So, today I’m super excited that it’s my stop on the blog tour for Endgame by Daniel Cole. A big thank you to Tracey from Compulsive Readers for inviting me on this tour.
Let’s jump in…
A locked room. A dead body. A secret that went to the grave.
When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure
Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?
But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well…
This is the third instalment in the Fawkes and Baxter series, if you’re unaware the first book is Ragdoll and the second is Hangman. Now I personally don’t think that this should be read as a standalone, there is so much that is brought over from the first two books which isn’t explained here. It did stump me a bit to try and remember areas as it has been over a year since I have read Hangman.
William (Wolf) Fawkes and Emily Baxter have such a complicated relationship throughout the series which only gets worse in Endgame. I kind of love that they don’t have a perfect relationship, they are both flawed which I’m pretty sure almost everyone can relate to.
Finlay is a very dear friend so Wolf knows that he wouldn’t commit suicide and leave his loving wife Maggie. We are taken on one mans journey to prove that his friend didn’t take his own life, add that to the fact that Wolf is being arrested for events which happened during the first two instalments.
I really enjoyed this case overall as it led us to look over Finlays old cases to see if their are any clues there. It took ended up taking a very different path than expected!
Oh boy what a plot twist!
I absolutely loved the first two books, even though this was still an explosive and exciting installment I do feel like it exceeded my expectations. Saying that it really is a good book and I enjoyed getting back to our characters. I definitely recommend this series to those who love police procedurals with original cases.
Endgame is getting 4 cups of coffee out of 5!
Who is Daniel Cole?
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.
He has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series which publishers and producers describe as “pulse-racing” and “exceptional”.
Daniel currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two in the Nathan Wolfe series instead.
You can connect with him here:
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See you in the next one…
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Great review Blair. I have not read any books in this series, so I am not sure if I will go back and read the full series, but you are sure tempting me.
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Thanks 🙂 If you are willing to go back to the start they really are good!
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