Deadly Encounter By M.A. Comley @Melcom1

Book blurb…

Murderer or a victim of a corrupt system?

Fifteen years after her deadly encounter, Anne Gillan’s remains are finally found. Her husband, who has maintained his innocence, has spent those fifteen years in prison–and the case’s investigating officer has been found guilty of corruption. Could Anne’s murderer still be free?

DI Sally Parker has just been chosen to lead a cold-case squad–and Anne Gillan’s murder is their first case. The case brings Sally face to face with a criminal from her own past, who has set out to destroy Sally’s relationship with her soon-to-be husband.

Will Sally and her team solve the case before Sally has a deadly encounter of her own?

My review…

I recently named the Justice series by Mel Comley one of my favourite series but I do have to say that I also really love her Sally Parker series! I think due to the fact it’s set in Norfolk (and being a Norfolk girl myself I love to visit my home county in books) I  have a soft spot for both the setting and for all the characters who live there as well. And in this, DI Sally Parkers fourth outing, I have found my favourite of the series so far.

Sally has been asked to head up a team investigating cold cases and coincidentally, a recent discovery of a body leads to their first investigation. Craig Gillan has spent the last 15 years in prison for his wife’s murder although he swears his innocence. His family has been torn apart with his children going to live with their grandparents, and he has missed them growing up, eventually becoming estranged from one of them. Upon meeting him, Sally is convinced there has been a miscarriage of justice and sets out to find the real murderer.

What I love most about Sally is that she’s like a dog with a bone when she’s presented with a case to solve. Which is remarkable considering she has her own problems to deal with as well! I do think you need to read the first three books in the series before tackling this one just so you know exactly what she’s up against!! And it’s lovely to see that her relationship seems to be going well… why am I getting a very weird feeling that something wicked this way comes?! I just hope her parents (love that couple!!) keep an eye out for her!!

As usual, you can trust Mel Comley to deliver a well written, perfectly plotted suspense. It’s like cuddling up with a hot chocolate, warming and comforting in its familiarity. I absolutely loved Deadly Encounter and read it cuddled up on the sofa on a stormy afternoon where it added a ray of sunshine in the cold darkness of the day. And I do hope Sally Parker is back to solve another cold case very soon!

Deadly Encounter (DI Sally Parker thriller series Book 4) is available to purchase now from Amazon UK (affiliates link)

Meet the author…

Noble. Over one and a half million copies sold worldwide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when I turned my hobby into a career.

When I’m not writing crime novels I’m either reading them or going on long walks with my rescue Labrador, Dex.

I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice, Heroic Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.

My other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE, COLD CASE and Deadly ENCOUNTER.

The Hero series, TORN APART, END RESULT, IN PLAIN SIGHT and DOUBLE JEOPARDY (the last two books were published by Bloodhound Books)

I have three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.

I’ve also written a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.

As well as co-authoring The Caller with Tara Lyons.

And Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather.

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If you fancy a lighter read, why not try one of my romances: A Time to Heal, and A Time for Change–Based on a TRUE story. I also have a selection of short stories and novelettes available which I know you’ll enjoy.

You can find out more about me at the following blogs.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.