THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable. Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland....
|Title||:||Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews
If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly.
Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters.
I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about a satanic cult in positions of high power a bit too much.
Definitely not for me
Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island.
The satanic sect known as The Circle takes centre stage once again. What Ryan thought was over - isn't. The nightmare for Ryan was seeing his sister brutally murdered on Holy Island, the perpetrator finally brought to justice. But it doesn't end there as Rya ...more
This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one.
I bought and read ‘Holy Island’ the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book.
When ‘Sycamore Gap’ her second novel came onto the scene I wanted it immediately. I was kindly given a free copy to read by a fellow Goodreads author who had admired the first in the DCI RYAN series in return for a revie ...more
Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still active or is this completely different? Police are not always what they seem- or are they? Somethings are left undiscovered which is where the next book , I hope, will clarify things even more.
A standalone book althoug ...more
Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island.
When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not as simple as it appears.
As the body count rises, Ryan is caught up in a wild goose chase and it looks like he may have to revisit his previous case despite the official police reports stating that The Circle has disband ...more
Well, it was a bit better than the first one, which I suppose is a good thing. It carried on many of the less plausible features of the plot of the first one, which sadly are still not resolved by the end. The book has pace, but not much else - the characters are still weak, and the 'hero' is terribly inconsistent. The setting was unconvincing, and I had serious trouble in remembering where I was most of the time. I shan't be reading another one - I only read this one because I'd bought it at th ...more