An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.
A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front.
Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all – before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I was delighted to be able to get my hands on a copy of Chloe – Never Forget, the second book in the DI Carl Sant Murder Mystery series. really like the cover for this I, it is quite striking and after reading the blurb too (some weeks now when I was first contacted about the book) I knew it was one that I wanted to read!
The plot for this book is solid, well planned out and I liked the way the author build up the suspense where needed. The writing style was very good and I found the story easy to follow too. There were a few twists but these were in keeping with the plot and not just added for effect which I admired as he let his plot and writing speak for the characters.
I read the author’s previous book and thoroughly enjoyed it and liked getting to know Carl Sant so was keen to catch back up with him in this book and I enjoyed seeing his character develop further. This book does pick up right from where the previous book, Chloe – Lots Girl ended so I would recommend that you do read them in order to get the most out of the series.
It is four stars from me for this one, I really enjoyed the plotline and the characters are well developed – highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.
Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.
His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.
He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.
All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
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