Today I’m on the blog tour for the second book in the Carl Sant Murder Mysteries – Chloe: Never Forget by Dan Laughey….
An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.
A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front.
Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all – before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.
After reading Book 1, I was happy to be able to read this to find out what happens!! (My review for book 1 Chloe: Lost Girl is here)
We’re back with DI Sant as he continues on his search for Chloe Lee, the original case of a missing girl and tries to solve the murders which have been taking place which, he is sure, are linked….
Although his superiors keep warning him off, Sant is determined to find out what the link is and questions numerous people – whilst finding more murder victims. But is Chloe still out there? Will he find her in time? And we will find out what the link is?
PC Tanner, who was involved in the original shooting in 1984 (the event that Sant believes is the link) is still alive and recovering his memories. Will he be able to help? Will he remember who the shooter was? And what impact will it have?
I was completely sucked in to this and didn’t want to put it down. All the events from book one are starting to come together and we’re discovering more and more of the secrets which have been hidden. I was desperate to finally find out if I was right in my thinking and if justice would be served.
I love Sant and love the fact that he goes against his superiors because he KNOWS there is more to it – even though he could be risking his job. But he doesn’t give up!
I was delighted, and shocked by the ending and hope they’ll be a book 3!!
about the author
Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.
Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.
His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.
He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.
All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardianand The Daily Telegraph.
tour hosted by
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour and to Dan and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
Have a wonderful day my lovelies – not long till the weekend!