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)|
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|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews
Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island.
When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not as simple as it appears.
As the body count rises, Ryan is caught up in a wild goose chase and it looks like he may have to revisit his previous case despite the official police reports stating that The Circle has disband ...more
Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross
Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap.
I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my review for Holy Island here.
About the book: (via Goodreads)
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 ...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
I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3).
Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap.
DCI Ryan is the most intriguing character and I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with him and his team again.
When the 10 year old remains of a young woman are found at Sycamore Gap DCI Ryan and his team are faced with the challenge of finding out who h ...more
Uncomfortable 'romantic' scenes peppered throughout. Really unnecessary.
Main character is the weirdest mix of a chauvinistic, judgemental male detective with dodgy come on lines who seemingly exhibits the emotions and thoughts of a woman. Very unsettling.
Hated the 1st book, was really hoping the second would grow on me, but I think I hate it even more. I can't even face the 3rd. Wishing I had not bought 3 on the basis of the remarkable 5 * ratings I read ...more
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
Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happened previously - but why deprive yourself of the first book?!
DCI Ryan is tasked with a murder investigation when skeletal remains are discovered amongst the stones of Hadrian's Wall at Sycamore Gap which is a quie ...more
SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than 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 Rom ...more