High Force (DCI Ryan 5) by L. J. Ross

Firstly, I want to wish LJ Ross a very happy publication day!😊

It’s hard to believe we’re onto book 5 of the series already!!! I was lucky enough to read this pre-publication so I’m sharing my review with you today!

*Many thanks to LJ Ross for my review copy*


About the book:

Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you…

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend?

There’s a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus. Ryan and his team must find The Hacker before he takes another life – but are they too late?

The clock is ticking…

Released today, click HERE to order your copy!!!

About the author:

L.J. Ross is the author of the international #1 bestselling series of  DCI Ryan mystery novels. Her debut, Holy Island, was released in January 2015 and reached number one in the Amazon Kindle UK bestsellers chart.

Its sequels, Sycamore Gap,  Heavenfield and Angel are also #1 bestsellers. The fifth book in the series, High Force, is scheduled for release towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.

The novels are all available to purchase in e-book, paperback and audiobook formats on the Amazon store. Holy Island is also available in German translation.

Louise was born in Northumberland, England.  She studied undergraduate and postgraduate Law at King’s College, University of London and studied abroad in Paris and Florence. She spent much of her working life in London, where she was a regulatory lawyer for a number of years until taking the decision to change career and pursue her dream to write.

Now, she writes full time and lives with her husband and son in Bath. She enjoys reading all manner of books, travelling and spending time with family and friends.


My thoughts:

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I’ve read and loved the DCI Ryan series, so I was thrilled when Louise said I could read an ARC of High Force. I had been eagerly awaiting book 5 since I closed the last page of Angel to be honest so it was a real treat to be able to get back into the series.

High Force picks up immediately after Angel finishes. I had told myself I’ll just read the first few pages and then I’ll come back to it… I had it finished the following day, it was UNPUTDOWNABLE. When you read series, if you enjoy them, you find yourself becoming invested in the characters. Well I do anyway, and the DCI Ryan series is no different. I just had to keep reading to find out what happened.

The Hacker is back, and this time it’s personal. After his escape from prison he is gunning for Ryan. To make things even worse, he has kidnapped one of Ryan’s detectives. What follows is possibly the most tense and action-packed installment in the series so far. I say so far because there has to be more!!! 😉😉😉

I don’t like doing plot summaries, as well you all know by now. What I will say though, is that High Force is definitely my favourite of all the DCI Ryan books, by a mile. It has an excellent plot, a twisted antagonist and a superb cast of characters. If you haven’t picked up these books by now, what are you waiting for?!

Highly, HIGHLY recommended!

Previous reviews for the DCI Ryan series:

Holy Island by LJ Ross

Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross

Heavenfield by LJ Ross
Angel by LJ Ross



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