Firstly I wish to thank Rachel Gilbey for inviting my onto the Blog Blitz of NO COMMENT by Graham Smith
When a single mother, Julie Simon, is found in her kitchen with a stab wound to her stomach, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the case. Under the supervision of DI Campbell and with advice from his former DI, Harry Evans, DC Amir Bhaki fights to discover who assaulted an innocent woman and left her with life-threatening injuries.
Nothing is as it first appears and when the team looks into Julie’s life they uncover a hidden sex-life that may just hold the key to the identity of her attacker.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well the title may be No Comment but OMG I am shouting from the roof tops about this book, well to be honest about the whole DI Harry Evans series. Graham Smith has again delivered a full on story where not a word is wasted. There is no fillers, no frills just one crazy, get the job done, unorthodox team of pure investigation and determination. I can’t even say Lauren without smiling, just love this anything goes lady to get the bad guys.
Now I do have to admit to being partial to a little DI Harry Evans or simply Mr. Harry Evans now, having read all of the previous books. He really is a cool dude, that has me cringing at times, so I had been gutted when he ‘stood down’ from DI in the last book but what a story that was! OMG, sorry, going off track there, but it was! Well as promised he has returned in his new role in an advisory position and boy it worked perfectly for me.
The opening scene is quite surreal but that is what makes it oh so chilling, it isn’t somewhere remote and off the beaten track, not some weird underground secret location but an ordinary kitchen, it could be your kitchen, definitely not mine, nooooooo! tea cooking and a woman tied and laid on the table being opened up like a Sunday joint! And I can hear her thoughts, bloody hell she is one brave lady.
Unfortunately to get to the truth, a victim’s life has to be pulled apart. People lead lives that are littered with red herrings because we are different people to everyone we know. The team have to really think out of the box to solve this crime and it becomes very personal, not just another case but something they can all relate to. What a gripping story this is. It really knocked the stuffing out of me emotionally and a real tough one for them all. Love how Graham Smith can make a story so powerful just by leading me to my own imagination. I know where he is going and my mind takes me as far as I need to go the rest of the way. Just awesome!
I received a review copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.