Sunday, October 16, 2016

REVIEW: Death Ship

Death Ship
Author: Jim Kelly

**I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book provided by Severn House via NetGalley. The opinions in this review are solely my own.**

Death Ship is the 7th installment in the Shaw & Valentine mystery series.

The action starts immediately and continues non-stop for the entire book! DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine are investigating an explosion at Hunstanton Beach, protesters sabotaging a local pier building project, new evidence in a cold case from 1953, and a missing Dutch national. Past and present meld into a riveting, action-filled police procedural!

Death ship is perfectly paced, exciting and well-written.The plot is multi-faceted, combining threads from several cases into a suspenseful revelation of hidden, dangerous secrets.

This is the first book in this series I have read. I could tell the main characters have some issues from prior books, and I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series to find out the whole story. The books don't have to be read in order. I was able to follow the story and enjoy the characters, plot and suspense without knowing what occurred in prior books. But, to totally understand Shaw and Valentine, I'm going to go back and read the prior stories and then read this book a second time.

This was a riveting, suspenseful police procedural. Any reader who enjoys thrillers, procedurals or mystery novels would love this book!

Jim Kelly also writes the Phillip Dryden series. Find out more about the author on his website: 

Death Ship will be released by Severn House December 1st.

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