Book Tour: The Watchers
Welcome to the book tour for John Reid's latest mystery, The Watchers! Read on for more info!
The Watchers Publication Date: January 27, 2022 Genre: Mystery/ Suspense/ Crime Fiction/ Police Procedural
Sometimes it isn’t just good police work that catches criminals. Sometimes you just have to watch them. This is the strategy DCI Steve Burt uses when presented with two different and equally baffling cases. The DCI takes on a case unofficially as a favour to an ex-colleague that involves the disappearance of an official of the Bank of England and the theft of gold bullion from the bank.
The other is a baffling case involving multiple murders at the country home of a peer of the realm. Steve and his team must navigate a trail of misleading clues and blind alleys involving suspected terrorism, kidnapping, conspiracy and international intrigue, as they strive to solve both cases. His boss becomes increasingly annoyed with Steve’s unconventional approach to police work, but the DCI knows he has to put his career on the line in order to solve these two very different and difficult cases.
This is the first book I have read by Mr. Reid. While I did not love this book as much as other readers did, I did appreciate that it is a good police procedural story and for this reason alone I would try another book by the author again.
Again, if it was not for the police procedural aspect that was done well, I would not have kept reading. This is because I felt like despite my efforts, I could never fully embrace the characters. Thus, in turn, I found myself not as connected to the storyline as well. Additionally, the pacing moved at a slow speed. There seemed to be more dialect than action. However, as I did say, I did like this book.
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About the AuthorJohn Reid is the creator of the DCI Steve Burt series of thriller and suspense crime fiction at its very best. Retirement has given John the time to fulfil his passion for writing, creating the mystery series through his unique creative process. Each main character is fully developed at the beginning of the writing process, with the part they play in each journey evolving organically within the confines of the underlying plot line. This freedom and flexibility creates inventive and compelling story telling that keeps the reader intrigued throughout. John was born in Scotland and, after serving in the Army, embarked on a career in industry. He has worked in several different sectors in senior roles and was latterly CEO of a large international data capture company. He retired for the first time in 1995 to take on a consultancy designed to help new businesses become established. In 2018 he finally retired from business life to become a full-time author. John lives in Scotland and Portugal with his wife, and they have two grown-up sons. http://rrbooktours.com Reads & Reels (Spotlight) http://readsandreels.com @sleeping.bookish (Review) https://www.instagram.com/sleeping.bookish/ Rambling Mads (Review) http://ramblingmads.com Latisha’s Low-Key Life (Spotlight) https://latishaslowkeylife.com/
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