About The Book
Bramfield, near Leeds, a sleepy little market town nestled on the borders of West and North Yorkshire. Detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly discover the naked corpse of Alex Wilson, nailed to the wall of a cellar in his uncle’s hardware store. His lips are sewn together and his body bears only one mark, a fresh scar near his abdomen. Within forty-eight hours, their investigation results in dead ends, more victims, no suspects and very little in the way of solid evidence. Gardener and Reilly have a problem and a question on their hands: are the residents of Bramfield prepared for one of history’s most sadistic killers, The Tooth Fairy? The perfect read for fans of Peter May, Mark Billingham and Peter James.
Let me say this book is not for delicate hearts; it's gore, with high doses of doubtful moral and with drops of dark humour. Let me be clear, I liked very much the story and I finished within a few hours but if you don't like blood or stories with a doubtful morality, this is not for you, but you'll be losing the chance to read a very addictive book!
I was quite surprised with this book, I found the murder method original and surprising, I will not tell you any spoilers, but it was delicate, original and really deathly! I hope I'll never find any killer with the same modus operandi, it had to be so painful...
While in the beginning it was a little difficult following the links between the characters, this is the third book of this series, when you start following the plot you get addicted to the detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly, their friendship and jokes are the same as an old marriage, but makes the story real and interesting. I'll read the next book of the series, for sure!
When a detective receives a mysterious call and sends the police to a special location in unseemly hours, you could guess that what they will not find something pretty, but possibly a death body... but quite a bloody body. Let me say that in this case none of the victims are innocent, making the reader to enter into a very delicate line in morality, do you have to take justice on your own hands or believe that the police and the law will convict the felons? I always like to think that the law is better than vengeance, but in desperate times you never know how one will act.
I highly recommend you to read this book; for the police procedure, for the characters, for the investigations... everything in this book is great, simply read it! ;)
About The Author
The British Fantasy Society published Ray Clark's first work in 1995 - Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton, was nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards.
In 2009, Ray's short story, Promises To Keep, made the final shortlist for the best short story award from The Tom Howard Foundation. Ray is based in Goole, and has set his Gardener and Reilly crime series in nearby Leeds.
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