MIDNIGHT LIES a gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns By CHRIS COLLETT
MIDNIGHT LIES a gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns (Detective Mariner Mystery Book 9) By CHRIS COLLETT
Book/Novel Author: CHRIS COLLETT
Book/Novel Title: MIDNIGHT LIES a gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns
Discover an utterly addictive new crime mystery from a No. 1 bestselling author.“Collett is a wonderful writer. Subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.” Yorkshire PostSecrets, lies, bodies. Nothing stays buried forever . . .It starts on an abandoned campsite in Norfolk.Developers unearth a human skeleton. The remains of an eighteen-year-old girl.Robina Scanlon — a blast from the past that shocks Detective Tom Mariner to his core.First love. Last breath.In the sweltering summer of 1976, the teenage Mariner fell for Robina instantly.He thought she was the one who got away. Now he realizes she never even left.She was murdered back at the campsite where they met, all those years ago.Mariner drives to Norfolk, his head so full of ghosts he can barely think straight.What happened to his holiday romance?The mystery of her death becomes a dangerous obsession. Distracting him from a perplexing murder case on his home turf of Birmingham.As midnight approaches, someone out there will do anything to keep the past buried . . .A nail-bitingly tense crime mystery with a stunning climax that will keep you turning the pages into the midnight hour. Perfect for fans of Peter James, Angela Marsons, Rachel McLean, Caro Ramsay, Helen H. Durrant, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT MIDNIGHT LIES:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Five star mystery cleverly spread over 40 years. Great plot twist for starters! Very enjoyable read!” Paul⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A gripping story which kept me guessing until the end. Would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller.” Barbara⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! What a brilliant book, so many stories woven into it but not once was I confused with the characters. Very cleverly written.” Janet⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and think it was one of Chris’s best yet.” CaroleTHE DETECTIVEDetective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.DI MARINER SERIESBook 1: DEADLY LIESBook 2: INNOCENT LIESBook 3: KILLER LIESBook 4: BABY LIESBook 5: MARRIED LIESBook 6: BURIED LIESBook 7: MISSING LIESBook 8: DARKEST LIESBook 9: MIDNIGHT LIES
I hope not! A cliffhanger for sure. I was shocked at the end. I hopebthere is another book in the series. It was so good and just can’t be over. It was exciting yet made me sad.
Always leaves you guessing as to who did what. Anxious for the next book and see how this all shakes out.
Very much liked this book with all the twists and turns. Going back into Mariner ‘s teen years to revisit and old mystery; and then back to the future with the current mysteries with retirement creeping into his thoughts. Would love to see a book #10.
And is there a rule when writing this genre that when the protagonist finally solves the case and almost has the villain in their grasp they must be shot, stabbed, in a dramatic accident or otherwise interfered with? Why can’t they just be done with it?
Without sharing too much… it’s got three lines of inquiry running and a cliffhanger end… unique but realistic story lines. Another good series addition.
A thrill to read an original story of crime, intrigue and wonderful plots. Victims to identify , murders to solve, even a kidnapping. Well done!