#BlogTour #EndGame

I am pleased to be included on the End Game blog Tour by Charlie Gallagher.

I give the book a massive 5 stars as it had me gripped from the start.

The book is published by Joffe Books and was released on 7th July 2017

 

Blurb

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff

THE AUTHOR
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.

THE SETTING
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.

THE DETECTIVES
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.

This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME

Books 1 – 3 are available as a good value box set titled “The Langthorne Series” if you click this link and is currently priced at £3.99 for the trilogy.

My Review

This is the fourth and final book in the Langthorne Series, and although you don’t have to have read the other three, as I didn’t, it would really be advised and there is a lot of back story missing.  The main back story is how George ended up in Prison to start with and then why he was released and allowed to work for the police again.

The story starts off with a man speaking to his wife on video phone just before someone breaks into their house and kidnaps her at gunpoint.  He then proceeds to speak with the man and tells him that in order for her safe return the man must do everything he is told to do.

The story follows George Elms, who is a Police Officer, just after he is released from prison after having all of the charges against him dropped.  George is then back on the case of a serial killer who enjoys taunting the police, and, in previous books, has killed the Police Commissioner along with other police officers who have been on the hunt for him.

The story is very engaging and I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading it.  As I have mentioned above it does help if you have read the previous books as there is a lot which is referred to which happened before.  I could work out what had happened but not how or why, which made the story a bit hard work in places.

The book is set in Langthorne, which is a made up town in the South Downs of Kent, and also features real life towns, villages and Hamlets, such as Dover, Temple Ewell and Sandgate.  The way the real and made up are intertwined makes it very good, but, as I live nearby, I did spend a lot of time trying to work out where Langthorne would be.  I have a feeling I know but wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone.

As this is the fourth book in the series the main characters have already been introduced to us, but their back stories were all mentioned throughout the first couple of chapters so it wasn’t too confusing working out who was who and who had issues with each other.

Overall I thought the book was really gripping and all the twists and turns in the book made it a must read and un put downable book.

To purchase the book click here

 

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