office, the office that is actually a front for a sting operation they are in the middle of. When Con arrives Pete, her boss is dead, shot through the head execution style. Con soon becomes the main suspect and is suspended from duty. When someone tries to kill her, Con decides she ...more
I shall now stop gushing and tell you what I didn't like about the book, since that's often more interesting.
Firstly, it was really easy to tell who the goodies and baddies were. This is because all the male characters (except the dead guy) were baddies (or at least a bit wet, so y ...more
Con comes from a privileged background but has worked hard to distance herself ...more
Whilst they both are conducting an undercover operation, Detective Constable Constance “Con” Fairchild discovers the murdered body of her boss and best friend DI Pete Copperthwaite. To make matters even worse, Con is suspended from duty and subjected to an internal investigation, suggesting that, in s ...more