Chloe - Lost Girl (Carl Sant Murder Mysteries, #1)
A missing student. A gunned-down detective. A woman in fear for her life. All three are connected somehow.
Detective Inspector Carl Sant and his fellow officers get on the case. But what links the disappearance of a university student, the death of an off-duty police sergeant, and a professor reluctant to help them solve the case?
Their only clue is a sequence of numbers, et...more
Chloe – Lost Girl is the first book in a new thriller/detective series by author Dan Laughey. The book is set in Leeds, UK and features Detective Inspector Carl Sant and his team. The book opens with a Detective Liam Dryden meeting a female informant in a rural location. After the woman had told her story Dryden left, catching a bus out of the area.
Not long into the bus journey Dryden and the other passengers on board were gunned down. The last thing tha ...more
If you like your mysteries far reaching, love to play your own version of connect the dots before the police and want your characters to ...more
Admittedly, it is a but slow moving. The book starts off with a bang and then slows to a bit of a crawl for a while.
What worked with the slow pace, ...more
Chloe – Lost Girl is about a 20-year-old Chloe Lee who has been missing from Leeds, West Yorkshire since September 9th. The novel immediately starts with the story of Detective Sergeant Liam Dryden who was gunned down in a bus soon after secretly interviewing a person regarding a murder case during his off duty, before the bus that he was riding was involved in an accident. H ...more
As one of my favourite genres, I was so excited to be given the opportunity to read this shortish (286 pages) début murder/mystery by Dan Laughey. During a really exciting opening chapter, the action rocketed and the tension immediately soared as events moved along at a rapid pace.
The characters created by the author, Dan Laughey, were fascinating in themselves, particularly DI Carl Sant. I loved the banter between the dedicated DI Sant and his assistant, DC B ...more
The lead character, Carl Sant, is a great character. He has his flaws, but he is also a great guy. He is a little bit on the dense side when it comes to the people around him. He is smart, though, and sees things in a way that others don't always understand, but they indulge him anyway. He is in no uncertain ter ...more
What I read was quite a complex police procedural. The brutal shooting of a police officer on a bus really set the scene to the investigation that followed. ...more
The book starts with an Dryden, an off duty Policeman meeting an unknown informant for some information….but when he leave the meeting, he gets on a bus and is killed….along with everyone else on the bus.
The Police force whip into action to try to discover what happened to they friend and colleague. Who was he meeting and why? He leaves a mysterious message on the misty window and DI Carl Sant and colleagues try to ...more
This was no exercise in decoration, but the undoing of destruction. -Chloe: Lost Girl
This book was a journey into England. I stumbled across t ...more
The story, The characters, The writing, The mystery that is wrapped within the pages; all helped to make this a very exciting, thrilling read.
I have a read a lot of books over the past 18 months through blog tours, etc and it is always nice to find a story that gets an INSTANT 5 stars! This book blew me away with how fantastic it was. Dan Laughey is not an author I was familiar with before now, but he has now been added to my Fave Authors on Goodreads! Fantastic writing! I cann ...more
`Chloe Lost girl´ is book one of two. A gritty detective story set in Leeds, Yorkshire. The descriptions of the many places mentioned within the book were reminiscent for me; I was taken on a trip down memory lane through Dan Laughley´s great descriptions of my former home town.
The story´s main character , Detective Carl Sant and his workmates were all interesting, believable and likeable characters and I felt that the storyline was well deliv ...more
Little by little the police suspects there is a connection, but which one? It certainly is deeply hidden because they don’t really seem to make head or tails of this link.
What does the mysterious clue mean? Who is that woman and more importantly, where is Chloe?
This will all be revealed, but not in this part. The mystery will remain hidden a bit longer.
It really ...more
Or rather, follow DI Carl Sant as he attempts to make connections and unravel a mystery that goes back to the 80s.
Well that was a good read - but darn it, the answer lies in book 2: Chloe - Never Forget. I'll be back with a full review later, I have some more reading to do ;)
The plot was quite complicated switching between different cases and incidents that initially seemed unrelated. Add in a few continuity errors, such as an officer bemoaning the lack of a torch and the next page using his torch, and it became unnecessarily confused.
The relationships between the officers of different ranks seemed a little off.
The book doesn't have an ending. It simply stops and gives the reader the blurb for the next book.
I didn't ...more
Normally I wouldn't grant a five star where I'm left hanging in suspense at tge end od one book. However, in this case I believe a five staris warranted. Although the end of the first books leaves you unfulfilled and dying for more, you don't really mind the wait. This book is a standalone suspense /mystery. Great characters and a good blend of personalities with developing suspense for the continued story. I look forward to the continued tell. No sex, graphic violence or foul langua ...more
Then the death of a policeman on a bus. In his dying moments he leaves a code which the police force will have to decipher to solve his murder.
D.I. Sant and his team prioritise the death of the policeman but as they dig further, they find a link to the Chloe, the missing girl. Can Sant persuade his bosses that the two cases are linked?