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Sycamore Gap: A DCI Ryan Mystery #2 by L.J.Ross. Murder/Mystery Review.

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The past never stays buried for long...

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past.

Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.

Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland.


This book can be read as a stand alone, but is better read in order. 
DCI Ryan has been called in because remains have been found in Hadrian's Wall.  Although that proves to be from years ago it soon turns into something much closer to home. 
A marvellous thriller with a very intelligent hero who has many more working against him than he thinks.  His girlfriend is just about the only person who can keep him sane,  but can he keep her and his team safe? 
Even though we get some idea who the killer is our hero has only his gut feeling to go on. This story will draw you in straight away and have you praying he can catch those responsible before the body count rises.  I read the previous book, now I have to get the next. 
WARNING: Highly addictive


Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, LJ Ross moved to London where she graduated from King's College London with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law. After working in the City as a regulatory lawyer for a number of years, she realised it was high time for a change. 

Her first book, 'Holy Island', has consistently been listed as an Amazon bestseller since its release in January 2015 and hit the Amazon UK Kindle #1 position in May 2015. Its sequels, 'Sycamore Gap', 'Heavenfield' and 'Angel' have all been #1 bestsellers. 

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