A brilliant new crime thriller series
DI Duncan Waddell has big problems. He’s borderline diabetic. The paperwork is piling up faster than the underwear at a porn shoot.
Now his best pal DC Stevie Campbell, who’s in a coma after being attacked by a suspect, has started to talk to him. Trouble is, only Waddell can hear him.
The last thing he needs is the country’s biggest case to land on his lap.
Three women have gone missing in the city he used to love, but is fast coming to despise, victims of the GLASGOW GRABBER, as their assailant has been dubbed by local hack and all round thorn in Waddell’s backside, Catriona Hastie.
Shelley Craig is the latest victim, snatched as she and her boyfriend took a shortcut through Glasgow city centre.
And she’ll do anything to make it home.
“A great read with some fantastic twists!”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it. I read it in one go, and was hooked until about 75% of the way in, when it became very detailed with backstories/subplots, and so lost some of the fast paced edge, although still really compelling. There were some fantastic twists! I loved the way it had quite a bit of narrative content, rather than just lines and lines of dialogue as many books do now. The dialogue was very realistic and I enjoyed the switching chapters points of view which were well done and gave me a good idea of the character. This book was a lot more graphic than I usually read…and was about sex trafficking, so obviously had some very challenging content. I thought Eva’s character was particularly well-done, but found the chapter towards the end about Nina’s back story took me out of the main story – while that chapter was obviously realistic, it was what I’d inferred about her background anyway. The reason I have given it four stars and not five was because of the last quarter or so of the book, which I felt lost momentum, and the way that Shelley was sort of “lost” from the story and then made a decision I did not think fitted with her character AT ALL so was really jarring for me. That aspect might be covered in a sequel? Overall though, a great read that I would definitely recommend, mindful of course of the content/subject.
About the Author
I’m owned by a rescue dog, and have been scribbling away all my life.
Vile City was published by Caffeine Nights recently under my full name Jennifer Lee Thomson to fulfil a promise to my dying dad who passed away after a long battle with cancer. I also write as Jennifer Thomson (self-help books) and Jenny Thomson (my other fiction).
Vile City is the first in my Detective in a Coma series featuring Detective Inspector Duncan Waddell who thinks he’s losing his mind when pal and colleague Stevie Campbell who’s in a coma starts to talk to him. Is the pressure of trying to find women who’ve gone missing in Glasgow making his lose his mind, or is something else going on?
I wrote the Crime File series of books (as Jenny Thomson) – also referred to as the Die Hard for Girls books – because I was sick of reading about women who were victims in book. The books are published worldwide and books 1, 2 and 3, are out now. In order, they are – Hell To Pay, Throwaways and Don’t Come for Me. It’s also available as a box set.
When I’m not writing fiction, I write self-help books (as Jennifer Thomson) on bullying, dog care, vegetarianism and dating. In my spare time inspired by TV shows and movies like The Walking Dead, Z Nation and Dawn of the Dead, I plan how to survive a zombie apocalypse. My obsession to zombies led me to write a zombie novel.
I blog about writing at http://ramblingsofafrustratedcrimewriter.blogspot.com/ and about zombies at http://deidbastards.blogspot.co.uk
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