Cruel Justice (Justice series, #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book one in the best-selling Justice series.

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.

After a third murder, ...

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Cruel Justice (Justice series, #1)

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Overview

Book one in the best-selling Justice series.

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.

Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016634388
  • Publisher: M A Comley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Series: Justice series , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 14,638
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Posted September 9, 2012

    I am so excited to have such a great new detective series to fol

    I am so excited to have such a great new detective series to follow. DI Lorne Simpkins is a wonderful character to read. She is fiesty and tears into her work with gusto, not wanting to stop until she gets the bad "arse." Her partner, Pete, is the perfect counterpart to her and they make a wonderful combo. Lorne has some flaws, which only gives her characters more depth and realism. As a workaholic in a stressful job, she is trying to balance family life but still keep street crime under control. There is such a wonderful balance between these two separate storylines and it only adds to the character development. You end up feeling like you have known these people for years. That is such a hard thing to accomplish for a writer, and this just makes a reader not able to put down this book until the very last scene. Just when you think you know where this book is heading, it takes an about turn, something I think Comley must enjoy doing to her readers. She obviously likes to keep us on the edge of our seats! I am so excited there are 3 more Justice books available because Lorne Simpkins is someone I want to read a lot more about.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    My first book by a British author, and I loved it. Once I got pa

    My first book by a British author, and I loved it. Once I got past the differences in spelling, I found the differences in American Law Enforcement and British Law Enforcement fascinating.  Add to that great characters and an action packed thriller; and I couldn't put it down. 
    I would compare DI Lorne Simpkins to James Patterson's Alex Cross. A wonderful character I look forward to following through many more adventures.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

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    Gritty and intense! This is the first book of the Justice Series

    Gritty and intense! This is the first book of the Justice Series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a fan of British Crime shows such as MI-5, so this was right up my alley. DI Lorne Simpkins is tough and hard-edged, but she's perfect for the part. The pace is fast, the action is intense. I'm looking forward to reading this series.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Very intense, about 250 pages

    This a very violent, almost sickening so, novel. It has about 250 pages. It us a murder mystery and all actions are extremely descriptive. I will tell you a bit about the prolog and you can decide if you want to read to this book from that and I wont be giving anything away. This is an across the pond mystery. There is a lot of English slang and grammer. The editing is okay. This novel starts out with a kidnapped woman, being tortured. She is in an underground room, being attended to by a man and woman. She is starving, being denied food and water. She is forced to eat her own excrement, then beaten to death, her head is removed with a hand saw. The details are pretty explicit. Before she dies, she dies, she asks what she has done, but is not told, her questions, cause her captors to become enraged. This noir mystery is very violent and I found it disturbing. It made me nervous and nauseous at times. There are a lot of adult themes. It is well edited and written. The main characters are hard and inured against the horrors they must deal with every day. This is a very intense read. For adults, ages 18 and up. This English/British novel is not chick lit. It is more rooster lit.

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    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Was like a Criminal Minds episode

    I LOVED it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    great reading

    Can't wait for the 2nd book to come out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    Read the "JUSTICE" series. WOW!!! Loved it!!!

    Read the "JUSTICE" series. WOW!!! Loved it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Loved it

    I loved it and i just purchased imperial justice..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    OK read.

    This is the first book in the series so I will give it a little slack. The plot was a little tedious and predictable. This book could have benefitted from some very tight editing. Lots of typos. Will read the nextbook in the series before giving up on this author.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Great read

    Loved the suspence around every corner!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great read

    This book was captivating one of those you can't put down. I will definately read the next book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I really enjoyed this series, just waiting for the next book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2014

    I have now read all 7 of the Justice series, I am starting numbe

    I have now read all 7 of the Justice series, I am starting number 8. I found it very interesting reading, this was the first time reading a British author.


    I as I was reading it was like I was there, I could see what the author was talking about. By the time I was finished the first book I was looking for the others. I enjoyed Di Lorne Simpkins character very much she is a hard nose cop that know what has to be done and gets it done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Great read

    Easy to follow mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2013

    Great read

    This book was a very intense read. It was about a sadistic seriel killer. At some points of the book I was so frightendd I had to stop reading and take a break. Money well spent 600 pages of a well written story with a strong female lead character.. I can not wait to read the next one in the series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

    The main character doesn't always make the right decision. That

    The main character doesn't always make the right decision. That's what makes her so likable. Nice easygoing relationship with her work partner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

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    Meet DI Lorne Simpkins as she undertakes her worst case yet. A h

    Meet DI Lorne Simpkins as she undertakes her worst case yet. A headless body is discovered only for the head to be delivered later as a piece of a horrible puzzle that needs to be solved. As the body count rises, so do tensions in Lorne's personal life, as well as, those on the job. Will Lorne be able to get the job done and find this killer before her own life falls to pieces? Follow Lorne as she and her partner Pete Childs follow the clues realizing that sometimes justice can be cruel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Good read

    I really enjoyed reading this book - got the next books in this series all ready bought and have started on #2. Hard to put down once you start.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Great read

    Totally enjoyed. I wait to read next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Well-written but gruesome

    I gave this book 4 stars because it's really well-written, the characters are developed, and the plot is ok. The problem for me was (and you'll see this in the first few pages of the book) it is incredibly graphic and gruesome. I kept reading it, however, because I wanted to see what else the book had to offer. And it wasn't a bad read, really. Just not for me, I guess. It is more in the genre of "horror mysteries" if there is such a thing. Not horror as in "occult", but as in the atrocities committed by people against one another. More like a true crime book, in my opinion. And I tend to not read those because I find them depressing and nightmarish. I saw the synopses of the next few books in the series, and, again, the plots looked pretty good, but...the heroine doesn't appeal to me. I don't mind a flawed heroine but this woman just messes things up in her personal life so much that I didn't really like her. So, while it's not for me, you might enjoy it.

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