Expose the truth or let the dead lie still?
Grace Macallan’s life is on an even keel – at last. But a 9-to-5 career away from the frontline isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
So when she’s sent to investigate a suicide at Glasgow’s notorious Barlinnie prison, Grace gladly escapes her desk. The dead inmate is Tommy McMartin, heir to a ferocious criminal family. His murder conviction saw Tommy’s fall from power; cast out not for violence but because the victim was his gay lover.
The investigation drags Grace into contact with her McMartin adversaries of old. But the gangland dynasty is under threat and, as it topples, secrets once dead and buried are unearthed.
As she unravels Tommy McMartin’s fate, Grace senses someone watching her from the shadows, someone who aches for revenge. An awful dilemma faces her: to expose the truth or let the dead lie still.
Where No Shadows Fall is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy of both using the link below.
I’m a huge fan of this series so I was so excited to be invited to be on the blog tour for Where No Shadows Fall, the latest book in a series that keeps getting better and better.
The story line is dark, gritty and thoroughly gripping with the reader immediately drawn into Grace’s world. It’s hard to believe that such characters exist but my understanding is the books are based on the author’s time in the police service so they must do! I think it’s this knowledge that helps add to the tension in the book as it makes the reader more invested in the story, the characters and what will happen.
The story is well plotted and the multiple points of views brings a lot of depth to the story and helps the reader to gain a more rounded view of what happens. As usual the story is intensely gripping and there is always something happening that may the book hard to put down. Some of the scenes in the book are a little I comfortable to read but they are easy to skip over and are in keeping with the general tone of the book.
This is the fourth book in the series but I think it could easily be read as a standalone as everything you need to know is explained. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author!
Huge thanks to Black and White Publishers for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like dark, gritty and realistic crime novels then I can definitely recommend this series.
About The Author:
Peter followed his forefathers and started his working life at 15 as a deep sea fisherman.
He eventually joined the police service moving through the ranks of CID/Murder Squad/Regional Crime Squad in Scotland. He then went on to manage the Organised Crime Unit in the National Criminal Intelligence Service in London where he ran a multi agency team drawn from various branches of the law enforcement and the security services. This was a unique concept at the time and Peter travelled to many parts of the world in this role. He was subsequently appointed as the UK Liaison Officer to Europol in The Hague where he spent five years.
He returned to Lothian and Borders heading the Major Crime Team before taking on an advisory role for a project in Croatia. Following his retiral he worked on a number of private investigations before spending the next few years as part of the public inquiry team looking into the murder of the LVF leader Billy Wright in the Maze Prison.