Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 19 November 2021
Latest crime thriller by prolific author Joy Ellis is the seventh in the Jackman and Evans series and not one encountered previously. This time, the detectives are on the hunt for a burglar who only steals photographs. A classic police procedural albeit a cosy crime novel. As the investigation unfolds, the bodies begin to mount yet the clues seem to lead nowhere. Overall, a leisurely paced gentle crime venture with a three-star rating. Whilst the crime element deserved a higher rating, the seemingly unnecessary distraction of the mundane lives of the crime team lessened its appeal – swathes of them sleeping or gathering for meals added little gravitas to the mystery. However, fans of the series will enjoy this latest instalment. With thanks to Joffe Books and the author, for an uncorrected advanced review copy for review purposes. As always, the opinions herein are totally my own and are made without fear or favour.
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