A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home. The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to a break-in, but why has nothing been taken?
For DCI Matilda Darke, this is the perfect chance to prove her newly formed Murder Investigation Team are up to the task. Matilda suspects the clue to finding the killer lies in Iain’s past, but she’s about to discover how dark that past really is…
The Fallen was released today and you can get your copy by clicking HERE
Having read and loved For Reasons Unknown and Outside Looking In, I was delighted to hear that Michael Wood was releasing a short story in time for Christmas.
The Fallen is only 85 pages, but it certainly packs in a decent story. We are with newly minted DCI Matilda Darke in Sheffield, where she is tasked with investigating the murder of Iain Kilbride who was found dead in his flat.
What follows is surprisingly gripping for something so short. I started and finished it this morning as I just wanted to know what happened!
I really enjoyed catching up with Matilda. It was very odd to read about her as a happy character though, she is far from that in previous novels but obviously with good reason. The dynamic between her and her husband James is really well written. Even better though, is her banter with Adele, who is also in the first two books.
The Fallen was a perfect interval for fans of Michael Wood. Especially those fans who are waiting for the next instalment in the DCI Matilda Darke series, A Room Full of Killers, which is out next year. I thoroughly enjoyed it, not least because a certain character makes a fleeting appearance and it made me smile!
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