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Published by Joffe Books, 8th
April 2020. ISBN: 978-1178931398-7
He Will Get You is the fifth novel featuring DS
Maddie Ives and DI Harry Blaker. As in the earlier books, Charlie Gallagher’s first-hand
knowledge and experience as a serving UK police officer shines through in this
tense, compulsive gruesome thriller.
The story begins with what should be a routine enquiry which escalates
into a nightmare for PC Vince Arnold. His partner is killed as his prisoner who
Arnold has left handcuffed to railings. His prisoner is the son of a crime boss
who sets about taking his revenge. He hires a hit man – the Tax Man and then
the carnage begins.
Maddie and Harry Blaker must track down this organised, cold blooded
killer. The horror and violence escalate
with each new death. Not only does the reader share in the trauma experienced
by family members as they discover the bodies of their loved ones deliberated
posed for maximum impact, we delve inside the head of the man known as the Tax
Man. He chooses his victims carefully, observing their lives and their
families. His pleasure comes not so much from the actual killing, slow and
agonising though it is for those whose lives he takes, but from observing the
reactions of those who find their bodies. They are the real victims, witnesses
to a scene that they will never forget.
Both the irascible DI Harry Blaker and the feisty DS Maddie Ives have
major problems in their own lives that they have to deal with as the
investigation gathers pace to its shocking twist ending.
It may not be for the faint hearted or squeamish, but it is a great
read. Action-packed thrillers featuring stomach-churning realism are not by any
means my first choice of reading, but I found He will Get You a gripping page-turning
read, with believable characters and, as with Charlie Gallagher’s earlier
novels, I found myself reading late into the night because I found it difficult
to put down. I highly recommend it.
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. Charlie is the author of four
Lanthorne police procedurals. His new series features DS Maddie Ives.
Judith Cranswickwas born and brought
up in Norwich. She wrote her first novel (now languishing in the back of a
drawer somewhere) when her two children were toddlers, but there was little
time for writing when she returned to work teaching Geography in a large
comprehensive. It was only after leaving her headship that she was able to take
up writing again in earnest. Judith teaches Tai Chi, and line dancing, yoga,
Pilates and Zumba. Her other hobbies include reading and travelling. She is
lucky enough to be a cruise lecturer. You can read some of her adventures – the
Ups and Downs of Being a Cruise Lecturer on her September 2014 blog on her home
page. Judith’s latest book is Blood
Flows Southto read a review click on the title