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The Helper – David Jackson (Callum Doyle Book 2)

An anonymous caller is willing to give you clues that will help you solve a series of murders.

But there’s a catch: You can’t tell anyone about the help you’re getting.

What do you do?

If you turn the offer down, you will have nothing to go on, and more people could die.
But if you accept it, and fail to interpret the clues correctly, they will still die, and you will have concealed information that could have stopped a killer.

Such is the dilemma faced by New York detective Callum Doyle.

The decision he takes will have consequences that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

My Review:  This is the 2nd book in the wonderful Callum Doyle series and whilst it does work as a standalone – it makes me shudder thinking people read books in a series out of order – so please start with Pariah first.  Anyway – this is yet another cracking corker full of twists and turns.  A wonderful series by a very talented author.

About the Author:  David Jackson is the author of a series of crime thrillers featuring Irish-American NYPD Detective Callum Doyle. The first in the series, Pariah, was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Awards. It is published by Pan Macmillan. His writing influences include Ed McBain, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Robert Crais, Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben, amongst many others. His favourite quote about his work is one from the Guardian, now carried on the front of his novels: ‘Recalls Harlan Coben – though for my money Jackson is the better writer.’

Books in Order: Callum Doyle

  1. Pariah – see my review here
  2. The Helper
  3. Marked – see my review here
  4. Cry Baby – see my review here

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