Posts Tagged ‘Game Point’


Published: 11 April 2017

Copy provided by Bloodhound Books


DCI Bennett faces the most harrowing case of his career. A psychopath, who escaped capture, is hell bent on revenge and executes a series of events that will not only impact on Bennett physically, but will have emotional and professional consequences.         

A body is found with its fingers amputated, then an investigative journalist, embroiled in the pornography and drugs scene, is murdered.

Bennett’s team is faced with some baffling evidence. Hatpins and bicycle spokes become pivotal to the inquiry but the police struggle to connect the evidence.

It is only when a Detective Sergeant from the team is kidnapped that Bennett realises that he is the true target.

My Thoughts & Review:

I have to admit that this is actually the first book by Malcolm Hollingdrake that I’ve read, there are several on my kindle eagerly waiting to be read but I’ve not managed to get to them yet, so starting this book I had no idea what I was letting myself in for.  But sometimes that’s a good thing, going into a book with no preconceived notions about the writer, their characters etc.

“Game Point” is actually book four in the series to feature DCI Bennett, but I found that I could follow this without having read the previous books.  I enjoyed the way the plot pulled me in and kept me reading on, this was one of those books that when you read it the rest of the world fades to background noise.  This was a fast paced read, so incredibly gripping, and very well written.  The characters were interesting and felt well developed, each of Bennett’s team actively participating in the investigation when one of their own was kidnapped.
I seem to have developed a soft spot for Bennett, there’s something loveable about him that makes him endearing to readers.

The case that the team work on is fantastic, an escaped psychopath who is fixated on revenge sets in motion a chain of events that has far reaching consequences for Bennett, both professionally and personally.
It’s quite hard to not give spoilers for this book, there are so many parts I want to point out so that I can rave about them and say how well they were written etc. but that’s not fair for other readers.

I think based on this book I’ll be going back to the previous three and catching up with DCI Bennett, the style of writing appealed to me, the plotting was superb and the characters were brilliant!

You can buy a copy of “Game Point” via Amazon here.

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to read this book and participate in the blog tour.

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