DI Barton #5
When DI Barton is asked to investigate a seemingly innocuous fire that kills, he believes it’s either children fooling around or a worrying racially motivated crime.
As he delves deeper into the case, he soon realises that there is a history of similar blazes spread out over many years, all within a close area. And after an idea is suggested by pathologist Mortis, Barton suspects he has the arsonist’s motives wrong.
When a night worker comes forward with a tip, Barton narrows down the suspects. Yet all of them act suspiciously and he knows for sure that one or more of them are lying. And when a huge house blaze shocks everyone, Barton fears the killer has lost all control.
Who is The Fire Killer? What will be next to burn?
I did not know DI Barton and his team yet, so it was very nice indeed meeting them.
I loved the great relationship between Barton and his DS Zander. It’s clear they have known each other for quite some time and they work well together. They even seem to be able to read each other’s minds.
Even though DI Barton is away a lot, he has a wonderful connection with his family. They tease each other and they really have that warm feeling surrounding them.
As I said this is my first book in this series and it can easily be read as a stand alone. Of course you miss out on the backstory the author shares about the main characters, but the case itself was easy enough to follow.
It seems a bit straight forward when a witness comes forward. Not a lot of possible suspects or so it seems. But when our great duo starts digging they come up with a lot more than meets the eye .
Will they be able to catch this fire killer before they take to many victims? What is their story?
I thought this was a great story with some funny bits that made me smile and unfortunately also some real sad ones. I thoroughly enjoyed it. 5 stars
Thank you, Ross Greenwood and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of ten crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison oﬃcer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.
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