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Every time you hear his voice, another child will die. DCI Robert Kett’s family may be whole again, but he is a broken man. Suspended from duty, he takes his girls out of the city for a much-needed holiday on the Norfolk Coast. Instead of the peace he desperately needs, however, Kett finds a community in chaos. Four teenagers are missing, and time is running out before they m Every time you hear his voice, another child will die. DCI Robert Kett’s family may be whole again, but he is a broken man. Suspended from duty, he takes his girls out of the city for a much-needed holiday on the Norfolk Coast. Instead of the peace he desperately needs, however, Kett finds a community in chaos. Four teenagers are missing, and time is running out before they meet a horrific fate. Kett must follow a deadly trail of clues left by the man who took them, the only person who knows where they are. There’s only one problem. The kidnapper is already dead.


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Every time you hear his voice, another child will die. DCI Robert Kett’s family may be whole again, but he is a broken man. Suspended from duty, he takes his girls out of the city for a much-needed holiday on the Norfolk Coast. Instead of the peace he desperately needs, however, Kett finds a community in chaos. Four teenagers are missing, and time is running out before they m Every time you hear his voice, another child will die. DCI Robert Kett’s family may be whole again, but he is a broken man. Suspended from duty, he takes his girls out of the city for a much-needed holiday on the Norfolk Coast. Instead of the peace he desperately needs, however, Kett finds a community in chaos. Four teenagers are missing, and time is running out before they meet a horrific fate. Kett must follow a deadly trail of clues left by the man who took them, the only person who knows where they are. There’s only one problem. The kidnapper is already dead.

30 review for Whip Crack

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ruthy lavin

    Yet ANOTHER brilliant and gripping instalment in the series! Seldom do I find sequels as good as the first book but these are the gifts that keep on giving. Another 4 star read and I’ve pre-ordered story number 5, being released in December. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steven R. McEvoy

    If you have been fallowing the saga of DCI Kett this book is a must read. If you happen to be a fan of rough and tough action you will also enjoy this novel. This is the fifth of the DCI Kett stories that I have read, and Kett made a brief appearance in The Harder They Fall, the first of the Softley Series of books. And this volume makes reference to Six Days, Six Hours, Six Minutes, which is the darkest and grittiest of Smith’s novels. So all of his mysteries like together in some fashion. This If you have been fallowing the saga of DCI Kett this book is a must read. If you happen to be a fan of rough and tough action you will also enjoy this novel. This is the fifth of the DCI Kett stories that I have read, and Kett made a brief appearance in The Harder They Fall, the first of the Softley Series of books. And this volume makes reference to Six Days, Six Hours, Six Minutes, which is the darkest and grittiest of Smith’s novels. So all of his mysteries like together in some fashion. This book is different than the others in the series, but still has that same intense action mystery feel. I have stated before that each of the Kett novels have been great crime mystery novels, and interesting reads. But they are dark books with terrible crimes. In this one Kett and his wife are still finding their way after her has rescued her from kidnappers. Officially Kett is on compassionate leave. And is awaiting news of if there will be an inquiry into his actions that led to his wife’s rescue. He was offered a holiday back near Norwich. But the offer also had some alternative motives. Four teens have gone missing, and the more they investigate the worse things look. Kett has a gift for finding missing people, and often bringing them back alive. And his old team need his help again, unofficially. He is consulting. And In a case that only spans a few days there is an immense amount of action. Great risk, real danger. And clues just at the edge of his consciousness. A series of clues left on old tape recorders. Leading the victims and others taunting the police. Hope of a rescue but a time limit and the clock is ticking down. I admit I love the Kett novels. His character. His strength. His drive. He is a man who puts it all on the line for others. And does it because of his love for his wife and children. And after having both lost and regained his wife, he knows from personal experience the angst of a missing loved one. I did figure most of this story out well before the end. I had most of the who, but not all of the why. I will state again this book and this series is not for all readers. It is dark and gritty and very intense. They are great thrillers. Over ten years ago, I read and loved the Lockdown series published primarily for a young adult audience by Alexander Gordon Smith. When I found out he had this new crime mystery series in the works I had visions of his skill turned to series like Wired in the Blood, or the Commander. There is always something extra appealing about a British crime drama or procedural, I was hooked from the concept. The first short story is available for free on his site, if you are uncertain but I will warn you the stories are very addictive. I had preordered this and read it in one sitting. I could not put it down. Once I started reading, I just could not stop. Another great read in a high octane series. Read the review on my blog Book Reviews and More and reviews of other books by Alexander Gordon Smith.

  3. 4 out of 5

    The Book Review Café

    Whip Crack is the fourth book in the DCI Kett series that I have read, and I’m loving this series. The storyline is about four teenagers who disappear from a small seaside resort, and so begins a particularly sinister and exciting read from Alex Smith. This book is so creepy, the crimes committed by a psychopath are horrifying, there’s a genuine sense of evil emanating from the pages as the killer plays his twisted mind games with Kett and his team. Whip Crack is another intricately woven, hard-h Whip Crack is the fourth book in the DCI Kett series that I have read, and I’m loving this series. The storyline is about four teenagers who disappear from a small seaside resort, and so begins a particularly sinister and exciting read from Alex Smith. This book is so creepy, the crimes committed by a psychopath are horrifying, there’s a genuine sense of evil emanating from the pages as the killer plays his twisted mind games with Kett and his team. Whip Crack is another intricately woven, hard-hitting, read and filled with black humour, which complements the plot. It’s definitely a series I would start from the beginning, A: because it’s so good and B: because Kett has a horrifying back story that will make more sense if you read the books in order. Although the crimes are alarming, the author always gives the reader some light relief by incorporating some humour into his work. The dialogue between him and his colleagues is full of banter, and the scenes between Kett and his three small daughters lighten the mood of this dark crime thriller.  The reason I love this series so much is each plot has been unpredictable and there’s nothing I like more than the element of surprise, sadly something that’s lacking in many crime series. Whip Crack is a bleak, intense, chilling read that sent shivers down my spine on more than one occasion. This series goes from strength to strength, and if you consider yourself to be a crime thriller lover, then it’s a series not to be missed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Clare Hulme

    As always a brilliant read from Alex. Page turner with an outcome that just blew me away. Four really close teenage friends go missing and the pace is really fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Kett is on suspension and having some quality time with his family. He is drawn into the case and as always does an amazing job. Following leads from the only person who knows where they are. I love the humour in Alex's books and the way he writes makes me feel I'm there with them. Can't wait until As always a brilliant read from Alex. Page turner with an outcome that just blew me away. Four really close teenage friends go missing and the pace is really fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Kett is on suspension and having some quality time with his family. He is drawn into the case and as always does an amazing job. Following leads from the only person who knows where they are. I love the humour in Alex's books and the way he writes makes me feel I'm there with them. Can't wait until December. Until then I am looking at other books he writes.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joe’s Mum

    Book 4 in the DCI Kett series finds Kett assisting on a case involving the disappearance of local teenagers, only assisting because he is still on suspension due to his involvement in the case of his kidnapped wife. I found this book suspenseful with lots of twists and turns, the characters are great and many have been around since book 1. I love Kett’s family storyline, especially his daughters, who are definitely a loveable handful and DCI Kett, himself is one of my favourite fictional policem Book 4 in the DCI Kett series finds Kett assisting on a case involving the disappearance of local teenagers, only assisting because he is still on suspension due to his involvement in the case of his kidnapped wife. I found this book suspenseful with lots of twists and turns, the characters are great and many have been around since book 1. I love Kett’s family storyline, especially his daughters, who are definitely a loveable handful and DCI Kett, himself is one of my favourite fictional policemen. I can’t wait for the next book. Definitely 5+ stars.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Liz Mistry

    Here I go again with my binge read ... this time it's Alex Smith's turn with his Detective DCI Robbie Kett. So far there are 5 books in this series, with the sixth, I believe due to be released in April 2021 - I for one can't wait. So, what made this series for me? I'd be lying if I told you it wasn't mainly because of DCI Robbie Kett himself. What a character he is - an so very different from most of the detectives doing the rounds at the moment. Kett is a single parent to three young girls (all Here I go again with my binge read ... this time it's Alex Smith's turn with his Detective DCI Robbie Kett. So far there are 5 books in this series, with the sixth, I believe due to be released in April 2021 - I for one can't wait. So, what made this series for me? I'd be lying if I told you it wasn't mainly because of DCI Robbie Kett himself. What a character he is - an so very different from most of the detectives doing the rounds at the moment. Kett is a single parent to three young girls (all under the age of 7). He's been thrust unexpectedly into this role after his wife is abducted. Paper Girls, the first in the series, takes up a few months after her abduction when Robbie and his small family move to Norwich to try to make things easier for himself and his girls whilst the investigation into his wife's disappearance continues in London. Seeing this detective - one lauded by the London Met for his ability to get the job done and find missing people - grieving and out of his depth - as he struggles to look after his three children in his wife's absence is both heart rending and poignant, but laced with humorous moments too. Alice, the eldest is only seven and is autistic, Evie who is the middle daughter is in continual need of 'a poo' and Moira the baby just wants 'booby'. In and among this heartbreaking situation Kett manages to make friends, keep his family together and begin to help Norwich police with their investigation into the disappearance of some Paper Girls. Kett, is determined and driven. His desire to find missing people and to put the perps behind bars leads him into hazardous situations and often puts him on the wrong side of the law. As a reader you have to admire him, as a parent you will feel for him, as a partner you will cross your fingers and hope he finds his missing wife ... but you'll have to read the entire series to find out more. Believe me, Kett is as addictive as chocolate and the characters Smith has created that make up Kett's new family are brilliantly well drawn. His new boss Colin Clare is a 'tossing' funny man (you'll need to read the books to get the in joke) who likes to keep his team on their toes and under his gruff exterior has a heart of gold. Being reacquainted with an old colleague who has his back helps Kett to balance his home and work life. These books are hard hitting, intricately woven, darkly humorous and really quite addictive. I for one can't wait for the next one. Please dip into Robbie Ketts life and i'm sure you'll be as emamoured as I was.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Burton

    Disappearing children, a parent's worst nightmare! DCI Robbie Kett on suspension, is offered a holiday by his boss Superintendent Colin Clare, at his holiday home 'Clare Castle' on the Norfolk coast. Billie, Robbie's wife is still struggling with the aftermath of her incarceration at the hands of the pig man, Kett thinking a few days away will help her mental state agrees, so along with Evie, Moria and Alice their three young daughters they head for a very welcome break! But nothing is so simple Disappearing children, a parent's worst nightmare! DCI Robbie Kett on suspension, is offered a holiday by his boss Superintendent Colin Clare, at his holiday home 'Clare Castle' on the Norfolk coast. Billie, Robbie's wife is still struggling with the aftermath of her incarceration at the hands of the pig man, Kett thinking a few days away will help her mental state agrees, so along with Evie, Moria and Alice their three young daughters they head for a very welcome break! But nothing is so simple as a holiday, this is seriously disturbing stuff. Children disappearing in the area , with no clues no nothing Kett is drawn into the case by his two friends and colleagues Porter and Savage, finding a needle in a haystack comes to mind. As is usual with this author's writing, the twist and turns come frequently. You think you've figured out what's happened to the children, but have you? The shocking revelation at the end is truly mind blowing, I never expected that, and I certainly didn't see it coming! I love the light relief the author brings to his gripping crimes, by adding brilliant dialogue, not just with colleagues which is always entertaining, but his three daughters, are the added giggly bits and their antics are beautifully described its impossible not to laugh out loud. The characteristics of all the characters paints a lovely and sometimes disturbing picture in your head making it easy to be drawn into the storyline, gripping your stomach muscles and stealing your breath. A heart stopping read I can't recommend highly enough, if your haven't read this series I dare you to read it, you could read them as stand alone but to get the full impact of how they all tie together I'd say start with book one!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Genevieve Paquette

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm sorry, what? Alice, the eldest daughter, is autistic now? Just, hey, let's casually introduce this when it hasn't even been hinted at in the previous 3 books. She was presented as, essentially, a sullen little girl with some behavior issues (like still biting people at nine years old and generally being rude to people), but how does that equate to autism? Regularly calling your little sisters stupid isn't necessarily a symptom of ASD. Yeah, I'm not exactly ok with this whole thing. But other I'm sorry, what? Alice, the eldest daughter, is autistic now? Just, hey, let's casually introduce this when it hasn't even been hinted at in the previous 3 books. She was presented as, essentially, a sullen little girl with some behavior issues (like still biting people at nine years old and generally being rude to people), but how does that equate to autism? Regularly calling your little sisters stupid isn't necessarily a symptom of ASD. Yeah, I'm not exactly ok with this whole thing. But other than that... Ok, one more thing. Obvious clue is obvious!! "Under the cunt-ree" is where they needed to look for the missing/buried alive kids. Early, early on, Kett is talking with a victim's mother, who points out a tree with a big gash in it, using it as a metaphore for how much the community has changed due to an influx of drugs, etc. It used to be called the German Lollipop Tree, but now it's called the- and she gets it off because of a big commotion and Kett doesn't get to hear the clue so instantly obvious to the reader, without her even saying it. The Cunt-ree. Get it? Get it? 'Cause it has a big vertical gash? Ugh. But ok, apart from those two things... It was a fun, quick and very fast-paced read, with real stakes, and it stuck the ending. Also, there was one bit (the pawnshop? old electronics shop? scene) that made me laugh hysterically, which I appreciate. I kind of like the series. The mysteries are solid. It's the family drama that I am not a fan of, and, unfortunately, it's an important part of the series. Eh.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kristin.

    More horror in every nivel This is the fourth book in the DC I Kett series, and the crimes seem to be getting increasingly terrible with each novel! In this one, four young teens have received tape recorders with oddly spoken instructions to follow a trail to complete an adventure. All four teens, who were closer than family, disappeared, and more recordings were left to taunt the police. The first of the four is found buried in an old chest freezer with a narrow PVC pipe as the only air intake. More horror in every nivel This is the fourth book in the DC I Kett series, and the crimes seem to be getting increasingly terrible with each novel! In this one, four young teens have received tape recorders with oddly spoken instructions to follow a trail to complete an adventure. All four teens, who were closer than family, disappeared, and more recordings were left to taunt the police. The first of the four is found buried in an old chest freezer with a narrow PVC pipe as the only air intake. This child was badly drugged and could tell police nothing of his ordeal. Kett, who is supposed to be on leave , got pulled into the investigation as he and his family took a "vacation" at his boss's caravan , which just happened to be near the homes of the missing teens. Figuring out what he had been missing as the link to these disappearances , Kett and his closest detectives found themselves in serious trouble!I (I enjoy Alex Smith's work, but am annoyed at grammatical patterns I have noticed : objective case is often used when predicate nominative is correct! I understand that this may be used to emphasize a person's social situation, but a man like Kett, who is very conscious of his speaking habits because of his children, would be more likely to avoid the example of bad grammar!)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Love2read

    This book takes the reader on a ride of emotions! I love the characterisations, I love the way they interact and the camerarderie between them. You'd definitely want to be on the team of Kett, Savage and Porter. I love the interactions with Kett's three daughters and the way his wife Billie is adjusting to "normality" after her experiences in the previous book. The part where Robbie was talking to her about their scarred bodies had me in floods of tears. I also love the humour that comes through This book takes the reader on a ride of emotions! I love the characterisations, I love the way they interact and the camerarderie between them. You'd definitely want to be on the team of Kett, Savage and Porter. I love the interactions with Kett's three daughters and the way his wife Billie is adjusting to "normality" after her experiences in the previous book. The part where Robbie was talking to her about their scarred bodies had me in floods of tears. I also love the humour that comes through too. The descriptive prose is truly beautiful. I was totally gripped by this book, as I was with the previous three of this series. I can't wait for the next book to come out. What a brilliant author you are Alex Smith - one of my favourites.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mr Mark Hawksford

    Whip Crack This series of books just keeps on giving. After the last book I thought how do you follow that? But this book didn’t disappoint. It grabs you from start to finish and is a real page turner. I didn’t want to put it down. Also, it’s not very often that you can’t see where the plot is going in most books. This one really has a twist that you will not see coming. Whilst you can read it standalone I believe you will understand the back story better by reading the first 3 books and they are Whip Crack This series of books just keeps on giving. After the last book I thought how do you follow that? But this book didn’t disappoint. It grabs you from start to finish and is a real page turner. I didn’t want to put it down. Also, it’s not very often that you can’t see where the plot is going in most books. This one really has a twist that you will not see coming. Whilst you can read it standalone I believe you will understand the back story better by reading the first 3 books and they are a good read anyway. It’s a 5 out of 5 from me and a recommendation that you read the whole series before this one. I’ve already downloaded the next book in the series ‘Run rabbit run’. Thank you Alex. 😊

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Spooner

    Another brilliant story in the DI Kett series. I wasn’t entirely sure where the story would go after the last book seeming to close many of the doors that had been open in the other books but it continued the theme of brilliant mystery solving with a large helping of action and a dollop of humour. Savage is becoming more and more accomplished in her role and is undoubtedly Kett’s right hand (wo)man. I felt like I had an inkling as to how the story was unfold but I was wrong and that’s a good thi Another brilliant story in the DI Kett series. I wasn’t entirely sure where the story would go after the last book seeming to close many of the doors that had been open in the other books but it continued the theme of brilliant mystery solving with a large helping of action and a dollop of humour. Savage is becoming more and more accomplished in her role and is undoubtedly Kett’s right hand (wo)man. I felt like I had an inkling as to how the story was unfold but I was wrong and that’s a good thing. I would have been disappointed if I had guessed! This was a real tangled web of lies, trust and danger.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Abeer

    Had a few days left of my Kindle Unlimited & decided to read the DCI Kett series! Got chills just reading the books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the series! Never wanted to put the books down. Also read 'Whip Crack' the fourth book in the DCI Kett series which did not let me down. I absolutely love the main characters! Moira, Alice & Evie are hilarious! The humour between Pete Porter & DCI Kett was the best part of the books! Just thinking about Porter making Kett tea makes me smile. I am reall Had a few days left of my Kindle Unlimited & decided to read the DCI Kett series! Got chills just reading the books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the series! Never wanted to put the books down. Also read 'Whip Crack' the fourth book in the DCI Kett series which did not let me down. I absolutely love the main characters! Moira, Alice & Evie are hilarious! The humour between Pete Porter & DCI Kett was the best part of the books! Just thinking about Porter making Kett tea makes me smile. I am really excited for 'Run Rabbit Run' in December the fifth book in the series!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elin Dawes

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I wondered where the author would go with this series given that he found his wife at the end of the last book. I cannot express how much I adore this series and this author. I didn’t expect to like this given that a massive part of Kett’s story had ‘concluded’ and I thought the story was over and couldn’t improve. But I was very wrong. This book was so twisted, combining the stories of Billie’s PTSD and attempted recovery, with a new horrendous crime that ends with such an unexpected and horrif I wondered where the author would go with this series given that he found his wife at the end of the last book. I cannot express how much I adore this series and this author. I didn’t expect to like this given that a massive part of Kett’s story had ‘concluded’ and I thought the story was over and couldn’t improve. But I was very wrong. This book was so twisted, combining the stories of Billie’s PTSD and attempted recovery, with a new horrendous crime that ends with such an unexpected and horrifying twist.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Diane Tague

    This book was so good. It is the 4th book in the series, having read the other 3 before it I'm feeling a bit low right now. Not because I didn't enjoy the book but I've got that involved with all the main characters and it's like knowing I'm not going to hear from friends again untill December. I really can't wait untill the 1st December to read the next part, I've already pre ordered. Thank you Alex for amazing story's and characters This book was so good. It is the 4th book in the series, having read the other 3 before it I'm feeling a bit low right now. Not because I didn't enjoy the book but I've got that involved with all the main characters and it's like knowing I'm not going to hear from friends again untill December. I really can't wait untill the 1st December to read the next part, I've already pre ordered. Thank you Alex for amazing story's and characters

  16. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    Unbelievably Thrilling This is the fourth book of the series and I am really hooked. Alex Smith is an excellent writer. I am up all hours of the night, on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next horror to happen, the next insight to DCI Kett's mind, or the next tender family moment. They are all wonderful. The villains are especially horrific however, yet still believable and human, which makes them ever so much more terrifying. I breathlessly wait for book five. Unbelievably Thrilling This is the fourth book of the series and I am really hooked. Alex Smith is an excellent writer. I am up all hours of the night, on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next horror to happen, the next insight to DCI Kett's mind, or the next tender family moment. They are all wonderful. The villains are especially horrific however, yet still believable and human, which makes them ever so much more terrifying. I breathlessly wait for book five.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Christine Rennie

    Whip Crack by Alex Smith Whip Crack by Alex Smith is Book 4 in the DCI Robert Ketts crime thriller series and again it is another awesome read. Totally engrossing, entertaining, violent and intriguing. This storyline is about four teenagers who disappeared from a small seaside resort and no-one knows where they are. A very sinister, mesmerising story from Alex Smith. Highly recommended

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Bartholomew

    Another one! Another brilliant book by Alex Smith, each one is getting better and I don’t know what I’m gunna do with myself when I can’t keep up with Kett, Savage, Porter & Clare anymore! After reading a snippet of the next book I’m even more intrigued how is this all going to end? Brilliant writing and interesting storylines, different to what is usually in crime thrillers and gets you hooked, I need to know what’s going to happen next ! And DCI Kett is made of some seriously strong stuff all t Another one! Another brilliant book by Alex Smith, each one is getting better and I don’t know what I’m gunna do with myself when I can’t keep up with Kett, Savage, Porter & Clare anymore! After reading a snippet of the next book I’m even more intrigued how is this all going to end? Brilliant writing and interesting storylines, different to what is usually in crime thrillers and gets you hooked, I need to know what’s going to happen next ! And DCI Kett is made of some seriously strong stuff all the trouble he gets into!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gill

    Mind blowing!! Definitely another ten star novel. Alex Smith, you worry me. Where do your ideas come from? Taking a break from all his previous traumas Robert Kett and his family arrive at a caravan park little knowing the deadly traumas that are to follow. This is yet another detective novel you WILL NOT want to put down. A cross once again between James Patterson and Agatha Christie .... can you solve the riddles before another death occurs?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ellie Thomas

    Another excellent instalment in this outstanding series. The twists and turns of the plot were very emotionally involving, especially as it finally unfolded. Great storytelling! On a personal note, although the books in the series that put DCI Kett and his family in the centre of the plot are very exciting, I do find the ones where he is actually investigating (rather than being a one-man army) more thoughtful and involving. But that's just this reader! Another excellent instalment in this outstanding series. The twists and turns of the plot were very emotionally involving, especially as it finally unfolded. Great storytelling! On a personal note, although the books in the series that put DCI Kett and his family in the centre of the plot are very exciting, I do find the ones where he is actually investigating (rather than being a one-man army) more thoughtful and involving. But that's just this reader!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Young was smith

    A world of dangerous games Once again DCI Kett puts his life on the line in this thrilling installment. How much more can he take? He owes his life to DC Savage, his colleague who doesn't think twice about helping him. Torn between the overwhelming love and protection he has for his family and the need for him to catch the wicked, evil criminals what will he decide to do. I'm looking forward to reading the next book as the life of Kett is becoming increasingly more dangerous. A world of dangerous games Once again DCI Kett puts his life on the line in this thrilling installment. How much more can he take? He owes his life to DC Savage, his colleague who doesn't think twice about helping him. Torn between the overwhelming love and protection he has for his family and the need for him to catch the wicked, evil criminals what will he decide to do. I'm looking forward to reading the next book as the life of Kett is becoming increasingly more dangerous.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Clifford Nutley

    Having reviewed book 3 in the series I said I’d read book 4 in the hope it was better, unfortunately it wasn’t the lead character DCI Ketts must be superman with his ability to manage sleep deprivation and unbelievable physical pain. Once again the plot was so far from reality that at the end instead of a feeling of I enjoyed that I was left thinking what a load of nonsense. I can see having read the resume for book no.5 where’s heading so I will admit defeat and pass on this. I only gave it 3 sta Having reviewed book 3 in the series I said I’d read book 4 in the hope it was better, unfortunately it wasn’t the lead character DCI Ketts must be superman with his ability to manage sleep deprivation and unbelievable physical pain. Once again the plot was so far from reality that at the end instead of a feeling of I enjoyed that I was left thinking what a load of nonsense. I can see having read the resume for book no.5 where’s heading so I will admit defeat and pass on this. I only gave it 3 stars because it would be mean to denigrate the authors efforts.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Doreen

    Excellent! What an exciting story! DCI Kett is on suspension, pending investigation, after his unorthodox methods in freeing his wife from captivity! He takes Billie and his three delightful, funny, loud daughters on vacation while he " helps" in the attempt to find four missing teenagers. This story has twists, turns, surprises and a truly shocking ending! Excellent! What an exciting story! DCI Kett is on suspension, pending investigation, after his unorthodox methods in freeing his wife from captivity! He takes Billie and his three delightful, funny, loud daughters on vacation while he " helps" in the attempt to find four missing teenagers. This story has twists, turns, surprises and a truly shocking ending!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Princess Tiffany

    Excited As always you are an amazing writer and you never cease to amaze your readers/fans. I was truly surprised by this book as I honestly did not see it coming but I am positively glad it did. But now comes the longest wait of my life, December can not come soon enough. Keep up the terrific work.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jane Wynne

    This series gets darker and darker. Kett, whilst suspended is asked to assist with the strange disappearance of 4 teenage friends from a small coastal area in Norfolk. He and the family relocate to a caravan park and Kett finds there is so much more to the kidnapping and finds disturbing facts about this sleepy rural area. Will he save them in time? Excellent read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gill Chivas

    Brilliant book! Loved the continuing story and the way he didn't just gloss over it as if nothing had happened in the last 3 books. Thought the new storyline was really good and had me guessing (wrongly!) many times! Looking forward to December 1st when book 5 is out! Brilliant book! Loved the continuing story and the way he didn't just gloss over it as if nothing had happened in the last 3 books. Thought the new storyline was really good and had me guessing (wrongly!) many times! Looking forward to December 1st when book 5 is out!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    Much better than the last one. Big improvement on number three. This one is right on target, good storyline and good development of the characters. No spoilers but I didn't guess the ending. Looking forward to the next one. Much better than the last one. Big improvement on number three. This one is right on target, good storyline and good development of the characters. No spoilers but I didn't guess the ending. Looking forward to the next one.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary Johnson

    I couldn’t resist moving on to the next..... Mr Smith has a talent for telling a good tale. I am wondering how the DCI keeps walking: so many significant injuries, one after the other in such a close time frame. If his ‘spider sense’ was a bit better, he might avoid a few.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Clift

    Still going strong, Kett is immediately drawn into another case, but I am now beginning to doubt his sanity. He is fearless, and there is an element of his ego showing, rather than doing what is best for his family. Still a fan though.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mr Kenneth L Mullen

    Another great story Another great story in the SCI Jeff series. Plenty of good strong characters and a plot that has so many twists and turns you feel as though you're in a maze. Not to worry though as he gets the solution. Another great story Another great story in the SCI Jeff series. Plenty of good strong characters and a plot that has so many twists and turns you feel as though you're in a maze. Not to worry though as he gets the solution.

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