Cruel Justice

Cruel Justice

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by Mel Comley
     
 

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The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned to the case. A few days later another victim, this time a young girl, is discovered. Who could the killer be and what's the connection between the two victims?

Then after a third murder, the killer

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The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned to the case. A few days later another victim, this time a young girl, is discovered. Who could the killer be and what's the connection between the two victims?

Then after a third murder, the killer contacts Lorne with a grisly surprise. It looks like Lorne has a serial killer on her hands - and one that has become fixated on her. As she tries to solve the crimes, Lorne is also coping with a failing marriage and new, unsympathetic boss with whom she has a secret past. Then, as she begins to despair at the lack of clues, help arrives from an unlikely source.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908603609
Publisher:
Feedaread.com
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Cruel Justice 4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
LindaSPrather More than 1 year ago
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.
MaryEOS More than 1 year ago
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.
Donna_Fasano More than 1 year ago
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.
no741852 More than 1 year ago
I stopped reading this book when came upon the first (?) graphic sex scene. I wanted a good mystery. This appears to be pornography. If you like that sort of genre, this is your book.
BSF More than 1 year ago
Read the "JUSTICE" series. WOW!!! Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book
ImissMJ More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the 2nd book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it and i just purchased imperial justice..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the suspence around every corner!!
Weezy61 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to follow mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
kyohin More than 1 year ago
The main character doesn't always make the right decision. That's what makes her so likable. Nice easygoing relationship with her work partner.
LisaTortorello More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was captivating one of those you can't put down. I will definately read the next book
spencer78 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series, just waiting for the next book.
ronnies4 7 days ago
Great mystery story. It did have a few descriptive torture scenes, but, in general, a good book.
Anonymous 11 days ago
This book was very enjoyable and entertaining throughuot. I was kept turning the pages to the end
Anonymous 7 months ago
Attention keeping plot that made me want to read for hours. I fll in love with all of the characters and their stories.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed reading this first book in the "Justice" series, very much. The characters were colorful and believeable. The plot was great and thickened with every turn of the page. It was suspenseful and very well written. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great and suspenful, really enjoyed the 600 page book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago