Gillard thriller series a modern Hart to Hart
Murders.com by Margaret Duffy Severn House Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
I absolutely loved Murders.com - Margaret Duffy has once again created a page turning thriller that will leave readers begging for more. Patrick and Ingrid Gillard may be safer now that they are working for the National Crime Agency as opposed to MI-5, but that doesn't mean their lives are without danger. When the head of a special division of the police is found by Ingrid badly injured, it marks the beginning of an investigation into a criminal organization led by a violent thug whose father recently died in prison. Only a single blurry photo of the man exists, and no one knows where his headquarters are. As more bodies are discovered, the Met becomes anxious for results. With only limited support, Patrick and Ingrid are forced once more to go undercover and find a way to break the gang.
I absolutely love the chemistry that exists between Ingrid and Patrick. They are very much in love, and at the same time work well together. Think Hart to Hart but with added danger. Although Patrick is the more dangerous of the two, Ingrid is an equal partner whose insights are invaluable. At the same time, they balance work with their family responsibilities. It is an interesting mix. Their relationship is part of what makes this series great. I truly enjoyed Murders.com but I'm a touch vexed at the ominous comment at the end because I have to wait until Duffy’s next novel to find out what she means.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Murders.com from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Patrick has a new desk job and seems to be out of harm’s way . . . but not for long. Patrick Gillard has taken on a new role as the NCA’s officer within Avon and Somerset Police’s Regional Organised Crime Unit, much to his wife and working partner Ingrid Langley’s relief. It may seem like a safe desk job, but Ingrid’s relief is short-lived when she finds the head of the Metropolitan Police’s specialist undercover unit, F9, Commander Rolt, barely alive in a field in Somerset. Unsurprisingly, Patrick is soon pulled back into frontline action. And when further, gruesome discoveries are made, Patrick and Ingrid are plunged into danger yet again in the hunt for one of the Met’s most-wanted criminals.