Today I am incredibly excited to be featuring on the blog tour for The Caller written by not one but TWO of my favourite authors. Now I’m a huge fan of “two for the price of one” but there is also that saying “double trouble”! So here goes!
About this book…
The first gripping book in The Organised Crime Team series by NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series, M A Comley and co-author Tara Lyons, author of In The Shadows.
When The Caller rings… what would you do?
The Organised Crime Team is a newly-formed unit with one of the toughest tasks in London. Led by DI Angie North, their first investigation is a cold case that has foxed several officers in the Met for months.
After Angie holds a TV appeal regarding the case, a number of similar aggressive attacks are brought to her attention. The team call on their contacts on the street for help. Their interest is sparked when several local names surface.
To bring the criminals to justice a member of the Organised Crime Team is asked to risk their life in a dangerous covert operation.
When I heard that Mel Comley, author of one of my favourite series “The Justice Series”, was teaming up with Tara Lyons author of In the Shadows for a new series I was certainly intrigued! It sounded like a match made in heaven so I’m happy to report back that it works like a dream.
The first in a series is always difficult as you have to maintain a balance between having that gripping storyline but also introducing a new cast of characters. The Caller manages to do both of these equally well. The plot involves a cold case for the newly formed Organised Crime Team who are put to work after links are discovered between some very violent burglaries that have taken place. These crimes actually made my skin crawl with the way they took place. This is a gang with no moral backbone and their devious way of getting into people’s homes made me trot off to double check all my doors and windows were locked! We, are as a nation, are still very trusting and like to believe the best in people but this book will make you doubt anyone you ever speak to on the phone again! The team are lead by DI Angie North and I warmed to her as soon as she appeared. Her interactions with her family show her to be a normal working wife and mother who just happens to be in charge of one of the toughest jobs policing in the capital. At work she takes charge of her team with a mixture of authority and responsibility whilst maintaining good working relationships with all the members of her team. I especially liked the way she let them introduce themselves but then let them get on with the task in hand. I have a feeling there will be a lot more to come out about members of the Organised Crime Team in future books (hopefully?!)
This was a great opener to this new series and it was the perfect length. I was surprised to pick it up, start reading and the next thing I knew I was 70% through it! That’s because the book just glides so well with such an incredibly powerful crime flowing through it that you can’t tear your eyes away from the page. And let’s just say that I won’t be inviting the lady who delivers my parcels in for a coffee any time soon!!
Thanks to Mel and Tara for my review copy of The Caller in return for my unbiased review
The Caller (The Organised Crime Team series Book 1) is out now and available to buy at Amazon UK
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