Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist. A bestseller with over 50,000 downloads and going strong.
A MAN COPES ANY WAY HE CAN AFTER KILLING HIS ONLY SON.
His team believes he's calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They're all right.
Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.
Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.
From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into.
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About the Author
If I had three wishes, one would be to live in Cabot Cove, Maine -- if it existed. Not that my reading tastes run exclusively to cozies (like Christie, Allingham, Sayers and many others). I'm also drawn like a magnet to the psychological traditional detective mystery writers: my mentor (who I took a master class with) Elizabeth George.PD James, Colin Dexter, Louise Penny, Henning Mankell, Ann Cleves, Carolyn Graham (original Midsomer murder novels) and too many others to list.
It is such a joy to finally write what I love... mysteries. And you the readers are making my second wish come true.
As to the third, I'm going to leave that open... because life is magical.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love a good convoluted mystery and this is indeed one. You won't see what's coming next. A great read overall.
An enjoyable read.. Just when I thought I knew where this was going ..... a new twist was added....Keeps the readers mind active... Looking forward to the next new read....
His Hand in the Storm by Ritu Seth Inspector Gray Mystery #1 Chief Inspector Gray James is an intriguing character who after having suffered the loss of his son and being abandoned by his wife has focused his life on solving one murder case after another. He sculpts to keep himself grounded and pretty much lives day to day without really living or perhaps feeling...if that makes sense. It takes awhile to find out Gray’s backstory and I think there is still more to learn as the series continues. My main feeling was that Gray was like a weaver trying to untangle strands of thread before being able to weave the strands together into the fabric that would explain the murders taking place in this story. This book is for a reader who wants to be made to think and feel and care and try to figure out the mysteries that will solve the murder(s) that are taking place. This book made me feel for Gray and for Vivienne who works with him and for more than one other character that ended up with a raw deal in life. I really want to find out what happens next and hope that some good things will come to a few of the people I came to care about while reading about their lives. Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I like to read the next book when it comes out? Definitely Thank you to the author who bequeathed me a copy of her book through NetGalley – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Meet Chief Inspector Gray James. He is a mixture of calm, obsessiveness, and the ladies like that he is extremely good looking.. The reader will learn that he carries a burden, which is slowly revealed. He is called in to investigate a faceless corpse found hanging by the river. And this won't be the only body that falls. Someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup. These cases are going to test him.... he will risk his life .... and his inner peace will be shattered. This is a well-written page turning crime fiction. Hits all the marks for me .... the story premise is excellent, the characters are finely drawn and credible. Gray is a fascinating man, he has issues, but strives to face them head on. The emotional involvement with his junior detective is real and adds a lot of depth to the story. All in all, a very satisfying read. Many thanks to the author and Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Could not put it down, but needs someonr to edit the errors. Lml