The Silent Victims by Alex Coombs

4 Stars from me

This is my last review in the Alex Coombs book series as part of the mammoth blog tour being organised by Rachel from @rararesources.

I love books that feature a strong female lead and DCI Hanlon more than fits the bill, she really doesn’t seem to shy away from anything! I have really enjoyed following the outrageous actions of this feisty, no-nonsense, kick ass female lead.

I strongly recommend reading the earlier books so that by the time you get to this one you understand Hanlon a bit better and know what makes her tick.

There are some brilliantly described scenes throughout this book – Elsa the homeless lady springs to mind, as does a scene where a character is restrained. These pages come vividly to life. Coombs’ use of the English language and the dropping in of ‘words of the day’ are delightful.

This crime thriller takes a political route which was fast paced and complex. Lots to keep track of and certainly a book that will require your attention.

My thanks to @rararesources and @AlexHowardCrime for letting me be a part of this blog tour. 

Blurb: DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation.

A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing.

Meanwhile, as Hanlon traces the person behind the murders, she soon realises that the chilling truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?


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