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Blog Tour: The Night Watch – Neil Lancaster

He’ll watch you.
A lawyer is found dead at sunrise on a lonely clifftop at Dunnet Head on the northernmost tip of Scotland. It was supposed to be his honeymoon, but now his wife will never see him again.

He’ll hunt you.
The case is linked to several mysterious deaths, including the murder of the lawyer’s last client – Scotland’s most notorious criminal… who had just walked free. DS Max Craigie knows this can only mean one thing: they have a vigilante serial killer on their hands.

He’ll leave you to die.
But this time the killer isn’t on the run; he’s on the investigation team. And the rules are different when the murderer is this close to home.

He knows their weaknesses, knows how to stay hidden, and he thinks he’s above the law…

Max, Janie and Ross return in the third gripping novel in this explosive Scottish crime series.

My thoughts: this is a very clever and dark police thriller. If the killer is a copper, how can they catch them? Max and his team are a lot of fun to follow as they investigate a reluctant to engage MIT 6 team on a murder case. One of the team is a killer, or are there more involved? Sending a friend undercover to infiltrate as well as bringing in their surveillance expert – ex-MI5 tech Benny, Max is throwing everything he can at this one and Ross, on yet another diet, just has to get it all signed off. I love Janie and her constant teasing, all while finding sweet treats to enjoy while driving around Scotland. I want Norma, their computer expert, to be my pal, she’s hilarious.

The case is pretty grim and there’s a high body count, not all of whom are criminals who got away with it, and the twist at the end is one you just won’t spot coming. I had no idea who the mastermind was. Brilliant stuff.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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