Wendy Cartmell

Author of the Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers

Streets of Darkness (Harry Virdee, #1)Streets of Darkness by A.A. Dhand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be – this morning a body has been found. And it’s not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he’s been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can’t keep himself away.
Wow, this was a great read. I really enjoyed the dark, gritty side of Harry and of Bradford, juxtaposed with his love for his wife and the way his life was torn apart by race and religion. He loves his brother, but battles with the life he has chosen. His loves his family but battles with the rejection after his marriage. He loves his job, but battles with authority and the restraints placed upon him. With Harry violence and anger is never far from the surface. With shades of Luther (my all-time favourite police drama) this is a superb book full of conflict and a plot that twists and turns.

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