A young student is kidnapped on her way home from the pub, but her nightmare is just beginning…
DI Damen Brook is assigned the case but starts to realise that this might not be an isolated incident. With very little to go on, Brook trawls through the murky world of cheap labour and prostitution but comes up against a brick wall. But then bodies start turning up and the case is blown wide open. Who is kidnapping these girls and why? Brook has to put the pieces together before the next victim is taken…
My Review: Book 5 in the Damen Brook series proves once again that Steven Dunne’s books keep getting better and better. A fast paced and gripping thriller based on missing girls in the Derby area. I love Damen Brook and would definitely put him up on my list of top 10 fictional police detectives alongside Roy Grace.
About the Author: Steven Dunne was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He went to the University of Kent after A levels and studied as little as possible, yet somehow emerged with a second class honours degree. He began writing articles for quality newspapers on dull subjects before writing the book for the Latchmere Theatre’s award-winning fringe production of Hansel and Gretel in 1989. He co-also co-wrote the revue, It’s Mad Mad World, We’re Plastered performed at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking the previous year and played the role of Teddy in the same theatre’s production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming the same year.
In the 1996 he moved up to his adopted home town of Derby. In 2007, he self-published Reaper, a thriller set in the city, featuring the hyper-intelligent but mentally troubled detective, DI Damen Brook. The rights were optioned by Harper Collins and four more critically-acclaimed books followed. He is currently writing the 6th book in the DI Brook series, entitled Death Do Us Part and the 5th in the series, A Killing Moon, won the coveted literary prize the East Midlands Book Award in 2016.
Books in Order:
- The Reaper
- The Disciple
- The Unquiet Grave
- A Killing Moon
- Death Do Us Part
Read my Ask the Author Interview with Steven Dunne here