I was thrilled to be asked to close down the Blog Tour for End Game, by Charlie Gallagher.
About the Book:
THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.
Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.
Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.
But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?
One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.
This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME
The book opens on the day George Elms is released from prison. He’s taken to a cafe to discuss returning to work temporarily with his boss. In the meantime, a man in an office is on a video call to his wife, when she is kidnapped. It quickly becomes apparent that it is no ordinary office, and the man in question is one of George’s colleagues. We are then taken on a thrilling ride to try to stop the man who is obsessed with killing cops.
This is the fourth and final book in the Langthorne series, and whilst it can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the rest first. You are thrown straight into the action without much back story. However, there is enough written into the plot that you are quickly able to pick up the threads and at the very least guess what has happened previously.
I loved the characters, who are really well written. They are portrayed as normal people, who struggle to do what is morally right against what is right in terms of the law.
It was very much a page turner – I was really tired but struggled to put the book down! I look forward to reading more from this author.
I rate this book 4*
*Thank you to Joffe Books for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
About the Author:
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.