Genre: Crime / Thriller
Length: 164 pages (Approx.)
This is book 12 in the Lorne Simpkins series.
I have awarded this book 4 stars.
Synopsis: Let the chase begin… Lorne Warner, newly reinstated as Inspector again, is confronted with one of her worst cases to date. She knows who kidnapped the Warburton family–their kidnapper contacted her himself. But he forces Lorne and her team into a game of cat and mouse that leads them on a chase across London. As each clue brings Lorne closer to finding the family, she realises that saving the lives of the Warburtons might mean sacrificing her own.
Review: Fast paced, interesting and with plenty of our favourite characters, Calculated Justice is certainly a great read! How Comley can get to book twelve in the series and still come up with different cases and keep the books exciting and unpredictable is beyond me!
It was great to see Lorne back in the role of Inspector; a role that she is clearly built for! I was also happy to see lots of Lorne’s husband, Tony, and Lorne’s boss, Sean. I was sad to see Katy step down, especially under the circumstances, and hope that this doesn’t mean she’ll leave the force for good! I loved the case that Lorne was working on in this book! I found myself laughing out loud at some of the things she had to do! I loved all the references to London in this book and found it all to be exceptionally accurate.
Once again, we are reminded of some familiar ‘friends’ of Lorne’s and previous cases that she has worked on. For this reason, I wouldn’t recommend reading this as a stand alone book. While it would work as a stand alone book, I think readers would get more out of it if they read previous books in the series so that they can fully understand the references.
I gave this book 4 stars for two reasons really. The first being that I didn’t feel the author gave enough explanation into the motives of the criminal. The second was that I wasn’t always completely satisfied with Charlie’s actions in the circumstances (I don’t want to give too much away). Regardless of these, I would still highly recommend this book as I found it a very gripping read!
★★★★ – A fast paced, gripping read! This case has a dizzying affect on Lorne! Highly recommended!