His Hand In the Storm
A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.
His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.
Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the...more
He is called in to investigate a faceless corpse found hanging by the river. And this won't be the only body that falls. Someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup.
These cases are going to test him.... he will risk his life .... and his inner peace will be shattered.
This is ...more
Gray James is not able to get over the death of his son. He is struggling with maintain his facade and that was when the murders starts.
The emotions of the lead character as he tries to sort it out and focus on the case are very beautifully brought out. The plot is interesting and has enough twists and turns to keep it guessing till the very end.
Confusing story, unsympathetic main character with a confusing back story.
Inspector Gray Mystery #1
Chief Inspector Gray James is an intriguing character who after having suffered the loss of his son and being abandoned by his wife has focused his life on solving one murder case after another. He sculpts to keep himself grounded and pretty much lives day to day without really living or perhaps feeling...if that makes sense. It takes awhile to find out Gray’s backstory and I think there is still more to learn as the series continues. My ...more
I enjoyed most of the story, althou ...more
But then I got into the story as the body count started piling up. Gray is the lead investigator and whilst trying to solve the murders he is also trying to keep himself alive as someone has it in for him.
Gray also has some mysterious story regarding his son's death that was heavily dragged out throughout the book, a littl ...more
Perhaps the book doesn't work for me because it's genre: you got a shocking crime scene, trim out the in-depth psychology of the detective looking at it--or make it clearer why I ...more
His Hand In the Storm is the first book in the Inspector Gray James thriller/mystery series by Ritu Sethi. Released 22nd Dec 2018, it's 208 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.
This is a mystery thriller set in Montreal. The main character is flawed (but handsome and irresistible to women) and working with a team in a major crimes unit. The plot is twisty and unpredictable.
There's a fair bit of rough language and graphic violence ...more
I found this book very hard work. There is so much unnecessary descriptions over everything, using 40 words were 5 will do. Always using the dictionaries longest words, where a the normal word would be adequate. By the time you had finished reading the overdone descriptions , of the weather, how the gardens and the houses looked ect, you had forgotten, the reasons why Grey the defective or the other characters had said, done ,gone, ect. And a quick re-read was necessary to ...more
The ending left me wondering how two of the more fringe characters were involved in the murders and why they had it out for James Gray. That was never really explain ...more
Detective Gray is a bitter, depressed, self-punishing man, who blames himself for the death of his young son, and the abandonment by his wife. He throws himself into this work by day, and sculpting the image of his son by night.
While I person ...more
There are a couple of thing I didn't like:
- at first it bothered me that there was too much going on: the crime Gray is investigating and then everything in his personal life.
- the ending, or should I say the open ending, was a bit abrupt.
- in the kindle edition there were really many typos which became bothersome after a while, too many to gloss over. Someone should have done some proofreading a ...more
& before publishing. The grammar and language and spelling are just too many to gloss over. Totally off-putting. Premise and plot is good, but could have been better developed toward a better & satisfying ending. Left me rather cold (pun intended - though not so funny).
If this book is re-proof read and re edited I’d probably recommend it. ...more
The twist at the end, I suppose, is to make the reader want to buy the next book in the series. Maybe.
However, there were too many subplots happening. Maybe it was just that they were brought into the story in such a disjointed manner. It was often jarring the way the author jumped from one plot to another. Either way, it created too many distractions for me to be able to really enjoy this book.
Had a hard time keeping my interest until about 65% into it. It then picked up the pace.
Still confused about the character strife and why do many of Gray's fellow officers seem to want him dead. Why do many enemies and the implication that Gray is colluding with criminals. When he has evidence against superiors and doesn't do anything? Seems very out of character.
Initially quite confusing trying to figure out who is who . Somewhat exotic characters . Gray James is a bit of an enigma , however quite the detective . A puzzling murder shows up . As usual the who, what and why are involved . So goes an investigation with many facets including a start up medical techno company .
I enjoyed this book in spite of many typos and sometimes wordy prose.
The characters were mostly unappealing & their descriptions were unnecessarily graphic. Often, they had sweaty hands, or a sheen of sweat. From the beginning there was no clear picture of what crime(s) had been committed; they were only revealed in bits and pieces throughout the book. Overall a waste of time, but i did want to know the answers to what all was going on. Unfortunately, i still don’t have a clear picture - things jumped around too much, and never really fit together in ...more
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Ritu needs coffee (her patch for Coca Cola), beaches, and murder mysteries to survive – not necessarily in that order. She won the Colorado Gold Award for the first in the Chief Inspector Gray James Murder Mystery Series, His Hand In the Storm. The book was also a Daphne du Maurier Suspense finalist.
She has ...more