There’s a serial killer on the streets of London, and the investigation is not going well.
When the SIO dies suddenly the investigation is handed to DI Tom Fabian, and his team are tasked to take over after 4t victim is discovered.
The only thing to connect the victims is the way the face is mutilated during the killing. With no links between the victims the initial team have struggled to identify any potential suspects, so how are Fabian and his team going to have any success where their predecessors failed.
When the penny drops, and the link is found, it is almost so tenuous that it seems like a coincidence. But the more the team look at it the more it makes sense.
The problem is, by following the pattern, they can identify any number of potential victims. So how do they prioritise, can they protect the next victim without starting wide spread panic.
Once they’ve identified the pattern it should be easy to identify who is doing the killings. Shouldn’t it?
Richard Parker was a TV script writer, script editor and producer and has written some excellent stand-alone thrillers.
With his pedigree it’s not surprising that this is one of the best books I’ve read, and that’s mainly because of its plot. So many books these days struggle for originality; but I can honestly say that the way the victims are chosen in this book is something I’ve never come across before.
Never Say Goodbye is billed as being the first in a series. All good series need good characters to make you want to find out what happens to them next.
Parker has penned a great little team that it was easy to engage with.
DI Tom Fabian is in his mid-forties, he’s recently divorced and has a teenage daughter. He is what he is, a dedicated Police Officer whose family life has suffered because of the job.
DS Natasha Banner is in her late thirties, she’s married with a son, and is an intensely private person for somebody in the Police
DC Finch, “he’s never going to make DI but he’s good at what he does”
This little team start to develop throughout the book and each one has a story that gets the reader hooked.
But for one of them, there is about to be a very nasty shock.
In a book that kept me turning page after page, until I had read it all in one sitting, the very last paragraph took my breath away. This book leaves one hell of a cliff hanger.
I can honestly say that the last hundred words of this book made the hairs on my arms stand up.
Mr Parker, please hurry up and write the next instalment.