Blog Tour: The Burning Men by Will Shindler Ellen’s Review

Hi all,

Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for The Burning Men by Will Shindler and I’ll be sharing her review with you.

About the author:

Will Shindler has been a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and BredThe Billand Doctors. His time on these leading prime time dramas has given him a rich grounding in authentic police procedure, powerful character development and gripping narratives. He currently combines reading the news on BBC Radio London with writing crime novels and has previously worked as a television presenter for HTV, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics. The Burning Men is his first novel.

About the book:

When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window.

They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again.

Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn . . .

DI Alex Finn and his new partner DC Mattie Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but they need to discover who is behind these killings before the next man faces the fire.

Click the link below to order your copy:

The Burning Men by Will Shindler

Ellen’s Review:

The Burning Men is the first in the DI Alex Finn series and is a great debut. If you are a fan of police procedurals then this book is perfect for you!

Five years ago a team of fire fighters ran into a burning development after seeing a figure that has been spotted in a window. They emerge from the building without a body, within months they all quit the fire service with an agreement to never speak to each other again.

Five years later one of them is burned alive at his own wedding and further deaths soon happen. Something happened in that building and someone is determined to make them pay for what the team did.

The Burning Men is quite a graphic read in places but I didn’t have an issue with that personally and was quite fascinated by the details. Personally I found that the story plodded along in some parts but I did love the relationship between recently bereaved DI Alex Finn and his new partner DC Mattie Paulson. I look forward to seeing how their working relationship develops and more being revealed about both their pasts.

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