THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable. Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland....
|Title||:||Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Url Type||:||Home » Sycamore » Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)|
Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews
Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read
Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structured and gripping. A real page turner from page one to the last page. A must read book that leaves you with a tease at the end. I am now looking forward to the next book.
5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust.
I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan.
I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I think? Whoops!).
There is a dark mixture of crime, obsession and history, with a creepy old cult of the rich and powerful thrown in for good measure. And it's a fantastic cocktail, the perfect recipe, because I just can't get ...more
Enthralling! L.J. Ross’ Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin’s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horrific personal memories, a murderer who he would like to kill, and suspicions about department for which he passionately works. Dr. Anna Taylor faces fear, anger, and happiness, but will she become another target? Ryan r ...more
This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read.
This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanting to move there. If anything I thought that at least house prices would be cheap with such a high death rate!
Ryan is just starting to move on with his life with a little help from the lovely Anna. Unfortunately when a ...more
Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is she, how did she die, why and who the hell commited the murder and is it someone local.
Soon Ryan is getting close, and his life is in danger, from a ruthless killer, who will stop at nothing to stop him from disc ...more
The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up in the North East of England my heart still resides there, and this series transports me back to so many familiar locations. As a teenager I enjoyed many school hiking trips around the area of Hadrian's Wall, and fe ...more
Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island.
The satanic sect known as The Circle takes centre stage once again. What Ryan thought was over - isn't. The nightmare for Ryan was seeing his sister brutally murdered on Holy Island, the perpetrator finally brought to justice. But it doesn't end there as Rya ...more