*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Harrison Baxter lives on a farm with his parents, on the outskirts of the village of Harmschapel. It’s picturesque, idyllic and tranquil – but Harrison is far from happy. His parent’s marriage is strained to say the least and on top of that, his boyfriend, Daniel, has been mentally and physically abusing him for years. After he finds himself with one bruise too many, Harrison has had enough. But when he plucks up the courage to finally end his violent relationship, Harrison’s life is changed forever when Daniel is found murdered in the most bizarre circumstances.
Detective Sergeant Blake Harte has moved to Harmschapel after his own relationship ended in tatters. But moving to a quiet village after working his way up the ranks in a city brings its own set of problems and Blake soon finds himself at odds with new colleagues who aren’t used to his style of policing. But when he is called upon to investigate the mysterious and impossible murder at Halfmile Farm, Blake finds himself facing the most challenging case of his career.
So how can Daniel have been shot in a locked shed that nobody could possibly have escaped from?
Is anybody really Untouchable?
I wasn’t sure what I could expected when I started this book but damn, this is fine good crime case. This was so so good.
This great crime novel ist actually one which I would recommend even to people who aren’t reading gay romance normally because this is a stunning novel completely without having a romance or a gay minor storyline (for the main character).
The fact that only the investigator is gay and the suspect wasn’t boring, neither was it too much and disturbing. The crime plot is build on the fact that of of the suspects is gay and was in a relationship with the victim. Also the fact that the crime was committed on the suspect’s family farm. But behing the obvious there were so many secrets revealed.
Also it had underlining a depressing topic which is hard to deal with. But this gives the whole book its thrill, the suspence. 🙂
The main charcter, Blake Harte, is such a nice character. I instantly had a connection to him. 🙂 He is… confident and a bit cocky sometimes in the book but always with a kind heart. He is also really attractive.
From his mousy brown hair that was naturally wavy so that it gave him the sort of quiff that some men spent hours in front of the mirror trying to perfect, to his sepia coloured eyes and slender build. Then there was his genuine and natural smile, which perfectly complimented his handsome face.
Who doesn’t want to explore this handsome, hot character actually? I really was captured also was I so happy about his behaviour as a kind-hearted investigator but also as a bad ass collegue who isn’t hesitant to say when he is pissed off – still in a charming mannor even when his words can be really harsh. xD
What I also liked was the fact that the story included “new” aspect, even if those are small things. I really liked the fact Blake is smoking a e-cig instead of the “traditional” ones, it is naturally put in the story.
Charming is the book also because of its british spelling of the words, the behaviour and acting of the character. 🙂
I will definitely read the next novel in the series and I hope that maybe Blake get’s a light love interest in further books. 😉 He is so sweet, maybe we see the unexpected soon. It would rise the tension and it maybe pepps some cases up when there are conflicts of interests. 🙂