Bullying. Corruption. Murder.
It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly.
DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.
When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies. Important careers may be at stake.
Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered.
As Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.
What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing?
With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?
What a brilliant start to an upcoming series that features DCI Tyler and DS Mills. I enjoyed reading this one, hooked from the first chapter. Red is the Colour is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I loved how this story focused on the subject of bullying. Bullying has and always will be around but can lead to drastic consequences. This book contains plenty of unsuspecting twists and turns throughout. It is one of those stories that goes AHH! That’s why it’s called that. I must also admit I did not see the outcome at all. SHOCKING… I would highly recommend this story to you all, I awarded a well deserved five stars and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this new series to indulge in and see what lies ahead for these characters.