DI Ellen Kelly's career seems to be stalling – again. And her feelings for Jim O’Dwyer feel like they’re spiralling out of control. Meanwhile, someone is out there, stalking the weak, bringing misery and fear, and it’s Ellen’s job to stop them. Could it be that this time, for the first time, Ellen is the one trapped in the web?
DI Ellen Kelly is struggling through some difficult changes in her life. Her boss has left, replaced by a more unpredictable DCI. Her career seems to be stalling – again. And her feelings for Jim O’Dwyer feel like they’re spiralling out of her normally tight control.
Distraction can be very dangerous.
Someone is out there, stalking the weak, bringing misery and fear, and it’s Ellen’s job to stop it. Could it be that this time, for the first time, Ellen is the one trapped in the web?
About Hunting Shadows:
"Marks the entrance of a major new talent. Sheila Bugler delivers a chilling psychological twister of a novel, laced with homespun horrors, a compelling central character in DI Ellen Kelly and a strong contemporary resonance. Fans of Nicci French and Sophie Hannah, prick up your ears." Cathi Unsworth
a very satisfying psychological thriller
this is a very good second book, at least the equal of Hunting Shadows, with which it shares the same psychological insights and chilling climax
There are murder mysteries, police procedurals and psychological thrillers – and then there are books which combine elements of all three. The Waiting Game is one of these … It’s a tangled web of a plot, and though the reader knows more than the police do from the outset, through frequent shifts in viewpoint which allow the story to emerge from several different directions, the final dramatic reveal is still a surprise. Bugler handles the complex structure deftly, dropping in subtle hints and stopping short of giving too much away too soon. Her villains and potential suspects are as well-rounded as the good guys, and she sets up some interestingly flawed characters and scratchy relationships among Ellen’s colleagues. The less salubrious end of south London is drawn in detail too, and she also doesn’t pull back from graphic accounts of mutilation and killing methods … a fluent read … a page-turning plot
one of the rising stars of Irish literature
full of chilling twists and turns, I found the story gripping … overall an enjoyable read with plenty to hold the interest
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