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How far would you go?

The murder of a promising footballer and, crucially, the son of Brighton’s Chief Superintendent, means Detective Superintendent Jo Howe has a complicated and sensitive case on her hands. The situation becomes yet more desperate following devastating blackmail threats.

Howe can trust no one as she tracks the brutal killer in a city balanced on a knife edge of vigilante action and a police force riven with corruption.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

My Thoughts…

Set in twenty-first century Brighton, this dark and insightful story explores the effects of urban crime in a coastal and rural setting. Through multi viewpoints, the story unfolds, drawing the reader into an intense world of crime that constantly overrides a dedicated but poorly funded police force.

The author portrays a heinous set of crimes with just enough violent imagery to let the reader visualise the scene. The violence is part of the ethos but not gratuitous. The characters are complex and believably flawed. The blurring of good versus evil is authentic and powerful. Multiple suspects and subplots interweave and draw together to deliver an impactful conclusion.

I like the variety of characters and the numerous clues that let the reader investigate with the team.


Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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