Aftermath by Peter Robinson


Synopsis: Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career.The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.

Gets 5 stars from me!

This book is what crime thrillers are all about – pacy, exciting, intriguing and well written; I loved it.

Aftermath is currently on TV starring Stephen Tompkinson, I haven’t seen any of the series as I prefer to read stories rather than watch the televised version. Just a personal choice as I’m sure that it makes for great viewing too.

I particularly like that it didn’t follow the standard ‘who dunnit’ format, In fact the books starts with the killer being arrested, leaving the back story and facts to unravel as you read on.

Banks is a complete lovable rogue although I have to say that I would hate to think that our police force actual did spend 90% of it’s working hours under the influence of alcohol.

I enjoyed the subplots of relationships and emotions because they were subtly woven throughout the book rather than a sex scene being clumsily inserted for  no apparent reason. The issues raised were relevant and believable without compromising the characters or the story line.

If you are a fan of crime thrillers then, without hesitation, I can say that you will love this book.






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