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
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 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
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 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
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 ;)