Back to the beginning and where it all started for Charlie Gallagher.
FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS, THIS CRIME THRILLER WILL KEEP YOU TURNING THE PAGES UNTIL THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION.
One of the grittiest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year.
An edge-of-your-seat crime thriller starts with a vicious stabbing of a pretty teenage girl and her boyfriend on a local bus. She happens to be the mayor’s niece. It’s the final straw for the community. The police are desperate to get results and decide on a risky course of action involving undercover infiltration of the notorious Effingell Estate.
Detective George Elms knows this hellish place extremely well, and his sharp investigative mind is put to work to solve the crime. The police are under immense media pressure and conveniently a local lowlife confesses to the attack. But George is not convinced. There are many layers of criminal and police motivation, and few people are what they seem.
Authentic, fast-paced, and with a touch of black humour, you won’t want to put down BODILY HARM till the nail-biting conclusion.
Who can you trust? And when his family is put at risk will DS George Elms go beyond the law?
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line he is now responsible for running a team who work the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.
MY THOUGHTS I have read many of Charlie’s books and it was good to back to the beginning and see where it all started. I like old George Elms and can imagine him getting into a few scrapes. The setting works really well for these types of crime stories and appears very similar to where we live, yes, myself and Charlie live in the same town and he is probably one of the best selling authors here.
Published by Joffe Books and available on Amazon here.