Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TALISMAN by David Evans.
Following a fire in a terraced house, the body of a prominent lawyer, Charles Chamberlain, is found naked and shackled to a bed frame.
Six weeks earlier, DI Colin Strong is investigating the sudden death of a transsexual, left undiscovered in the bath for over a year. Initially, it appears to be a tragic death but one mysterious item, a card for the Talisman Club, is found in the bedroom.
Meanwhile, Bob Souter, journalist and close friend of DI Strong, is probing connections between a developer and the council leader in respect of a controversial project when massive European funding is announced. Souter smells a rat and delves further into the scheme.
Is there a link between the bodies and the business deal?
Will Souter or DI Strong crack the case first?
And what exactly is the Talisman Club?
In the third instalment of the Wakefield series, the two men must work together to bring the guilty to justice before time runs out.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
OMG I have read so many books that have given me goosebumps and some that gave me that tingle but this book made my goosebumps tingle and it wouldn’t go away.
I absolutely love David Evans novels because I have an instant connection with them as I lived in Wakefield at the time that these books are set around. The descriptions of the area are so accurate that I could visually walk every step with the characters in the book. It felt like home. As far as the characters in the story go I had warmed to them in the first novel but in this book they became solid to the point of feeling everything they felt and boy this is where David Evans gets you. He has found that perfect balance with the characters work and social lives and it brings them all to life.
The story is a stunner, steeped in mystery for you the reader to solve the puzzle that is unfolding before you and with lots of scenarios that move your mind into top gear causing that shudder to reach the core of your being. There are two teams working on the cases. First D.I. Colin Strong heads the police investigation side and his acquaintance and friend Bob Souter a lead newspaper reporter and it works brilliantly, even if some of the information is gained illegally.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.
The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.
Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.
Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.
Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Evans/e/B008Y0LHGO/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/
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