STORY-LINE THE 11.05 MURDERS, THE INSPECTOR SHEEHAN MYSTERIES VOLUME 2:
Author Brian O’Hare created a spine tingling intriguing police crime mystery drama in The 11.05 Murders, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Volume 2. A horrendous rape 12 years earlier at Queen’s University, a photograph and article found on a victim’s computer, 3 murders, all at 11.05 p.m.; how does past and present fit together?
WDS Detective Sergeant Denise Stewart, newest addition to the Strandtown Police’s Serious Crimes Unit, and fellow officers must unravel the mysteries. Stewart, fresh from a another station where she uncovered corruption and endured persecution and harassment, works under Chief Inspector Jim Sheehan to solve these murders. A close net unit, Stewart fits in after a few false starts.
Denise’s stalked by an unknown stalker, Tom Allen’s almost killed by an unknown assailant, and as the murders continue the suspects not only increase, but place the officers lives in peril. Come along with Inspector Sheehan, and the unit as they solve the latest murders piecing together the past and present. My police crime mystery novel review of The 11.05 Murders, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Volume 2 follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Not only a fine crime police drama, The 11.05 Murders, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Volume 2’s full of suspense, mystery, and thrills; the reader finds an action packed story with strong characters. Filled with in-depth plotting along with twists and turns, nonstop intrigue and suspense rule the day in this book.
Laying the ground work for this multifaceted story, O’Hare begins with the rape in Queens, twelve years earlier; then fast forwards to present day. Not only did this book grab me from the horrendously evil prologue, it held me enthralled to the last page. I found I did not want to put this novel down, but kept reading far into the night.
O’Hare’s development of his characters were full-bodied and realistic. With a believable premise, realistic police procedures, and gripping tension, this book’s a must read for anyone who loves a solid well-written police drama. Also, O’Hare’s villains will make the hair on your arms stand up! The pacing was in-line with the story-line and transition from scene to scene smooth. O’Hare included twists and turns around each corner; the reader never knows what to expect next.
O’Hare created a smart, strong, independent character in Denise. O’Hare also included a little romance for all the romantics in the audience. With a cast of strong, smart secondary characters, O’Hare shows the police as normal people with realistic attitudes, faults and failures. A strong superior in Sheehan, intelligent fellow officers along with the normal lay-abouts, and old school officers, O’Hare shows a slice of a police unit in action. He also shows the inequity of police work, advancement and promotions, and general attitudes when dealing with female officer versus male; as well as the stigma associated with an officer who rats out another regardless of their guilt.
In concluding my review of The 11.05 Murders, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Volume 2, I found a solid story-line and well-developed characters. Spreading hints throughout the story, O’Hare does not reveal the what, why, or who until just the right moments. With many suspects and motives, the reader’s kept on the edge of their seat. I look forward to the next installment in the Inspector Sheehan series.
THE 11.05 MURDERS, THE INSPECTOR SHEEHAN MYSTERIES VOLUME 2: STARS 5
Additionally, even though I found a few minor editing errors, I felt I must give this book 5 well-deserved stars. I would not hesitate to buy The 11.05 Murders, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Volume 2, for myself or a friend. I highly recommend this book and series. Due to subject and violence, this novel is suitable for young adults and adults. Although part of series, this novel is a standalone.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the onlinebookclub and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest police crime novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary police crime novel review.
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