“When The Caller rings… what would you do?
The Organised Crime Team is a newly-formed unit with one of the toughest tasks in London. Led by DI Angie North, their first investigation is a cold case that has foxed several officers in the Met for months.
After Angie holds a TV appeal regarding the case, a number of similar aggressive attacks are brought to her attention. The team call on their contacts on the street for help. Their interest is sparked when several local names surface.
To bring the criminals to justice a member of the Organised Crime Team is asked to risk their life in a dangerous covert operation.”
I am delighted to be today’s stop on The Caller blog tour. The Caller is the first book in a new series, written by established authors M A Comley and Tara Lyons, featuring the Organised Crime team (I love the word ‘series’, implies there will be MORE to come!).
Serious and organised crime is becoming prevalent in London. In an effort to reduce the hold the criminals have over the City, the Organised Crime Team is formed. Lead by Detective Inspector Angie North, they are an experienced handpicked squad each with their own skill and area of expertise.
Their first case is a tricky one. Upon inspection it becomes clear to Angie that the initial investigating team failed to follow basic procedure. As the Organised Crime Team begin to dig they discover clues that were there all along, leading them straight to the Streetlife gang. Will Angie be able to find enough evidence to stop the gang’s reign of terror before another innocent woman loses her life…
This is a great start to what promises to be a fantastic series and I’m excited to see what Mel and Tara have in store for us in the future. I expected high quality writing, characters I could relate to and lots of action and that is exactly what I got. DI Angie North is instantly likeable, fretting about her first day in the office with her new team. We are introduced to each team member and given a small snippet about their life pre-OCT. Each character is likeable in their own special way. Except Frank, I’m not all that sure about Frank…
Angie and her husband, Warren, do seem to have a pretty perfect marriage which niggled me a little. How can two people who both work shifts in two very different but demanding careers still have time to be so perfect ?! Maybe I’ve read too many books where the lead character is damaged beyond hope and I’m not used to things going well for them.
Would I recommend this book? I would, yes. It’s a fantastic opening to what promises to be a great series and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the Organised Crime Team. It’s a very enjoyable read which kept pulling me back for more.
Four out of five stars.
Many thanks to M A Comley and Tara Lyons for providing me with a copy of The Caller in exchange for an honest review.
M A Comley: New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over one million copies sold world wide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when I turned my hobby into a career. I’m fortunate to be represented by a top New York agent.
I share my home with two crazy dogs that like nothing better than to drag their masterful leader (that’s me) around the village. Connect with Mel on Twitter: @Melcom1
Tara Lyons: At the age of 30, I decided to fulfil my life long dream of becoming a writer. Thanks to some amazing people in my life, I’ve had the chance to make that a reality. And so, my debut novel, In the Shadows, was born.
I am excited to be working with NY Times and USA Today best selling author, Mel Comley. Our novella, Web of Deceit is available now, and we are currently creating a new crime series together.
When I’m not writing you’ll find me in a near-by Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with my son. I have a love of chocolate peanuts and reading – and prefer to enjoy them both with a strong cuppa. Connect with Tara on Twitter: @taralyonsauthor