Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Promo and Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour for Criminal Actions by M A Comley
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Justice series, M A Comley who has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide to date.
In a position of trust…
What happens when that trust is broken?
Jacinda Meredith follows her boyfriend south from Scotland. After a few weeks she finds a dream job working as a nanny for Sadie and Leonard Knox. However, all is not as it seems.
DI Nelson and his partner are called to a murder scene which turns out to be both horrifying and perplexing.
Other cases soon come to light.
Does this mean Nelson has yet another serial Killer on his patch?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The story begins when Jacinda’s days are well and truly numbered as a nanny to the Knox family. Both Sadie and Leonard Knox have been equally sadistic in the torture of Jacinda and overtime cut her off from her family, boyfriend and friends making her totally isolated, petrified and obedient to anything they wanted her to do. The Knox’s disappear with their two children, to set up again, this is not the first time and it won’t be the last.
When the police are called to the empty house they make a gruesome discovery in the back garden and in the cellar. DI Hero Nelson and his partner Julie Shaw have quite a task on their hands to identify the young woman and trace the missing family. There is a sense of urgency in the story as it goes between the investigation and tracing of the family to the grooming and selecting of the next victim that this horrendous couple has in mind as their next playing thing.
The chapters are at times lengthy giving the reader a good sense of what is going on, both with the couple and the investigation, and a good balance between home life and work for Hero, which worked well for me as I am coming into this series well into it. The writing is at times graphic, which some may find upsetting and it does have a strong sexual thread running through the story too. The tension had been instant and stayed that way because I knew what the end game was. A very gripping story.
I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Promo and Publicity for supplying me with an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M A Comley is a KINDLE UNLIMITED ALL-STAR author as well as being a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, she has topped the book charts on iBooks as a top 5 bestselling and reached #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over two and a half million copies sold world wide. She’s a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when she turned her hobby into a career.
When she’s not writing crime novels as well as caring for her elderly mother, she’s either reading or going on long walks with her rescue pup Labrador, Dex.
Here is a list of her books, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice, Heroic Justice, Shameful Justice, Immoral Justice and Overdue Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.
No Right To Kill, Killer Blow, The Dead Can’t Speak, Deluded and The Murder Pact in the DI Sara Ramsey series.
Her other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE, COLD CASE, Deadly encounter and Lost Innocence
The DI Kayli Bright Trilogy – The Missing Children, Killer on the Run, Hidden Agenda, Murderous Betrayal and Dying Breath.
The Hero series, TORN APART, END RESULT, IN PLAIN SIGHT, DOUBLE JEOPARDY and CRIMINAL ACTIONS.
There are three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.
Plus a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.
I’ve also penned a cozy mystery Private Investigator series – Murder at the Wedding, Murder at the Hotel and Murder by the Sea.
As well as co-authoring the Deception Series co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author, Linda S Prather Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception.
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
In Plain Sight