#BookReview |Silenced For Good By Alex Coombs @boldwoodbooks #netgalley #bookblogger #bookbloggers

April 11, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews, Netgalley 2020

I received this book for free from the Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#BookReview |Silenced For Good By Alex Coombs @boldwoodbooks #netgalley #bookblogger #bookbloggersISBN: B083THX9C1
Silenced For Good by Alex Coombs
Published by Boldwood Books on April 14, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 286
Format: ARC, Kindle
Source: Netgalley
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Detective Hanlon is addicted to violence. She likes the rush, the danger, the losing control...
When Hanlon is suspended from the force for assaulting a suspect, she escapes to the remote Scottish island of Jura, home to the mysterious Corryvreckan whirlpool.
But wherever Hanlon goes, violence is sure to follow.
As soon as she checks into The Mackinnon Arms, Hanlon senses something isn't quite right about the staff at her home for the week.
Sure enough, within days of arriving, the body of a member of staff is found floating in the sea. While police believe she was claimed by the local whirlpool, Hanlon isn't so sure.
As she pieces together the evidence, dark secrets begin to unravel. Can Hanlon work out what is going on before another floating body is found...?
The start of a gripping new crime series, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Regan.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Detective Hanlon has been suspended from the force due to her violent behaviour. She takes a long holiday to the Island of Jura in Scotland evidently to stay away from crime and to have a much-needed break But Jura seems to be as contorted with a crime as back home

Detective Hanlon is a distinct character, She is most definitely powerful, Stubborn and a force to be reckoned with, and a contentious character. Violence seems to follow Hanlon around and at first, she seems to be a character you want to loathe from the beginning but she grows on you throughout.

Alex Coombs has done thoughtful pacing in this book and it grabs you and doesn’t let you go. 

Alex has a promising writing style. He’s created a character which is unique from the norm. And I am excited to find out more about Detective Hanlon. I thought this was the first book in a new series but actually, it is the 5th under a different authors name ( Alex Howard). But it can definitely be read from this book or as a standalone.

I love this, it is eye-catching and appropriate to the story inside.

An interesting plot with a beautifully described setting although after reading this book you may want to avoid it. A distinctive force to be reckoned with character. Satisfactory writing style. A series and author to watch out for.

Rating Report
4 stars
4 stars
Writing Style/Pacing
4 stars
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4 stars
Final Rating 4 stars


About Alex Coombs

Alex Coombs studied Arabic at Oxford and Edinburgh Universities and went on to work in adult education and then retrained to be a chef. He has written four well reviewed crime novels in the DI Hanlon series. His fifth will be published by Boldwood in April 2020.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Netgalley 2020
  • Reading 2020

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