Everyone understands about the no-go districts--areas of the city so overrun with gang violence even the police stay away. In this book, the first in a new series, DI Hero Nelson sets out to combat the issue.
When Saskia Hartley and her nine-year-old son are run down outside a restaurant, DI Nelson knows it is no ordinary hit-and-run incident. He's looking at a homicide case... and the evidence points to the brutal Krull Gang. When two prostitutes are murdered, but little interest is given to the women on the Krull's payroll, Nelson connects the dots.
DI Nelson has to decide whether he's dealing with a turf war or something far more sinister.
Having read and enjoyed all the Justice series novels written to date by M A Comley, I had to read ‘Torn Apart’, the first in her new Hero series. I had the feeling that this was going to be another great read and in fact by the end I was not disappointed.
‘Torn Apart’ is a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller full of twists and turns that makes you turn the pages at a staggering speed to see what will happen next. The principal characters in this novel are DI Hero Nelson and his partner DS Julie Shaw who at the beginning of the novel are called at the scene of an apparent hit and run incident in which a woman and her young son lose their lives.
As the investigation starts, it becomes clear that this was no accident at all but the deed of a vicious gang. A gang which even the police seem to be scared of and avoid - the baddies in this novel are really bad!
Whilst fighting his personal life demons, Hero, together with his close-knit team of detectives is determined to seek justice for the victims at all costs. However, as the body count increases, this will prove to be easier said than done.
The last quarter of the book is the most intense and I must say that I did not see the clever ending coming. It really caught me by surprise.
I really had a great time reading this novel and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a well-written, gripping thriller. Now, I can't wait until the author writes the next instalment in the series.