✨️Apologies to the author and R&R Book Tours. This was supposed to go live yesterday, but occasionally, I lose my brain somewhere.✨️
Welcome to the book tour for John Reid‘s latest mystery, The Watchers! Read on for more info!
Publication Date: January 27, 2022
Genre: Mystery/ Suspense/ Crime Fiction/ Police Procedural
Sometimes it isn’t just good police work that catches criminals. Sometimes you just have to watch them. This is the strategy DCI Steve Burt uses when presented with two different and equally baffling cases.
The DCI takes on a case unofficially as a favour to an ex-colleague that involves the disappearance of an official of the Bank of England and the theft of gold bullion from the bank. The other is a baffling case involving multiple murders at the country home of a peer of the realm.
Steve and his team must navigate a trail of misleading clues and blind alleys involving suspected terrorism, kidnapping, conspiracy and international intrigue, as they strive to solve both cases. His boss becomes increasingly annoyed with Steve’s unconventional approach to police work, but the DCI knows he has to put his career on the line in order to solve these two very different and difficult cases.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed John Reid’s previous DCI Steve Burt Mystery novels, so I was really excited to read The Watchers. Per usual, I was not disappointed! It is a standalone, but there are recurring characters, and I’ve enjoyed reading the others.
The recurring characters in this series are so familiar now, it’s like getting together with old friends. They are quirky and so well-developed, they make the reading experience that much more enjoyable.
Police Procedurals can be hit or miss for me, but John Reid knows what he is doing with this story. I enjoyed the mystery and the pacing of the story kept me invested from beginning to end.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Watchers and recommend giving it a read!
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
John Reid is the creator of the DCI Steve Burt series of thriller and suspense crime fiction at its very best.
Retirement has given John the time to fulfil his passion for writing, creating the mystery series through his unique creative process. Each main character is fully developed at the beginning of the writing process, with the part they play in each journey evolving organically within the confines of the underlying plot line. This freedom and flexibility creates inventive and compelling story telling that keeps the reader intrigued throughout.
John was born in Scotland and, after serving in the Army, embarked on a career in industry. He has worked in several different sectors in senior roles and was latterly CEO of a large international data capture company. He retired for the first time in 1995 to take on a consultancy designed to help new businesses become established. In 2018 he finally retired from business life to become a full-time author. John lives in Scotland and Portugal with his wife, and they have two grown-up sons.
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