Is there anything quite like the feeling of finally getting your hands on the new instalment of a series you love? The excitement of a story whose twists and turns will take you by surprise, but couched in the comfort of characters you know as intimately as old friends, affectionately acknowledging their personal quirks and foibles as they crop up in the story.
The new Alex Gray novel is the perfect example of this. It sees the return of the much loved DSI William Lorimer and his Scottish police team as they set out to investigate a brand new case. Except this one is unlike any they’ve ever seen.
I think this could be Alex Gray’s best novel yet. Good news if, like me you’re a die-hard fan. But also if you haven’t read her before, this is a superb place to start. One of the great things about the DSI William Lorimer series is that they all work as standalones. You don’t need to have read any of the others to understand what’s going on (though you may find yourself going back and gobbling up the backlist once you’ve started!)
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
'Move over Rebus' Daily Mail
'Exciting, pacy, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times
'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY
Discover DSI William Lorimer - the series that has sold more than a million copies across the world.
Whether you've read them all, or whether you're coming to Alex Gray's highly acclaimed series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
DSI Lorimer is back with a brand new case. And the stakes have never been so high . . .
When his old friend and former colleague is shot dead at his home, Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is devastated. And his problems are only just beginning. It's not long before two further deaths are reported: both victims ex-policemen.
It's clear this is a targeted campaign against their own, yet with no other link between the victims to identify the killer, Lorimer's police team are starting to panic. Who will be next?
Lorimer knows he must keep his cool if he is to solve the case. But with time running out before the next attack, he's struggling to ignore the sickening question at the back of his mind:
Will he get to the killer, before the killer gets to him?
WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT WHEN SHADOWS FALL
'Alex Gray's great crime fiction series is one you can pick up at any stage and not feel lost . . complex, intriguing, tense'
'A fast-paced thriller with lots of twists and turns'
'This series just gets better and better and everything still feels fresh. Highly recommended'