Hello and welcome to our stop on The Two Fathers blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Keith Dixon for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
Why does Jessica Hastings come home late several times a week?
Her husband asks Private Investigator Sam Dyke this simple question. Dyke doesn’t want the case: he doesn’t do divorce work … but Brian Hastings doesn’t want a divorce, he wants an explanation.
When Sam finds out what Jessica is doing, it opens up more questions. And when Brian Hastings goes missing, they’re questions he feels compelled to answer.
At the centre of the mystery is a man who most people in Manchester don’t know—Larry Stone. But those who do know him, know that far from being the simple florist he seems to be, he’s actually the biggest crook in town. He’s powerful, he’s dangerous, and he’s currently working a deal with a Dutchman who’s even worse.
And Sam is now caught in Stone’s sights as he works to find Brian Hastings, to solve a couple of murders, and to prevent Stone corrupting even more members of his own family than he already has.
Before the biggest deal of Stone’s crooked career goes down.
When Sam reluctantly takes a case after a random late night visit, his investigations uncovers more questions, especially when his client goes missing.
Thrown into the midst of a Manchester gang, will Sam find the answers he is looking for?
This was a cleverly written, well thought out story. An easy paced read, that flowed well which I did not want to put down. I enjoyed discovering who Sam Dyke is as a character, the people he interacted with, good and bad, and the dark world he found himself involved in.
This was my first read in the Sam Dyke series and by Keith Dixon. I will now be finding other books by Keith and in this series.
Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. Two-time winner of the Chanticleer Reviews CLUE First in Category award for Private Eye/Noir novel, he’s the author of ten books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. His new series of Paul Storey Thrillers began in 2016.
When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently resident in France.
Published in paperback and digital formats by Darkstroke Books on 3rd December 2020
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