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Published by Sphere, 8
December 2016. ISBN 978-0-7515-4950-8
This is the
third book in the Parker Brothers series.Sam Parker is a detective constable with the Greater Manchester police
and his younger brother, Joe, is a criminal defence lawyer.
book begins with a brutal, cold-blooded murder being committed by a man who
didn’t know either the victim or understand why it was important that he should
Parker is called to the police station and learns that the man he is being
asked to represent is the man whom he believes had murdered his sister Ellie
seventeen years previously.The crime
was never solved and Joe is burdened with, and driven by, the guilty knowledge
that he could have saved Ellie. Indeed Joe had chosen to become a criminal
lawyer only in the hope that he would come across Ellie’s murderer whom he has
vowed to kill.
Joe is reeling with shock, his brother, DC Sam Parker, is trying to track the
killer of the victim from Chapter One, whom it transpires has himself recently
killed a schoolteacher.
two stories gradually merge. They take
the investigators into the murky world of men seeking sex from underage girls
via the Internet, and towards a warped killer who thrives on the misery his crimes
generate in the families of his victims.Gina Ross, an ex policewoman who investigated Ellie’s death, helps the
brothers with their efforts to catch the killer.
is a well-written, fast paced story in which tension builds from the first line
and there is a neat twist at the end that explains the enigma raised in Chapter
One. The narrative has a great sense of
place, and the personal relationships are skillfully described. Joe’s
relationship with the mother of one young girl provides interest to carry that
strand of the story forwards.
hadn’t read the first two books in the series, but this was not a problem. I thoroughly
the Domino Killer to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
Reviewer: Angela Crowther
was born in 1965 in Mexborough, a small South Yorkshire mining town. The family
moved several times. Eventually Neil studied law and gained his law degree in
Preston. He is a criminal lawyer and a writer. During the day he goes to court.
At night he write’s crime fiction. He says ‘It is as simple as that.’
Angela Crowtheris a
retired scientist. She has published many scientific papers but, as yet,
no crime fiction. In her spare time Angela belongs to a Handbell Ringing
group, goes country dancing and enjoys listening to music, particularly the
operas of Verdi and Wagner.