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Dying Inside (DI Nick Dixon Crime Book 11) Kindle Edition
In this thriller from the bestselling DI Nick Dixon crime series, a brutal murder looks like a gangland execution... until the next body is found.
Newly promoted DCI Nick Dixon is stuck behind a desk when the peace of the Somerset countryside is shattered by a spate of sheep killings. Dixon recognises a sinister pattern: the animals have all been slaughtered with a crossbow, the power increasing with each kill. It seems whoever is responsible is practising, but for what?
Then the owner of a yacht that capsized on a suspected drug run is found dead, pinned to a tree by four crossbow bolts. Convinced that the killing is a gangland execution, the organised crime unit take over the investigation.
Dixon is sure the motive lies elsewhere, but is forced to watch from the sidelines—until another body is found.
Leading a major investigation team at Avon and Somerset Police headquarters, and with internal politics threatening to thwart him at every turn, Dixon must find the murderer before he kills again. And again…
About the Author
Damien Boyd is a solicitor by training and draws on his extensive experience of criminal law, along with a spell in the Crown Prosecution Service, to write fast-paced crime thrillers featuring Detective Inspector Nick Dixon.
- ASIN : B08P1J8JD4
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (22 June 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 3627 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 351 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 7,391 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What did I like? Jane and Nick remain a happy couple with no dramas. For all you fans of DI Nick Dixon, you will enjoy reconnecting. It's just not a consuming read. Lock Downs are killing all creative mojo’s.
In addition I was a prison officer at the prison where some of the characterization were based. All this local knowledge makes for an extra enjoyable read and I am sure you will have pleasure in reading not only this particular book but also all the others ones by this author
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I found this book easier to get in to than some of his previous ones, that may be because I had more time on my hands to read without really putting it down. Again the research that has gone in to the book shows through. I thoroughly recommend this book to all fans of crime thrillers, it's not overly gory unlike some authors but tense enough to keep me hooked. Now looking forward to book #12.
It was a great story, the writing as always was excellent, the pace was superb, it was a real page turner. The case was intriguing and kept me guessing; the characters (as always) were well drawn and defined and the description of the areas was, as always, a joy to read and I felt as if I were there.
One of the real high points for me was the author's return to the book being mainly about the case with very little non-case related and non-Nick related stuff. The last few books I felt have been let down by all the non-case related things. Of course having personal stuff as well as case related stuff is important, but for me the last few books have been far too non-case-related heavy. I like Jane and I love Nick and Jane's relationship and it's good to see how that is developing and growing and Nick's diabetes is an important part of the stories. And of course Monty is the star and its always wonderful to have him around.
However, I felt that when we got into Jane's being adopted and all the stuff related to that and then Lucy's appearance, the books started to fall off a little for me. I felt there was far too much focus on these non-case related things. And I'm sorry to say, I simply don't care for Lucy at all.
This book, I felt, got the balance right (just as the early books did). Lucy was mentioned but that was pretty much all. And whilst of course we had more development in Nick and Jane's relationship, it was about them, it wasn't past-heavy.
I do hope Damien Boyd continues in this way and I am already looking forward to the next book.