Gone in Seconds by M.A. Comley (Justice Again #1)

From M.A. Comley NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Justice series who has sold over three million copies worldwide to date.

Money rules…but to what extent?

DI Katy Foster knew she had big shoes to fill when her long-time partner DI Lorne Warner retired. Now she has a new partner, DC Charlie Simpkins, Lorne’s daughter, and their first case together leaves them baffled.

A series of murders, and the deaths of two police officers leads to a dangerous investigation that makes no sense. One thing is certain-many more lives will be at risk unless Katy and her team can conquer the evil lurking within the city.

It was a real surprise to find out that Mel Comley had decided to reinvent and bring back her famous Justice series with a nice little twist. I was a HUGE fan of the Justice series and it was the first book in that series that introduced to Mel’s books and the rest, as they say, is history! I don’t don’t how she does it but with each new book she brings out, she still manages to keep her plot lines interesting and intriguing. She is a natural storyteller who brings so much pleasure to her fans so if you haven’t discovered her yet then the start of the new series is a great excuse to get addicted!

Now Lorne is a very big character to have to follow but DI Katy Foster does a brilliant job of following in her former boss’s footsteps. And there is a connection to the previous series as Lorne’s daughter Charlie is now DC Simpson and is involved in this new case. From the opening few pages of Gone In Seconds it is obvious that they are dealing with people that it’s impossible to bargain with-money is their God and no one will stop them from getting what they want, when they want it. The murders that occur are vicious and violent but Katy and Charlie are determined to bring the criminal minds behind them to justice.

This is a brilliant start to the new series and one that I couldn’t put down. Katy has always been a relatable character, struggling to balance her career with motherhood and her home life so it was lovely to meet her once again as she took charge-proving to herself and others that being a mum doesn’t have to mean the end of an often dangerous career. And I think she’s going to do a brilliant job!

Once again Mel has delivered what her readers expect from her books-I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into Gone In Seconds and went straight onto the second book in the series once I had finished it. And the review on that one will be along very soon!

M A Comley is a KINDLE UNLIMITED ALL-STAR author as well as being a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, she has topped the book charts on iBooks as a top 5 bestselling and reached #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over two and a half million copies sold world wide. She’s a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when she turned her hobby into a career. 

When she’s not writing crime novels as well as caring for her elderly mother, she’s either reading or going on long walks with her rescue pup Labrador, Dex.

Here is a list of her books, 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, Shameful Justice, Immoral Justice and Overdue Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.

No Right To Kill, Killer Blow, The Dead Can’t Speak, Deluded and The Murder Pact in the DI Sara Ramsey series. 

Her other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE, COLD CASE, Deadly encounter and Lost Innocence

The DI Kayli Bright Trilogy – The Missing Children, Killer on the Run, Hidden Agenda, Murderous Betrayal and Dying Breath. 


There are three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.

Plus a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.

I’ve also penned a cozy mystery Private Investigator series – Murder at the Wedding, Murder at the Hotel and Murder by the Sea.

As well as co-authoring the Deception Series co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author, Linda S Prather Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception.

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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.

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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.