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Blog Tour: The Blood Tide – Neil Lancaster

You get away with murder.
In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman vanishes without trace. His remains are never found.

You make people disappear.
A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max Craigie uncovers evidence that links both victims. But if he can’t find out what cost them their lives, it won’t be long before more bodies turn up at the morgue…

You come back for revenge.
Soon cracks start to appear in the investigation, and Max’s past hurtles back to haunt him. When his loved ones are threatened, he faces a terrifying choice: let the only man he ever feared walk free, or watch his closest friend die…

My thoughts: following straight on from the events of Dead Man’s Grave, Max and his team are thrown into a new case, investigating several suspicious suicides, a missing person and the murder of two drug dealers. Someone has inside knowledge and the team need to find them, fast. Tam Hardie is also still around, brooding in his prison cell, planning revenge on Max.

A lot happens, and quickly, as the team find more corruption inside the forces meant to keep people safe – this time the NCA, not Police Scotland, and then some. There’s a lot of tracking phone calls and data triangulation – which isn’t the most exciting thing to read about and I’m a bit like Ross – give it to me in the simplest of terms! Thankfully they’ve recruited Norma, a genius tech handler from the NCA to help out and for a doughnut she’ll break it down.

The ending was very satisfying and tied off some plots nicely, wiping the board clean for book three.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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