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    Another Aussie crime writer establishes himself as the latest to pen an intense and intriguing novel with a fabulous premise Set in Western Australia Wilbrook is a small empty shell of a town with the remnants of a history that inclu

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    Wow this is one book that will get a grip on you and wont let go Two suspects each with the same story blaming the other A possible 54 bodies somewhere Small town cop Chandler has no choice but to call in the bigwigs including his estranged former best friend MitchMitch and his crew come in and take over but Mitch is an arrogant mo

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    Whoa This was one high tension read I don't think my heartbeat returned to normal the whole way through And that ending Mr Delargy How Could You?This is a very clever debut novel with two young men beaten and bloodied first one and then the other walking in to a police station claiming to be backpackers with an alarming story of abduction by a man who told them they were going to be killed as his victim number 55 Both

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    This book started so well with two men in police custody each one claiming to be the victim of the other Who to believe and how to discover the truth?What a great premise which led to an interesting and intriguing story The Australian setting was well done but I thought the characters needed work Most of them had a name but no background and the two main players who did have a lot of background Chandler and Mitch became rather

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    EXCERPT Chandler could almost see Gabriel's heart pound under his tee shirt The memories were flooding back intense and uncontrolled After a long breath that seemed to suck the last of the oxygen from the stifling room he continued 'I aimed for the ridge I glanced back and he was about ten metres behind me I ke

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    35 rounded up to 4In the small isolated Outback town of Gardner's Hill Western Australia a distraught man named Gabriel stumbles into the police station He claims to have been held prisoner by a serial killer called Heath who intended him to be victim no 55 Later that day another man turns up with the exact same story stating his name as Heath but is adamant Gabriel is the killer not him Which man is lying? It's up to Senior Sergeant Chand

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    Sergeant Chandler Jenkins was in charge of the small police station in Wilbrook Western Australia One morning a bedraggled and bloodied individual who said his name was Gabriel entered the station telling of the horror of being abduct

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    A small police station in a uiet remote town in Australia is sent into chaos when a man arrives stating that he has been hel

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    One sitting totally absorbing and utterly addictive read with a KILLER ending that is “55” the novel coming next year from James DeLargey definitely a writer to watch although I’m not sure I’d like to live in his headOne victim One killer But which is which? This is the conundrum facing our beleagured main protagonist Chandler manning a small police station in the back end of nowhere suddenly thrust i

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    From the opening pages of his first novel 55 Irish born author James Delargy creates instant intrigue when two men clearly in fear of their lives enter a remote Western Australian town in short succession claiming to have barely escaped a seria

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REVIEW Þ EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK Ñ James Delargy

55 By James Delargy

Taken by a man named Gabriel Gabriel told Heath he was going to be victim 55Gabriel is the serial killerTwo suspects Two identical stories Which one is the truthJames Delargy has written one of the most exciting debuts of 2019 He masterfully paints the picture of a remote Western Australian town and its people swallowed whole by the hunt for a serial killer This novel has been sold in 19 countries so far and has just been optioned for fil. One sitting totally absorbing and utterly addictive read with a KILLER ending that is 55 the novel coming next year from James DeLargey definitely a writer to watch although I m not sure I d like to live in his headOne victim One killer But which is which This is the conundrum facing our beleagured main protagonist Chandler manning a small police station in the back end of nowhere suddenly thrust into a case beyond imagination Invaded by an old nemesis whose belief in his own investigative skills is second to none Chandler leaps from one disaster to another as the press descend and suddenly the spotlight is everywhere The plotting is taut and very very clever the characters are all intriguing and fascinating not least our two prospective killers who you ll waver between with every passing chapter The setting is wide open and beautifully described adding an atmospheric sense of place to proceedings the wilderness being a character in it s own rightOverall this was a hugely fun read in its mystery element and packs uite the emotional punch on occasion too The ending really is killer I let out a little yelp fairly sure that one isn t leaving my head anytime soon Brilliant Loved it Highly Recommended Reiki A Comprehensive Guide just been optioned for fil. One sitting totally absorbing and utterly addictive read with a KILLER ending that is 55 the novel coming next year from James DeLargey definitely a writer to watch although I m not sure I d like to live in his headOne victim One killer But which is which This is the conundrum facing our beleagured main protagonist Chandler manning a small police station in the back end of nowhere suddenly thrust into a case beyond imagination Invaded by an old nemesis whose belief in his own investigative skills is second to none Chandler leaps from one disaster to another as the press descend and suddenly the spotlight is everywhere The plotting is taut and very very clever the characters are all intriguing and fascinating not least our two prospective killers who you ll waver between with every passing chapter The setting is wide open and beautifully described adding an atmospheric sense of place to proceedings the wilderness being a character in it s own rightOverall this was a hugely fun read in its mystery element and packs uite the emotional punch on occasion too The ending really is killer I let out a little yelp fairly sure that one isn t leaving my head anytime soon Brilliant Loved it Highly Recommended

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There were 54 victims before this Who is number 55 A thriller with a killer hook and an ending that will make you gaspWilbrook in Western Australia is a sleepy remote town that sits on the edge of miles and miles of unexplored wilderness It is home to Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins who is proud to run the town's small police station a place used to dealing with domestic disputes and noise complaintsAll that changes on a scorching day whe. Another Aussie crime writer establishes himself as the latest to pen an intense and intriguing novel with a fabulous premise Set in Western Australia Wilbrook is a small empty shell of a town with the remnants of a history that included gold mining blue asbestos and iron ore Sergeant Chandler Jenkins leads his small police team where domestics are the usual fare Everything is about to change when a terrified injured man Gabriel enters the police station with a scary tale of being held by a serial killer Heath intent on killing him telling he will be number 55 He manages to escape and is unsettled and jittery convinced Heath will find him Chandler sees him to the local hotel with one of his team Jim on guard outside the building Another injured man Heath is bought to the station for attempting to steal a car Heath claims he only wanted the car to escape a serial killer named Gabriel who was planning to kill him as number 55 until he escaped With well nigh identical stories who is Chandler to believe Or perhaps they are eually guilty with the pair being in cahoots working together until they fell outThe story has two timelines the present and one from 2002 when Chandler and Mitchell Andrews were rookie cops involved in search for a young missing hiker Martin lost in the unforgiving heat of the outback accompanied by a distraught father with his younger son Davie Something clearly causes a deep schism between Chandler and Mitchell in the past that resulted in Mitchell moving to the city whilst climbing the promotional ladder Mitchell is now a Inspector and Chandler s boss he arrives in Wilbrook to takeover police operations to get to the bottom of what is clearly going to be a huge case He brings his own team with every intention of sidelining Chandler A fraught and tense relationship highlights the differences between the two men Mitchell is a highly ambitious and political animal constantly denigrating Chandler not averse to manipulation engaging in brutality and not interested in developing team relationships Jenkins takes it upon himself to ensure the well being of his team and takes a keen interest in their development The past has strong links and uncomfortable echoes in the present as Chandler is to find to his costWhilst I really enjoyed this wonderful debut with its strong sense of location and the depiction of never ending heat I am not so keen on the ending Delargy does a terrific job in building suspense and tension as the reader wonders doubts debates and looks for clues as to whether the serial killer is Gabriel or Heath It is Chandler who is interested in getting to the bottom of who the two men are digging into their past history and trying to discern the motive behind the killings The characterisation is done well with Chandler the good guy and Mitchell is a self centred and unpleasant individual his interest primarily in the glory he thinks he will accrue anytime things do not go his way he has a scapegoat lined up This novel is another great addition to the rising genre of Aussie Noir I found it entertaining and engaging and such gripping reading fare despite the unsatisfying ending Many thanks to Simon and Schuster for an ARC

REVIEW Þ EXCEEDBDF.CO.UK Ñ James Delargy

N an injured man stumbles into Chandler's station He's covered in dried blood His name is Gabriel He tells Chandler what he remembersHe was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains The man who took him was called Heath Heath told Gabriel he was going to be number 55 His 55th victimHeath is a serial killerAs a manhunt is launched a man who says he is Heath walks into the same station He tells Chandler he was. 35 rounded up to 4In the small isolated Outback town of Gardner s Hill Western Australia a distraught man named Gabriel stumbles into the police station He claims to have been held prisoner by a serial killer called Heath who intended him to be victim no 55 Later that day another man turns up with the exact same story stating his name as Heath but is adamant Gabriel is the killer not him Which man is lying It s up to Senior Sergeant Chandler Jenkins to figure out which of the two is a threat to the people in his townA steady paced engrossing thriller with a gripping uniue premise It was well written twisty with creepy religious undertones The remote lonely location served as a scary reminder that so much of the Australian Outback is unpopulated and unliveable the perfect private hunting ground for a serial killer to hideAside from the prologue events unfold entirely from Chandlers POV in the third person Mostly takes place in the present with occasional flashbacks to 10 years previously It is very much a male dominated book with few female characters and the ones that there are aren t well developed Chandler is a likeable character but not the brightest tool in the shed and also somewhat spineless at sticking up for himself The rivalry between Chandler and visiting Inspector Mitch Adams did become tiresome but for the plot to go in the direction it did became hugely important so keep that in mind if you find their arguments getting on your nervesThe ending saw me screaming in frustration and I m eually divided between it being clever versus just plain annoying I m hopeful it s foreshadowing for a seuel but could just as easily be deliberately open ended and left to your own interpretation Put it this way I think readers are going to either love it or hate it nothing in betweenA movie is in the works and I think it has a lot of potential if done right and I m curious to see whether they keep or change the ending Recommend to my fellow thriller readers who enjoy small town Australian noir Would I read another book by James Delargy definitely particularly if it s a seuel to this one I d like to thank Netgalley Simon Schuster Australia and James Delargy for the e ARC 55 is available now

  • Paperback
  • 423
  • 55 By James Delargy
  • James Delargy
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9781471177538

About the Author: James Delargy

James Delargy was born and raised in Ireland but lived in South Africa Australia and Scotland before ending up in semi rural England where he now livesHe incorporates this diverse knowledge of towns cities landscape and culture picked up on his travels into his writing He would like to complete a round the world series of novels if only for the chance to indulge in on the ground resear