Jackie Malone has been murdered Her body lies in a pool of blood in the north London flat where she worked as a prostitute Deep knife wounds have been gouged into her corpse and her hands and feet are tied with coat hanger wire For Detective Inspector Jack Delaney this is no ordinary case He was a friend of Jackie s and she left desperate messages on his answer phone jJackie Malone has been murdered Her body lies in a pool of blood in the north London flat where she worked as a prostitute Deep knife wounds have been gouged into her corpse and her hands and feet are tied with coat hanger wire For Detective Inspector Jack Delaney this is no ordinary case He was a friend of Jackie s and she left desperate messages on his answer phone just hours before she was killed Despite no immediate leads and no obvious suspects, the fear in her voice tells him that this was not a random act of violence.Just as Delaney begins his investigation, a young girl is reported missing, feared abducted, and he is immediately tasked with finding her Delaney knows he must act quickly if there is any chance of finding her alive, but he is also determined to track down Jackie s killer before the trail goes cold However, his tough and uncompromising attitude has made him some powerful enemies on the force, and Delaney soon finds that this case may provide the perfect opportunity for them to dispose of him, once and for all.
Hard Evidence Jackie Malone has been murdered Her body lies in a pool of blood in the north London flat where she worked as a prostitute Deep knife wounds have been gouged into her corpse and her hands and feet are
Good fast paced story, few twists, little bit standard detective bad boy but enjoyable just the same. Read as this month's choice for Thurso Book Club.
I Googled Mark Pearson a few years ago when I read James Patterson's Private London and he remained on my to read list until a few days ago when I decided to read Hard Evidence. I'm so glad that I did. I love crime fiction, it is the genre that I have read the most over the years but in particular I love crime fiction set in London. The problem however is that some authors set their book in London but end up writing a book that could be taking place anywhere in the UK because of the lack of desc [...]
I have never read so much since getting a kindle a couple of years ago and I seem to favour crime/forensic novels more than most. Trouble is, the more you read, the more similarities you find. Some good some not so good. Our hero cop having issues falls into the latter. In this book, Jack Delaney is our man mourning his wife's death and still drinking far too heavily. It's getting tiresome now and I just wish the writers would give us a break from this cliche.All in all, a readable story but no [...]
I found DI Jack Delaney hard to like at first but he improved as you got to know him better, towards the end of the book. This is a standard police procedural and you can tell that the author was as a TV scriptwriter as it reads a bit like the Bill.
Ok, this is one of those typical crime series where the copper has issues that impede on his work etc, etc, etc. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the D I Delaney series and have already ordered the next one from my library :-)
For me it was just another detective novel, with all the usual twists and turns - Delaney didn't endear himself to me - just another burnt-out copper with some bad habits.
Nail biting. Go for it.
I read everything, but haven't picked up a good thriller in a while. This hits the spot. It's well written, good pacing, and keeps you engaged. My only complaint is that it end on a cliffhanger. Now I have to read book two damn it haha
Loving DI Delaney and all his demons. This is the first Mark Pearson book I've read and I can't recall now how I stumbled across his books but I'm pleased I did !!
Newcomer to the scene and I will certainly read more of his, very good.
really enjoyed this about down trodden detective Jack Delaney
First book in the series and a good start.Look forward to the next one which is on the tbr.
cracking book, highly recommend to all who are into this genre ♥
This is a well written, well paced crime thriller, dark and with a great storyline I would recommend this to all crime lovers!