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|
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Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews
This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one.
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.
This book is better than HOLY ISLAND, but still has problems because of the characters. Ryan's arrogance is barely under control, but I really like Phillips. Still, I wish their two romance stories did not figure so prominently in these books. Also, I am not fond of the continuing of the storyline about the Circle. I find it rather irritating that there is no final resolution, just more about these mysterious people who seem to be in control. If Ryan is so smart, why is he so blind about Gregson ...more
What do the centuries old Hadrian’s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel the interlocking puzzles of two murders: The skeleton of a young woman is found hidden within the old Roman wall; apparently it has been interred there for ten years. Soon thereafter, another young woman’s body is fou ...more
A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister’s killer, but how? He’s in prison.
LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes.
DCI Ryan and his now girlfriend, Anna, were introduced to us in Holy Island: A DCI Ryan Mystery. Both books are self-contained mysteries (in case you stumble on the second one first), but it’s satisfying to watch the character ...more
DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton.
It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. Ryan is going to have to face his own past to discover who killed her and more importantly, why.
As much as I enjoyed the first book, I think I like this one even better. Maybe it's because the characters were so well wr ...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
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