I am delighted to be taking part in this blog tour today. ‘Payback’ was published in paperback on the 9th January 2020 by The Dome Press and is also available as an eBook.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a review copy of the book.
I will tell you in a minute what I thought about ‘Payback’.
Charley Mann left Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career – but now she’s back, she’s in charge and the area’s first young, female DI.
Her hometown, the Yorkshire countryside, and her old friends all seem unchanged but appearances can be deceptive.
When a brutal murder is discovered, Charley is forced to question everything, and the interest of her ex – reporter Danny Ray – doesn’t make it easier.
I have been hearing so much about R.C. Bridgestock’s books but have never read any of them. So, when I saw that there was a new series being published, I jumped at the chance of reading ‘Payback’. The verdict? I LOVED it. It was everything I expected and much more.
I really liked the writing style. I found ‘Payback’ to be a gripping and fast-paced read with quite a few shockers.
I enjoyed meeting DI Charley Mann and her team and getting to know them all. I actually felt as if I was there in the incident room with them at times watching them working and listening to the occasional banter. I thought the murder investigation was excellent and the police procedurals were really quite fascinating.
DI Charley Mann is officially my new favourite detective. She’s feisty and doesn’t take any nonsense whatsoever. I really admired the way she dealt with one of her officers. I felt like cheering her on and saying good for you! The other thing I liked about her was her open mindedness.
My other favourite character was Annie and then of course there was dear Winnie. She was just lovely.
Out of all the characters I really didn’t like the journalist, Danny Ray. Something about him just gave me the creeps. He was so pushy and didn’t like to take no for an answer.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and am looking forward to catching up with DI Charley Mann and her team again. I am excited to know what their next investigation will be.
If you are a fan of crime fiction and police procedurals, then I highly recommend that you read ‘Payback’. You won’t be disappointed. I will definitely be checking out R.C. Bridgestock’s earlier novels.
‘Payback’ is available to purchase from Amazon UK:-
About R.C. Bridgestock
R.C. Bridgestock is the name that husband and wife co-authors Robert (Bob) and Carol Bridgestock write under. Between them they have nearly 50 years of police experience, offering an authentic edge to their stories. The writing duo created the character DI Jack Dylan, the ninth book of which was published by The Dome Press in 2019, along with their backlist.
Bob was a highly commended career detective of 30 years, retiring at the rank of Detective Superintendent. During his last three years, he took charge of 26 murders, 23 major incidents, over 50 suspicious deaths and numerous sexual assaults. He was also a trained hostage negotiator with suicide interventions, kidnap, terrorism and extortion. Bob was seconded to a protracted enquiry investigating alleged police corruption in another force. He worked on the Yorkshire Ripper and Sarah Harper murder, and received praise from Crown Court Judges and Chief Constables alike for outstanding work at all ranks, including winning the much-coveted Dennis Hoban Trophy.
As a police civilian supervisor, Carol also received a Chief Constable’s commendation for outstanding work.
The couple are the storyline consultants / police procedural on BAFTA-winning BBC1 police drama Happy Valley and series 3 of ITV’s Scott and Bailey, and are presently working with Scott Free Production scriptwriters on two commissioned TV drama series.
The couple pride themselves on being up-to-date on past and present day UK police procedures, and as a result, Bob is regularly sought by UK television, radio and national and local newspapers for comment on developing major crime incidents etc. They have also taken part in BBC Radio 4 (Steve) PUNT P.I.
Carol and Bob are also patrons and ambassadors for several charities.
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