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This was one shivery read. The scenes described were so realistic, I felt I was present right there.
This was a police procedural with Luc Callanach and Ava Turner both investigating different crimes yet they found it to be linked. The book had human trafficking, organ harvesting, abuse and debasement of women along with hard work and determination of the cops.
My first book by author Helen Fields, I was blown away by the subplots. There were many and varied, and the author brought them all together as the pages turned. Human abuse and trafficking are difficult topics for me to read, they fired my blood right up. Kindle screen was tapped as I wanted to get to the end. I wanted the abusers found and hung dry.
The author’s writing was fabulous, even with a topic I usually skim read, I was pulled to read this. I have to be honest, some things made me cringe, and I couldn’t bring myself to read the acts done on men and women. For me, it was pretty graphic.
The dark psyche of the real world was shown in the subplots, but there was light at the end of the tunnel when the cops tighten the noose on the gang. Both the main characters were well etched, this was a new series for me, yet I didn’t have much catching up to do.
A gritty hard-hitting thriller with graphic scenes showing the underbelly of the society well weaved in a police procedural with superfluous writing where suspense is raised with each chapter.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.
Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland.
With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task – but there’s no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead…