I am really excited to be included in this blog tour for Helen Durrant’s Dark Angel.
This is Book 4 of the DI Greco series, and I have to admit this is my first DI Greco novel. However, although I am now going to have to read the series (!), this works well as a standalone. I was immediately drawn to the characters, and the pace of writing kept me gripped throughout. As usual I couldn’t resist reading the end when I was halfway through, before going back to catch up all all the clever twists that result in a very satisfying ending.
The extra back story of the pregnant on/off girlfriend works very well, giving DI Greco a well-rounded personality, and adding another dimension to the character.
A great book, that sucked me straight in – off to download the rest of the series now.
Love gripping crime fiction? Discover Detective Stephen Greco, a meticulous policeman with a messy personal life. From #1 best-selling author Helen H. Durrant comes a mystery you won’t want to put down.
Two young men break into an expensive house in Cheshire. They take money and jewellery — and a large amount of heroin. Within twenty-four hours they are found brutally murdered.
The killings have all the hallmarks of a local drug baron. The two victims were also “angels” helping in a community project which seems to have been lowering the crime rate in the area.
But not everything is as it seems. Who is the mysterious ice-cold blonde woman who seems to be at the heart of the case?
Meanwhile, Detective Stephen Greco’s colleague and on-off girlfriend Grace is pregnant. He isn’t sure how he feels about this, and they haven’t told the boss.
And just when Greco seems to have cracked the case, new information comes to light which threatens to change everything.
This gripping and fast-paced crime mystery ends with a series of shocking twists.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this best-selling crime fiction writer.
What readers are saying about DARK ANGEL
“The suspense begins immediately.” Joyce
“I read this very quickly as I enjoyed it so much.” Christine
“I can honestly say that I loved it – it is another 5 star book from Helen.” Donna Maguire
“Once again, this author has put together a riveting story of drugs, murder, blackmail.” Stong Reviews
“Lots of suspects, twists and turns, and a surprising ending.” Joan Clapham
“There are plenty of twists and turns and an ending which may surprise you.” Barbara
“Another very gripping novel by Helen Durrant.” Viv
DCI Stephen Greco is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but difficult to like. He has created a new team after a personal tragedy threatened to end his career, and is struggling to care for his daughter.
DS Grace Harper is an ambitious young policewoman with excellent people skills. Like Greco, she is a single parent and tries to balance work and childcare.
The Northern city of Manchester is a place of great diversity, from high-end restaurants and clubs for the moneyed classes to grim housing estates riven by crime and drugs.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES BY THE BEST-SELLING WRITER HELEN H. DURRANT
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL
CALLADINE & BAYLISS
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
DI MATT BRINDLE
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