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Dark Crimes (DCI Sophie Allen #1)
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Book Club Selection > June 2017 Value Read - Dark Crimes, by Michael Hambling

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David Gooch | 3958 comments Mod
Dark Crimes by Michael Hambling

"A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart.
It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim’s mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There’s an obvious suspect but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for a warped revenge? "

Link for Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/2qIE1Pq
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Discussion Leader - David Gooch


David Gooch | 3958 comments Mod
Ok then as I'm leading this one I will start with the authors own website which gives information both on him and his books.

http://www.michaelhambling.co.uk/Home...


David Gooch | 3958 comments Mod
Right I personally hadn't heard of this guy before so he will go on my new authors read challenge as I have just downloaded it and will be starting it this week.


Pauline Wharton | 41 comments I've started but didn't get far because of small domestic crisis. So far ok, with one slight reservation, but I shall wait and see - it may not be important.


David Gooch | 3958 comments Mod
Well I'm over half way way now and it reads ok. Good mystery in who has done the killing etc.
Personally I am not over keen on DCI Sophie Allen but you never know she may grow on me.


Pauline Wharton | 41 comments Did anyone else read this? I thought it was quite good, though I wasn't too keen on DCI Sophie Allen. Maybe she improves in later books.


AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 558 comments Pauline wrote: "Did anyone else read this? I thought it was quite good, though I wasn't too keen on DCI Sophie Allen. Maybe she improves in later books."

I read Buried Crimes by the same author. I liked the writing and the mystery. DCI Sophie Allen comes across as competent and sympathetic but not really anything else. SHe doesn't really have as strong a presence as most other protagonists in police procedurals.


Pauline Wharton | 41 comments Thanks. I'll probably try another.


David Gooch | 3958 comments Mod
Yes I read it.
I thought it was ok. I personally wasn't keen on Allen.
I liked the writing style but for me Allen came across as a little arrogant.


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