Blurb; DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.
In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…
My Review; Wow. This story has it all. It will have you hooked from the first page, no soft introductions here we are put straight into drugs, deaths, bodies and unexplained chaos. Love it! This is a fast paced, hard hitting read for sure and before you know it you’ve read half, then finished it. Very impressed. Before we know it there’s more and more deaths arising.
This is a real mystery and crime read to sink your teeth into which will have you immersed, well it did for me. It is a longish read but I managed to devour it in one and a half days. A very clever story when I think about it… Brilliantly written, gripping.
I’ve not read a bad book from Conrad Jones yet. Another well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I’m sure you will all enjoy this one.