Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for Endgame By Daniel Cole and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Trapeze and Net Galley for the review copy.
Release date: 08 08 2019
Price*: Kindle £1.99 (GBP)/ Hardback £16.99 (GBP)
Kindle $2.40 (USD)/ Hardback $17.63 (USD)
Pages: ~ 352
My rating: 8/10
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What I learned from this book: Money runs peoples lives, no matter how honest you are.
Description of the book: A locked room. A dead body. A secret that went to the grave.
When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure.
Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?
But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well…
How this book made me feel: Out of all three books in the series, I think this one was the least exciting one, but very surprising and intriguing nevertheless.
The Wolf is BACK! I did miss him, Baxter on her own, doesn’t have the same effect as when she is with Wolf. Their relationship is truly strange but special. 😀 Most of the beloved characters are brought back to this part of the series and I am very happy to see them back. The characters, like always are diverse, intriguing, funny and true personalities. The plot is told from multiple perspectives and I absolutely loved to read the thoughts of my favourite characters.
The narrative of this book was intriguing, but I missed the mystery and suspense. It was quite obvious of what was going on and who the culprit was, however, the relationships between the characters, that was the core of this book. The author threw in quite a few turns and pleasant surprises to stair the matters up, and I really liked it. The plot itself branches out to different storylines, the ones happening at present, and the ones that happened years ago when Fin was still alive. This book can’t be read as a stand-alone, it references many events from the previous books, and if you read it without reading the previous ones, or out of order, it will be harder to understand what is going on. (Trust me on this, I was reading them out of order, and it was a big mistake.)
The author stays true to the spirit and great writing in this book as well, his sarcasm and banter is a true pleasure to read. The setting of this book doesn’t change much and is mostly set in London. The chapters have a very decent length and the pages just flew by. I really loved the ending of this book, it was very deserved and rounded up this series incredibly well.
So, to conclude, it was a very well written conclusion of the series, that brought back the beloved characters, that are flawed, complex and still full of surprises. And the plot that was fresh and different from the previous book, but absorbing nevertheless. If you never read the Ragdoll series, you MUST do it. Daniel Cole created the characters, that will stay with me for life, and his writing style kept me hooked throughout all the books. Do give this series a go, and I hope you will love it as much as I did. Enjoy! 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing instead.
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