Saturday, 15 July 2023

The Rivers Edge

THE RIVER'S EDGE by Joy Ellis- crime (Jackman & Evans book 10)

There’s a film crew in the fens making a crime programme. The person who was their police advisor comes to DI Jackman terrified for his life. He knows something is going on but not what and he’s receiving threats so he is going to disappear for his own safety. Marie Evans gets a call out just after she and her partner have found the perfect house to live in. The call out is for a body washed up, a rather handsome one for Rory the pathologist to deal with. There’s something almost too perfect about the victim, as if he could be an actor or model. When another similar type of body is found it's clear there’s something strange going on.

The “joy” of reading Joy’s books is hard to put into words (but I’ll try!). An excellent plot and very likeable main characters which to me give the reader almost a sense of belonging. That might sound strange but having read all of this series I feel I “ know” Jackman and Evans as if they were neighbours or perhaps even friends. The pages turn effortlessly and whilst I want to find out what happens, I don’t want it to end as it's such a comfortable, easy read which puts you in the heart of the action. As ever it's a captivating, very cleverly thought out plot with a main protagonist who has run through some of the series. A stunning, highly entertaining read I can't recommend highly enough

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THE RIVER’S EDGE (Jackman & Evans #10) by Joy Ellis A GRIPPING NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOY ELLIS. From three-million-selling author Joy Ellis comes one of the most highly anticipated mysteries this year. A series of gruesome murders on the Lincolnshire fens. An old enemy from the past. A deadly game of cat and mouse. The peaceful little village of Saltern-le-Fen is buzzing with excitement. A film crew are in town, shooting a new TV police drama, Fen Division Five. But Detective Jackman receives a disturbing tip-off that something is wrong. Detective Marie Evans meanwhile is looking forward to moving into her dream home. But there’s no time to celebrate. The naked body of a young man is found at the river’s edge. He’s been strangled, his skin massaged in expensive oil. Two days later, another handsome young man is discovered in a shallow lake. His throat cut. He too is lathered in body oil. At the same time, an arch enemy from the past emerges. A master manipulator who has his sights on Jackman and Evans. From behind the bars of his high security prison, he’s putting the finishing touches to a devastating revenge plan. As they hunt a brutal killer, Jackman and Evans are themselves hunted in a deadly game of cat and mouse – and the stakes could not be higher. DISCOVER A TOTALLY ENTHRALLING CRIME THRILLER. This utterly gripping crime thriller is perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, Peter May, J.D. Kirk, Angela Marsons, J.M. Dalgliesh, Elly Griffiths or Ann Cleeves. THE DETECTIVES DI Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team. DS Marie Evans is haunted by the loss of her husband in a motorbike accident, but has begun to find happiness again in a new relationship. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues. THE SETTING England’s rural fenland is a strange place, with its never-ending fields, winding tracks, and long straight droves (the old livestock routes) that lead to nowhere. The lonely lanes are flanked either side by deep drainage ditches and are, for a good part of the year, filled with tall, whispering reeds. Closer to the Wash, high seabanks form a barrier between river and marsh, and the richly fertile soil of the drained land. But when the mists come down, as they so often do, perspective is destroyed and all sense of direction lost, and then the fens become a rather frightening place of mystery and danger. Somewhere that you do not want to be at night. JACKMAN & EVANS SERIES Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES Book 5: THE STOLEN BOYS Book 6: THE PATIENT MAN Book 7: THEY DISAPPEARED Book 8: THE NIGHT THIEF Book 9: SOLACE HOUSE Book 10: THE RIVER’S EDGE

JOY ELLIS UK #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE JACKMAN & EVANS AND DI NIKKI GALENA SERIES; SHORTLISTED FOR BOOK OF THE YEAR FICTION: CRIME & THRILLER AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021 OVER 3 MILLION BOOKS SOLD! Joy grew up and lived in Kent, trained in floristry in Mayfair and ran her own highly successful floristry business in Weybridge for many years. In the mid-1990s, she followed her lifelong love of books, first as the manager of an independent bookshop in Leatherhead, Surrey, then as a writer. When she retired, Joy and her partner Jacqueline and their two spaniels settled in a village just outside Boston, captivated by the Lincolnshire Fens. Joy’s happy home life is far removed from her storylines, however, and while she loves living in the misty Fens, the area provides a remote and eerie backdrop to her novels. Joy is also able to add the authenticity vital to any crime thriller by drawing on Jacqueline’s inside knowledge, to confirm procedures and the reality of tackling brutal crime and criminals in a modern police force. BOOKS BY JOY ELLIS DI NIKKI GALENA SERIES: CRIME ON THE FENS SHADOW OVER THE FENS HUNTED ON THE FENS KILLER ON THE FENS STALKER ON THE FENS CAPTIVE ON THE FENS BURIED ON THE FENS THIEVES ON THE FENS FIRE ON THE FENS DARKNESS ON THE FENS HIDDEN ON THE FENS SECRETS ON THE FENS FEAR ON THE FENS GRAVES ON THE FENS DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 1-5 BOX SET DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 1-3 BOX SET DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 4-6 BOX SET DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 7-9 BOX SET JACKMAN & EVANS SERIES: THE MURDERER’S SON THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS THE FOURTH FRIEND THE GUILTY ONES THE STOLEN BOYS THE PATIENT MAN THEY DISAPPEARED THE NIGHT THIEF SOLACE HOUSE DETECTIVES JACKMAN & EVANS BOOKS 1-3 BOX SET MATT BALLARD SERIES: BEWARE THE PAST FIVE BLOODY HEARTS THE DYING LIGHT MARSHLIGHT TRICK OF THE NIGHT THE RIVER’S EDGE STANDALONE NOVELS: GUIDE STAR SHORT STORIES: JOFFE BOOKS MURDER MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SHORT STORY COLLECTION FOLLOW JOY ON AUTHOR WEBSITE FACEBOOK GOODREADS

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