Deadline by Geoff Major

4 Stars from me

I loved the Scarborough setting for Deadline, that and the journalist made this book come alive with a gritty old school vibe.

Adam Ferranti, cliched journo whose career is on the decline and turns to drink for solace finds himself to be an unlikely confidante for a serial killer – giving him a new chance for the limelight…

Ferranti is not someone I think I would enjoy working with… DS Walker’s unbridled hatred for him was quite entertaining at times and the author has done a great job of making him so unlikeable!

As much as I found it hard to warm to some of the characters, I thought DS Stephanie Walker much more likeable addition to the story. Although the tense relationship she maintained with her husband and the juxtaposition between her work and homelife made for difficult reading at times.

Forced to work together they may for an unlikely pairing as the race to catch the killer begins in ernest when he strikes all too close to home.

Overall, the story has a good pace and a shocker of an ending!

#Deadline @GradusPrimus @ghpbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

Book Blurb:

Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. An award-winning journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from grace at The Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante.

DS Stephanie Walker is a successful member of the West Yorkshire Police force. Whilst she is tough and results-driven at work, with a fearsome reputation on the streets, she hides the domestic abuse she suffers at home.

She finds Ferranti exceptionally difficult to deal with, but he’s her only chance to stay close to what the elusive killer is planning next. Ferranti reluctantly complies with the Police, even though he is fighting his own personal demons, but when his best friend is murdered by the killer, it suddenly gets personal. And suddenly, no-one is quite who they seemed to be…



  1. Thank you for your wonderful review. It’s always scary to let someone else read and judge your work (especially when it’s my first ever attempt at writing).

    I can only hope the other reviewers find it as fast-paced and like the twist.

    Primus Gradus x

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