Burned and Broken – Mark Hardie

Burned and BrokenISBN-10 0751562084

ISBN-13 978-0751562088

Author Mark Hardie

Publisher Sphere

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Goodreads

An enigmatic policeman – currently the subject of an internal investigation – is found burned to death in his car on the Southend sea front.

A vulnerable young woman, fresh out of the care system, is trying to discover the truth behind the sudden death of her best friend.

As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague’s death, they’re under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force’s reputation.

When a dramatic turn of events casts a whole new light on both cases, the way forward is far from clear. Were the victims connected in some way? And just how much should Pearson and Russell reveal to their bosses as they begin to unearth some dark secrets that the force would rather keep buried?

What did I think?

‘Burned and Broken’ sounded like a book right up my street, a police procedural, a murder or two and twists and turns at every point. I jumped at the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and Mark Hardie’s writing skills didn’t let me down.

There are lots of sub-stories in ‘Burned and Broken’ and while I did find it a little slow at points, the book never fully lost my interest. There’s just enough suspense to keep you wanting to read on and I’m really glad I did. ‘Burned and Broken’ got better the more pages I turned.

The ending really made it for me, it had a great twist and it made me feel a bit stupid that I didn’t see it coming. I thought I had it sussed by just over halfway through but Mark Hardie proved me wrong and ‘Burned and Broken’ is worth reading for the ending alone!

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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