DI Jack Delaney is trying to make a clean break. Tormented by his troubled past, he has taken his young family out of London, swapping the mayhem of London for the tranquil calm of the north Norfolk coast.
Except it’s not so tranquil.
After a terrible storm hits Sheringham, a body is discovered beneath the rubble of a collapsed cliff. Natural disaster? No, this looks like murder, and Jack is the only local resident qualified to investigate.
But when more disappearances follow and the local police step in, Jack finds himself plunged dangerously deep into the investigation – and in the sights of the killer on the loose.
Publisher: Cornerstone, August 2014
The fact that Mark Pearson writes some amazing scripts for television is reflected in his writing, in this the first Jack Delaney thriller I have read; it will not be the last!
A cliff falling into the sea is the start and from there the bodies start to emerge, literally. Jack Delaney is a loveable rogue, his relationship with the other characters is well formulated.
I did find some similarities to other detectives (DCI Banks) in Jack Delaney, e.g. escaping the ‘big smoke’ after a colourful career, drink problem, personal problems etc. however, this does not detract from the story in the least.
One for the James Patterson and Lee Child readers amongst you.