Chloe Never Forget (Carl Sant Book #2)
Published: 7th March 2019
Available on Kindle
An off-duty detective gunned down. A dead woman. A student missing, feared dead. And now, a former policeman in search of his past. All these people, dead or alive, have one thing in common. D.I. Carl Sant must discover what it is.
A series of cold-case enquiries leads D.I. Sant and his colleagues to investigate a botched assassination plot dating back to the 1980s. The deeper they dig into the case, the more secrets are revealed, including shocking connections to the infamous National Front.
Meanwhile, the memory of former P.C. Tanner, survivor of the assassination horror, is beginning to recover. Sant must find Tanner, and find out who is behind it all - before his superiors lose their rag and more lives are lost.
Chloe Never Forget is the second Carl Sant book by Dan Laughey and is a continuation of the story from Cloe Lost Girl. If you haven’t read Chloe Lost Girl yet I highly recommend that you do before reading this otherwise you may be a little confused as it the first book there were many strings which all need to be tied together now.
In the first book we had an assassinated police detective, a missing girl and a dead woman. After doing some digging into the mysterious 3 1 8 left on the bus window next to dead DS Dryden, DI Sant believes all recent events are connected to a police shooting in 1984. All Sant needs to do is find the link between them all and locate the retired PC Frank Tanner who was a witness to the crime, easy right, not when those from above are pressuring you for a result and getting twitchy about all your digging. Can Carl find the answers before anybody else gets hurt?
I loved the previous Carl Sant book Chloe Lost Girl as there were so many twists and lose threads and every-time I made a little sense of what was happening Dan Laughey has thrown something else into the mix, making a captivating and thrilling. Now all the threads start to merge together to form a dramatic conclusion to this twisty tale.
I don’t want to say much more as the mystery of the plot adds to the enjoyment. All I can say Is I thoroughly enjoyed both these books and highly recommend them to anyone who loves a good crime thriller. I’m keeping my fingers crossed Mr Laughey is working on more Carl Sant novels as I can’t wait to read them.
Thank you so much to the author and publisher for sending me a copy to review and to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.
About the Author
Dan Laughey is a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches a course called ‘Youth, Crime and Culture’ among other things. He has written several books on the subject including Music and Youth Culture, based on his PhD in Sociology at Salford University. He also holds a BA in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.
Dan was born in Otley and bred in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, a hop and a skip away from the Leeds setting of his Chloe novels.
His crime writing was purely academic to begin with. He’s written about media violence and tackled the age-old concern about television and video games influencing patterns of antisocial behaviour in society. After years of research and theoretical scrutiny, he still hasn’t cracked that particular nut.
He’s also written about the role of CCTV and surveillance in today’s Big Brother world, the sometimes fraught relationship between rap and juvenile crime, football hooliganism, and the sociocultural legacy of Britain’s most notorious serial killer – the Yorkshire Ripper.
All in all, Dan’s work has been translated into four languages: French, Hebrew, Korean and Turkish. He has presented guest lectures at international conferences and appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News in addition to providing expert commentary for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.
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