4 Stars from me
This was my first introduction to DI Ruth Hunter and I found her to be an easy to engage with lead character.
Having recently holidayed in Wales it was easy for me to conjure up images of the area and found this added to the atmosphere of the book.
I feel the need to go back and read book one to find out more about Hunter’s need to re-integrate with the police and her team – there’s clearly a great back story here.
Her partner Nick is an interesting character, classic alcoholism and a dangerous vendetta – what’s not to love?
All in all a good read with the promise of more to come in the next book it the series!
Blurb: A murdered millionaire. A brutal drug operation. Can a detective with a haunted past stop the next assassination?
Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter is still struggling to deal with her stress. So when the body of a businessman washes up on a secluded North Wales shore, the former London cop is anxious to prove she can lead the local investigative team and nail the killer. But as she digs into the dead millionaire’s business affairs, DI Hunter discovers a disturbing link to an infamous Merseyside drug lord…
Tracking down clues alongside a hot-headed partner, she worries his private vendetta could seriously jeopardize bringing the gangster to justice. And between botched raids, tight-lipped suspects, and a slew of cold case murders, she’s sure the criminal mastermind must have corrupt police officers in his pocket…
Can Hunter take down the mobster before he orders a highly personal hit?
The Harlech Beach Killings is the second book in the gripping Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller series. If you like chilling police procedurals, true-to-life characters, and psychological twists, then you’ll love Simon McCleave’s page-turning thrill ride.