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Old Time Radio S Greatest Dramas Collection 2 yPpen and as a reader I could believe it We are given some insight into their background through their memories but no clue as to who they might actually be There are red herrings littered in amongst whatou know by the end of the book to be some very clearly dropped clues You have to be uite canny to pick up on them at first pass thoughThankfully for the reader and the innocent folk of York canny is the one thing that Geraldine excels at She is the only dissenting voice in a team determined to find the muggers guilty of murder I love Geraldine s determination but also that sense of vulnerability that comes from her from time to time One minute she is dogged and certain the next she is doubting herself and struggling with the dynamic of her enforced demotion and transfer I also loved seeing her internal battle as she struggles with her growing feelings for Ian They are close friends but is it conceivable that it can ever be anythingMaybe maybe not I guess we re all going to have to keep reading to find that one outThis book is a brilliant example of a police thriller with a series of dark and twisted murders at its heart Full of tension misdirection and blend of drama and humour it will play with Old Time Radio S Greatest Mysteries Collection 2 your emotions too There are heart stopping moments where characters especially Geraldine are pushed right to the edge that makeou uestion if Old Time Radio S Greatest Westerns Collection 2 you would react in the same way Eually there are those moments of inevitability which made me pause for a moment and think about the senseless loss of life so sadly representative of modern society And above all of this it s just a bloody good story I have followed the ups and downs of Geraldine Steel s career from the beginning with Cut ShortNow here we are with book twelve in the DI Geraldine Steel series where she is not a DI but continues in the demoted position of detective sergeant working in York under her former sergeant Ian Peterson who is now her inspector I could cheerfully bang both Geraldine s and Ian s heads together sometimes because they do not do what I want them to do But I suppose that is often true with people that I have followed the ups and downs of Geraldine Steel s career from the beginning with Cut ShortNow here we are with book twelve in the DI Geraldine Steel series where she is not a DI but continues in the demoted position of detective sergeant working in York under her former sergeant Ian Peterson who is now her inspector I could cheerfully bang both Geraldine s and Ian s heads together sometimes because they do not do what I want them to do But I suppose that is often true with people thatou know well which says a lot about the depth of character that author Leigh Russell has created during this seriesIn this book Geraldine finds herself on et another murder investigation when what appears to be a random killing in a back alley in York is being associated with a "series of recent muggings The Chief Inspector is looking for a simple solution by getting her team "of recent muggings The Chief Inspector is looking for a simple solution by getting her team find the muggers convinced that this will solve the caseGeraldine has been beaten down by her autocratic boss too often to know that she hasn t got the voice that she had when she was an inspector so finds herself walking down two paths Working with the and also following her own instincts Working with the team and also her own instincts in her own timeI m not going to commenton the plot and risk giving anything away but on Geraldine s personal front there is a cliffhanger at the end which will leave devotees of the series longing for Book 13 For a smart woman Geraldine Steele can be pretty dumb I think Ian needs to start saving up for an aeroplane with a banner behind it She was also not firing on all cylinders when it came to her investigation I made the crucial connection way before she got anywhere near it and even then she only got part of the way there Then as usual she walked headlong into a situation she couldn t hope to manage She really needs to get her priorities sorted out and keep her mind on the job As usual Gera For a smart woman Geraldine Steele can be pretty dumb I think Ian needs to start saving up for an aeroplane with a banner behi Number 12 in the series and still as good as ever which is some achievement as by this time often a series is getting a bit staleGeraldine is still the cracking maverick detective she has always been despite her reduced rank She s blind as a bat in her personal life though Interesting main plot I had worked out the culprit and sort of expected the showdown but none of that took from my enjoyment of the book A bit like catching up with old friends ou revisit the past and luxuriate in the Number 12 in the series and still as good as ever which is some achievement as by this time often a series is getting a bit staleGeraldine is still the cracking maverick detective she has always been despite her reduced rank She s blind as a bat in her personal life though Interesting main plot I had worked out the culprit and sort of expected the showdown but none of that took from my enjoyment of the book A bit like catching up with old friends ou revisit the past and luxuriate in the familiar. Cole Mel Sherratt and LJ RossLook out for DI Geraldine Steel investigations in Cut Short Road Closed Dead End Death Bed Stop Dead Fatal Act Killer Plan Murder Ring Deadly Alibi Class Murder and Death Rope plus the special Christmas short story Killer ChristmasDon t miss the DI Ian Peterson series Cold Sacrifice Race to Death and Blood Ax. They should be culpable for their actions Instead of being grouped in as someone who isn t guilty per se by reason of insanity or due to mental health issuesAnd why are people who show early or previous signs of severe mental health issues not evaluated sooner This is often the case with children and oung people who fall victim to an inadeuate system and end up harming themselves othersIt s certainly a slippery slope our society sits upon This is a fast paced police procedural with a killer who leads the police on a merry chase I received a courtesy copy I was very disappointed in this the 12th in the series After a good start the book descended to tedium as the case stalled The side issue of the three muggers only served as a diversion and did not add to the plot at allA tall woman with an unusual gait seen near the first two murders Later this character was traced and noted to wearing heavy make up I was away ahead of ex inspector Geraldine DNA from the suspect is found on this lady s door Not one of the team desperately looking for I was very disappointed in this the 12th in the series After a good start the book descended to tedium as the case stalled The side issue of the three muggers only served as a diversion and did not add to the plot at allA tall woman with an unusual gait seen near the first two murders Later this character was traced and noted to wearing heavy make up I was away ahead of ex inspector Geraldine DNA from the suspect is found on this lady s door Not one of the team desperately looking for leads thoughtof testing the occupier of the house even when they had access to tooth and hair brushes Not credibleI expectedfrom an old hand like Leigh Russell Read this if The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Collection 2 you re happy with no sleepLove Leigh Russell s writing and Geraldine Steel 12 didn t disappoint Took me only two days to read the book Not that is a fast read but that I just couldn t put it down Seriously I need sleep Thank goodness book 13 isn t outet Good night I normally enjoy this series but found it to be extremely boring predictable and unbelievable in parts not one of her best There is a killer on the streets of York someone so brazen and vicious that they stalk and attack their victims without fear confident that the police will never be able to catch them And it appears they could be right In spite of having clear DNA evidence the police are unable to trace the killer and with the powers that be convinced that the deaths are simply a case of a mugging gone wrong Geraldine appears to be the only officer convinced that somethingsinister is in playWhat I There is a killer on the streets of York someone so brazen and vicious that they stalk and attack their victims without fear confident that the "police will never be able to catch them And it appears they could be right "will Never Be Able To Catch Them And be able to catch them And appears they could be right spite of having clear DNA evidence the police are unable to trace the killer and with the powers that be convinced that the deaths are simply a case of a mugging gone wrong Geraldine appears to be the only officer convinced that somethingsinister is in playWhat I love about this series is the way in which Leigh Russell always manages to create a scene and a story full of tension and mystery from the very beginning In this case we are privy to the immediate aftermath of the first murder a case which is soon to haunt Geraldine and her fellow officers The death is bloody and violent but driven by the killers inner thoughts and our imaginations only The actual deed is kept largely off the page That is the beauty of the books in the series they deal in very serious subjects and uite disturbing murders in some cases but the reader is at the heart of the action without being at the centre of the terror to A perfect balanceThe other key to this series success something which shines through oncein this book is the way in which characters are created and developed with each story While long term readers will know Geraldine Steel and her DI Ian Peterson we are still getting to know the team around them and Old Time Radio S Greatest Comedies Collection 2 yet after just a few books they already feel familiar to me And it s not just the Detectives who feel familiar Leigh Russell is so adept at bringing her characters to life that in just a few paragraphsou have a real feel for them all be they murderer or potential victim In this case it was the dynamic between the three muggers Daryl Carver and Nelson which struck me the most that kind of sense of entitlement from the older boys and the need to belong mixed with the fear of being caught that emanates from Daryl It beings that level of authenticity to the story and plays with the readers emotions as I found myself torn between a desire for justice and a kind of feeling of the inevitability of what was going to transpireAnd then there is the killer A dark and very dangerous individual You can feel the tension creep in whenever they appear on the page and the level of pleasure they take from their kills is uite disturbing but also compelling You want to read on to see how far they will go and if they will be caught They seem pretty confident that s not going to ha. Ine Steel thinks this is the work of a deliberate murdererTwo victims are discovered after further seemingly indiscriminate attacks The muggers are tracked down with tragic conseuences And all the while the killer remains at large When Geraldine finally manages to track down a witness she finds her own life is in dangerFor fans of Martina. I enjoyed this book but not as much as Death Rope as I found the story a little slow in places and the ending predictableNevertheless the continuation of the personal stories of the main characters is engaging for anyone familiar with the seriesThe descriptions of York are accurate and atmospheric I am a bit of a fan of this author having read all her series and standalone books Or so I thought I saw that she had a new Geraldine out this month and got a bit excited Then I got a bit horrified as I realised that although I bought this book a while ago I hadn t actually read it Determined to rectify this heinous crime and relieved that I hadn t forgotten it totally I duly sneaked it into my TBR as soon as I had finished my current read Phew If ou haven t read the previous books an I am a bit of a fan of this author having read all her series and standalone books Or so I thought I saw that she had a new Geraldine out this month and got a bit excited Then I got a bit horrified as I realised that although I bought this book a while ago I hadn t actually read it Determined to rectify this heinous crime and relieved that I hadn t forgotten it totally I duly sneaked it into my TBR as soon as I had finished my current read Phew If ou haven t read the previous books and I do realise that there are a lot of them Tales Of The Texas Rangers Collection 2 you could doourself a favour and play catch up They are all great reads in themselves and Geraldine will make muchsense as a character if Fear Nothing you do Ifou do find that time is not our friend then don t worry the author has included enough of her past to make what is happening in this book make sense So a man is found dead in an alleyway throat cut Could it be connected to the spate of muggings that have been happening in and around York The Police seem to think so Well most of them anyway Geraldine isn t so sure But being the newbie on the team and with her own cheuered past to deal with she has to toe the party line Professionally at any rate Personally she starts her own investigation Oh Geraldine Will she bite offthan she can chew With Ian being a bit distant something that really worries Geraldine both personally and professionally she has to take matters into her own hands but at what cost Will the conseuences of her actions come back to bite her I love this series I still can t believe I nearly missed this one but I have taken myself off and had a word so it shouldn t happen again Geraldine has been through a lot bless her But for all her faults and dodgy dealings she has always done things for the right reason and that continues here She has a lot on her shoulders already her "twin and the of the shenanigans that relationship cost her her subseuent demotion and "and the aftermath of the shenanigans that relationship cost her her subseuent demotion and and as we start the book it looks like she is back on as even a keel as she can be Her grit and tenacity doesn t let up either but hervulnerable and human sides continue to shine through Her relationship with Ian is precarious for the most of the book he being a bit distant this worrying to her But she seems to have finally found a friendI ve been with Geraldine through thick and thin warts and all through the mundane and the shocking and ou know what I really rather like her She s also very clever and good at what she does and never lets authority get in the way of what she believes She my kind of people OK so I do admit to getting to the crux of the matter in this book well before her But that s justof an inkling I had that panned out rather than anything blatant that the author fed me She did get there eventually thoughAll in all a great addition to a wonderful series one of my favourites With the next in series just around the corner it ll not be long before we can reconnect DI Geraldine Steel is determined to find the killer and is also enraged by the set of circumstances that create the perfect environment for someone to commit a crime that nearly passes as a group incident Steel thinks it isthan just the wrong place at the wrong timeThe DI is opinionated feisty and not afraid to seek the truth where others have already decided on the result of their investigations She has a nose for crime and a penchant for trouble Russell incorporates an interesting DI Geraldine Steel is determined to find the killer and is also enraged by the set of circumstances that create the perfect environment for someone to commit a crime that nearly passes as a group incident Steel thinks it isthan just the wrong place at the wrong timeThe DI is opinionated feisty and not afraid to seek the truth where others have already decided on the result of their investigations She has a nose for crime and a penchant for trouble Russell incorporates an interesting view on mental health and culpability When someone commits crimes but is seemingly unaware of the conseuences or commits them because there is a lack of support in place Irrational antisocial or volatile behaviour doesn t always euate to a mental health diagnosis though If there are no mental health issues and a person commits crimes especially when they involve clarity and planning then surely. Brilliant and chilling Leigh Russell delivers a cracker of a read Martina Cole UNMISSABLE LEE CHILD A RARE TALENT DAILY MAIL BRILLIANT JEFFERY DEAVER The new novel in the million copy selling Detective Geraldine Steel series A man is killed in apparently random attack and suspicion falls on a gang of muggers Only Detective Sergeant Gerald. .

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