Published 11th May 2015
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Having read Cathedral Of Lies (Detective Inspector Doug Taylor Book 1) back in October 2013 (I can’t believe it was that long ago!) I downloaded Field Of Lies (Detective Inspector Doug Taylor Book 2) when it was released, which is now over a year ago. Where has that year gone!? Review commitments have prevented me from reading this sooner, but I can tell you it has definitely been worth the wait.
Field Of Lies is a hard book to review without giving too much away, but when a local man is found dead it seems like an obvious suicide. Some are happy to just accept this theory and wrap up the case, but others aren’t convinced it’s so straight forward. DC Geoff Deakin certainly isn’t convinced and is determined to find proof. However, Geoff suffers horrific injuries in a seemingly accidental explosion at his home. DI Doug Taylor is Geoff’s friend and colleague and he immediately smells a rat. He will find out the truth, by any means necessary. As he discovers the truth it’s much worse than they could ever have imagined.
Field of Lies is a fast-paced police procedural which will keep you gripped from the start. The characters are very real and (mostly) likeable. I love the relationships between the colleagues. I imagine Police Officers must form very strong bonds with those they work closely with and this shows in the book(s).
I also love that these books are set in and around my hometown. John Pye is a local-to-me author who introduced himself on the Facebook Book Club page I admin. If you haven’t already and would like to, you can see John’s author interview here Q&A with author, John Pye
If you haven’t already, you really should add this series to your reading lists. You won’t be disappointed!
You can buy Field Of Lies HERE
I would recommend that you read Cathedral Of Lies first though.
Exeter Crown Court – 1986 – a multimillion pound drugs trial. The blast from a powerful handgun brings a halt to proceedings.
Three days and two hundred miles separate the finding of a mutilated corpse in a Staffordshire beauty spot – there seems no connection.
Interesting police work and pathology establish a shocking and unexpected history to the corpse and then another body is discovered. Detective inspector Doug Taylor knows that plenty of long days lie ahead.
Sinister characters from different walks of life emerge as tales of rape, murder, corruption and horrific torture develop.
A vigilante chase crosses the North Sea. Peril and intrigue loiter at every corner as the struggle to determine the criminal mastermind’s objectives intensifies with terrifying events in two different countries.
Matters become all the more curious when a bizarre secret held by a cathedral and a church appear pivotal to the core of the affair – it is a secret surrounded by lies, a secret which stretches back decades and one which the main players will go to any lengths to obtain.
The story will reveal an amazing, true and unsolved crime. Once you have read the book you will be able to go to the book’s website http://www.cathedraloflies.com and unlock secret pages for a guided tour of some of the truths within the story. You will also be able to look at the intricacies of the actual monumental felony… perhaps you could solve the crime yourself!
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Cathedral of Lies was before I was blogging, but I did rate it 5***** on Amazon….
Also available (and currently on my TBR list)…..
A journey in time through the author’s career with Staffordshire Police – from cadet to inspector – from schoolboy to man.
‘It was the practical jokes and camaraderie which kept us sane.’
The book presents a cameo of some of the events which went on behind the scenes of policing in the seventies, eighties and nineties. A lifetime of side splittingly funny tales are mixed with some sad and tragic stories which made up the ‘policeman’s lot’ along with the black humour which often served to temper the emotions and relieve the stress.
Snippets of social history – now long forgotten are recalled – the ‘Policeman’s window’, the obsessive checking of property and other routines of the day. Most of all, the absurdly funny and unusual tales recalled from a career as a front line bobby:
Vampires in Stoke on Trent? Exploding treacle tins in Biddulph? A policeman caught short on duty? Naked constables in the back of van! Find the missing body!
It was all in a day’s work.
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