END GAME by Charlie Gallagher
THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.
Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.
Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.
But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?
One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS
“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie
“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins
“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns
“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah
“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.
This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME
This has been my first dance with Charlie Gallagher and it certainly won’t be my last, End Game is the last in the series of the Langthorne Police Series, which I think is a shame as there is certainly a possibility for the series to advance further. I will be looking to read the first three books as soon as possible as to not feel that I missed something, therefore it would be recommended to read the series in order.
George Elms has spent the last two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, on acquittal George returns to his position in the police force to assist in capturing the cop killer Kane Forley. How far will the investigation go and what consequences will George and his family suffer. Why is Kane so intent on taking everything George has and more. The investigation tests George’s boundaries, how far will he go to apprehend Kane and who will he take down with him.
End Game moves at a swift pace, there is a definite plotline which is fairly easily to follow, even with no knowledge of the characters. I managed to pick up snippets of backstory which helped piece parts together and helped me to understand who the main characters were and how they ticked. I empathised with George and the situation he found himself in it was a tragic circumstance where he found the best place for himself was prison to the detriment of his family and friends who knew him. I also found George to be quite a gentle soul with a rough exterior which drew me into liking him.
End Game is a book which will drag you from beginning to end, unravelling the web of lies until the dramatic conclusion, leaving you asking the inevitable question of Why?
Thank you to Joffe Books, Charlie Gallagher and Jill Burkinshaw for the opportunity to read and review an advanced readers copy of End Game, in exchange for an honest review.