Amazon Blurb -
Dylan Scott has problems. Dismissed in disgrace from the police force for assaulting a suspect, he has no job, his wife has thrown him out and-worse luck-his mother has moved in. So when Holly Champion begs him to investigate the disappearance of her mother thirteen years ago, he can't say no, even though it means taking up residence in the dreary Lancashire town of Dawson-s Clough for the duration.
Although the local police still believe Anita Champion took off for a better life, Dylan-s inquiries turn up plenty of potential suspects: the drug-dealing, muscle-bound
I have to be honest, this book just didn't do it for me. I feel like it never took off. Dylan's character wasn't bad, but he was kind of a dud, I didn't develop any real feelings for him. The story itself wasn't suspenseful at all. There were 2 parts in the whole book that had potential where I said "Oh man!", one of them coming practically at the end of the book but the author just didn't run with it.
The poor guy is given the boot by his wife, he lives in "the smallest flat in the world" with his mother taking up extended residency, he was fired from the police dept so you really feel bad for him. His constant statement of Bev, his wife, coming around she always does was getting old real quick. The dude is in a slump, so this case could be his ticket out. He is tenacious and sticks with it following every. single. solitary. lead. that comes along, get my drift. I was fighting the boredom but stuck through it. The one character I really liked and probably could've been used more, was retired cop Frank Willoughby. He was a hard a$$ who didn't get along with Dylan when they were on the job, but made amends and worked quite well together here.
Sadly I can only give this book 2 cannolis