Book Title: The Chosen Ones (DC IanBradshaw #4)
Author name: Howard Linskey
Date of Release: 14 06 2018
The Review by Raminta – The Book Inspector
Police detective Ian Bradshaw is assigned a case where it is believed that five women are missing. He calls two journalists, Tom and Helen, to help him solve this case. I liked that the author doesn’t leave these cases only tothe police but also involves other people to help. I think, that there is no single main character in this book, Ian, Tom and Helen are equally important in this novel. I loved that this book is told from multiple perspectives, allowing to understand the characters and to have a glimpse into different minds and lives. Even though it is told by multiple people, the mystery and suspense were well kept throughout the book. I don’t think I could single out my favourite character; I think they all have intriguingpersonalities, and I quickly warmed up to all the importantcharacters in this book.
The narrative is well developed in this novel. There is more than one investigation happening, and I think that this made the whole book even richer and more absorbing. I liked all the twists and turns this storyoffered, and I be-lieve, the author knows how to sidetrack the reader. Thenarrative kept changing continuously, depending on the character, that iswhy this book was a real page turner for me.
The writing style was very creative, but at the same time enjoyable and easy to read. Chapters are well constructed and have adecent length, so for me, the pages just flew by. This book is fourth in the series, and it carries more information from the previous books, and I wish I read them before this one, however, I could understand what was going on. So, you can read it as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the previous books first. I liked the way this book ended; it answered all my questions and gave a glimpse of what to come in the next book which I will look out for.
So, to conclude, this book is dark, claustrophobic, and very gripping, filled with well-developed characters, absorbing plot and plenty of twists. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you will try it and will like it as much as I did.