The Calling

The Calling

[a DC Goodhew Novel]

Book - 2011
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The icy rain sprayed across the lake in shards of sharp splinters. Kaye's skin smarted and dribbles of water slid inside her clothes. She was gagged and bound. And the only person who knew where to find her wasn't coming back...

Fifty miles away in Cambridge town centre a deeply disturbed young woman is standing by a payphone. She knows she often feels compelled to do harmful things and is driven by a desire to make a call.

DC Gary Goodhew is one of the detectives assigned to find Kaye and when her body is discovered the only clue to the potential murderer is a woman's voice on his answerphone saying, 'Kaye isn't the first and won't be the last...'

Praise for Cambridge Blue:

'You are pulled relentlessly in as Bruce racks up the tension. Menacing and insidious, this is a great novel.' R J Ellory

'An exciting debut from a very promising new talent.' Paul Johnston

'A fast-paced gritty tale guaranteed to have you hooked from beginning to end.' Cambridgeshire Pride

'Meaty and deeply plotted.' Morning Star

'DC Gary Goodhew could just develop into a worthy succesor to those venerables of the police procedural now drawing their pensions.' Tribune

'A gripping tale of murder and mystery.' Cambridge Style

Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, c2011.
ISBN: 9781849012041
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BRU
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 23 cm.


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Nov 27, 2016

This is the 3rd book in the author's DC Gary Goodhew series. The plot is good with rising tension even though the author lets readers know who the murderer is. The point is if Goodhew can prove the suspect was responsible for the deaths of the women. Several are found dead before there is a lead and six months later the detective has the foolproof evidence against his suspect. The author lets readers know the passing of time by using dates as the chapter headings. This book has more graphic sex than the first book as the murders have to do with the suspect's treatment of his girlfriends. I read the first and the third book in the series with no noticeable gaps in Gary's work and personal relationships - the usual places for continuation threads between novels in a series. Probably, then, the books don't need to be read in order as the atuhor's focus seems to be in solving the crime rather than character development of her main detective. I can see myself reading all of the Gary Goodhew books by Bruce that this library system offers.

Mar 28, 2013

This author continues to be a favourite of mine. I'm glad I started at the beginning of the series, but this is not necessary. First book in the series is Cambridge Blue.

Aug 13, 2012

3rd Det. Gary Goodhew, abducted women

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