Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw on behalf of Joffe books for inviting me onto this Blog Tour for MISSING by Charlie Gallagher
Do you love thrillers with heart-pounding twists and turns? From best-selling author Charlie Gallagher comes a standalone thriller which will you have gripped from first page to last.
WHAT WOULDN’T YOU DO TO GET YOUR FAMILY BACK?
In a busy town centre, a woman and a young boy are snatched from the street.
A few miles away, a man stands on the edge of a viaduct ready to throw himself off. Sergeant Shaun Carter, a police negotiator, is trying to talk him down, but he dare not get too close. This man is the only person who has the answers needed to find the missing.
These two events will have consequences for everyone they touch. And Shaun Carter is forced to make heart breaking choices as he faces a vicious criminal network.
As the situation spirals out of control, Shaun asks for help from his maverick police colleague George Elms.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. Do you love thrillers with heart-pounding twists and turns? From best-selling author Charlie Gallagher comes a standalone thriller which will you have gripped from first page to last.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Sergeant Sean Carter has a pride in what he does because he can literally save lives. Sean is often on call to talk down people from the ledge of a building when they have the intension of jumping off and ending it all. Some times nothing will stop them but at others there can’t really be a better feeling than to know you have saved another person’s life. Sean is a pretty cool and level-headed guy, well he was until he was called out to a jumper for the second time and heard the terrifying message that the bloke gave him.
Charlie Gallagher certainly knows how to catch a reader’s attention and keep it until the end. This story opens up just so many moral dilemmas, as my brain went into overdrive trying to think if I would have done anything differently. To be honest I don’t think that I would. I couldn’t even bring myself to think of the torment that was going on in Sean’s mind to enable him to mentally cope with the situation. Each chapter I wondered how far Sean would go.
There are some quite heavy scenes which relate round one particular vile drug. I mean bloody hell this is some pretty bad stuff I’m talking about, even reading about it had me mouth open in horror at its effect. Now I know that this bloke was no angel but he scared me senseless.
There are some super characters in the story, DS George Elms was one, a character that has been in previous books in this series, although I haven’t read them. which didn’t spoil the enjoyment of this in any way. George is a brilliant character and felt solid from me first meeting him. He is very methodical, charming and has quite a humour besides being a good friend and brilliant officer. I never felt over whelmed with either the people in the story or the plot itself. It was perfectly executed.
This story for me was the whole package of entertainment. I loved it. Very shockingly brilliant!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
ALSO BY CHARLIE GALLAGHER
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
Book 4: END GAME