Never say goodbye – Richard Jay Parker

Detective Tom Fabian must follow a sinister map of murders through the city – but where does it lead? And who is next?

Detective Tom Fabian – forty-three and divorced – has fallen on hard times. Since catching infamous killer Christopher Wisher two years ago, his record has been less than stellar. The word around the department is that his days are numbered – and he can already feel the pressure from aggressive younger talent.

So when Tom is put on a dead-in-the-water investigation into a series of seemingly random stabbings, it feels like the beginning of the end. But there’s something the others haven’t noticed: all of the victims’ surnames are city streets. The killer is tracing a sinister map of murder through the capital – but where does it lead, and who is next? Can Tom catch the killer before more innocents are targeted?




My review

Sometimes your brain makes the wrong conclusion. This can take you on a very dark path…

This story was so fast paced that I was expecting to get a ticket for speeding any minute. I really like it that way. It felt like an invisible hand popped out of the book, picked me up by the collar and immersed me into it.

it was simply unputdownable and when you thought it was all over, the epilogue makes the little hairs on your neck stand on end … 5 stars

Thank you, Richard Parker, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

Richard Parker is an ex TV script writer, script editor and producer who now writes dark, stand alone thrillers. His first novel, Stop Me, was nominated for a Dagger Award.  The movie rights to his second, Scare Me, have been bought by Hollywood studio Relativity Media with screenplay completed by Wentworth ‘PRISON BREAK’ Miller and his third, Stalk Me, rode high in the US and UK Amazon charts