Publisher : Penguin
Available in ebook, paperback and audiobook (23 January 2020)
Source: Copy for review provided by publisher
ABOUT THE BOOK
The first girl came back. The next might not be so lucky.
History doesn’t repeat itself. Does it?
A distressed teenage girl is found on the outskirts of Oxford. The story she tells is terrifying: grabbed off the street, a plastic bag forced over her head, then driven somewhere remote and subjected to an assault.
DI Adam Fawley is doing the best he can to investigate, but the teenager refuses to press charges. All he can do is try to ignore the sickening feeling he’s seen something like this before…
But when another girl goes missing, Fawley knows his time is running out.
Because if he ignores the past any longer, this girl may not be coming back.
The story begins with a girl seemingly being abducted and subjected to a nasty attack. Luckily for her she is able to escape her attacker before encountering any serious harm. For her own reasons, she doesn’t want to co-operate with any investigation and just wants to forget it. Unfortunately when another young girl goes missing soon afterwards, this attack must be investigated further, especially as there could be links to a past case.
This is the fourth book in the series which has become one of my favourites. Here, in All the Rage, the format follows the same as the previous books with the inclusion of emails, court and interview transcripts, social media posts, all of which bring the reader fully into the story. DI Adam Fawley’s team are reassuringly familiar too – Everett, Somer, Gislingham, and the often obnoxious Quinn, but with the addition this time of DC Asanti, the new guy who needs to make his mark.
Alongside the team’s investigation of the missing girl, the focus is very much on Fawley for a change – both in his professional and personal life. Fawley is very much under pressure when events from the past impact on his investigation and he needs the support of his team. With multiple narrators, from Fawley’s own voice to the third person POVs of others, more of each character’s personality and relationships are revealed with each book and although each one could be read on its own, unless you follow the series you are missing out on character development, which for me, is one of the things that makes this series so good.
As you would expect, nothing is straightforward with this case, there are dead ends and twists and turns as well as some shocking revelations. The plot is quite complex and fast paced and for most of the time I had no idea where it would end up. All the Rage is a suspenseful and intense read and another recommended addition to the series.
I am now eagerly awaiting book 5!
My thanks to Ellie of Penguin for the tour invitation and for providing the copy for review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m lucky enough to live in the city I write about. Oxford will be familiar to crime fans across the whole world because of the fabulous Morse novels and TV, but my version of the town is a long way from the beautiful ivy-clad colleges. A much edgier place where the crimes are darker and closer to home.
I’ve always been a voracious reader and viewer of crime – I’ve learned so much from the outstanding writing that we now see on crime TV like Line of Duty or Broadchurch, and I’ve tried to recreate the experience of watching series like that for my readers. I love true crime TV as well – my husband used to tease me about it but now just nods sagely and says ‘research’ !
What else about me? I have pet cats who do their best to distract me whenever I get close to a keyboard (if you have cats, you’ll know), I love travelling, spending time with friends, and I have never knowingly turned down a glass of champagne….
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