I am delighted to join the blog tour for Chloe Never Forget by Dan Laughey today! My thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to join and the wonderful review copy!
A missing student. A gunned-down detective. A woman in fear for her life. All three are connected somehow.
An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.
A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front.
Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all – before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.
Author Dan Laughey has penned another fantastic mystery in the Carl Sant Murder Mysteries and Chloe Never Forget is book two.
I have recently read book one – Chloe Lost Girl – and Chloe Never Forget follows directly on from that one so I strongly recommend that the books are read in chronological order.
Chloe Never Forget begins where the threads of the story left off from book one though Dan Laughey has thoughtfully included a fair amount of back-story.
I loved being back with my favourite characters – the dedicated DI Carl Sant and his partner in crime, DC Brad Capstick.
Once again, the pacing was perfect and with an effortlessly transitioning plot-line and there was always plenty of action going on, allowing no opportunity for boredom to take root.
I was desperate to know how this enthralling crime thriller would end and was pleased with the jolting and fulfilling conclusion. I hope that Dan Laughey continues with his foray into this genre.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my own request from Creativia Publishing via Rachel’s Random Resources. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars
About The Author
Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.
Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.
His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.
He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.
All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
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