The first gripping book in The Organised Crime Team series by NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series, M A Comley and co-author Tara Lyons, author of In The Shadows.
When The Caller rings… what would you do?
The Organised Crime Team is a newly-formed unit with one of the toughest tasks in London. Led by DI Angie North, their first investigation is a cold case that has foxed several officers in the Met for months.
After Angie holds a TV appeal regarding the case, a number of similar aggressive attacks are brought to her attention. The team call on their contacts on the street for help. Their interest is sparked when several local names surface.
To bring the criminals to justice a member of the Organised Crime Team is asked to risk their life in a dangerous covert operation.
I was quite excited to read The Caller, I haven’t read any books by either of the authors but have heard plenty about them. I also felt intrigued about two authors writing a book together and how that works and comes together.
The premise of The Caller is simple enough, but very realistic and something that as the reader I couldn’t help but think that this could happen to me. In fact, to a degree it did. While I was reading The Caller I got a phone call just like the one that the victims in this book do, someone wanted me to confirm my address. I refused and the bemused caller no doubt thought that I was slightly strange, I was tempted to tell them that I was reading a gripping thriller and this call was too close to the storyline of it, but I didn’t and eventually they agreed and told me the address they had for me so that I could confirm that was correct.
It isn’t often that a book impacts real life like that, to me it is the sign of a really good book, and one that feels very real. The Caller is really well written, it is seamless in that there is no obvious difference depending on which author is writing. I liked the characters, especially Angie and her wonderful relationship with her husband. I liked how The Organised Crime Team were introduced to us and the snippets that we got to find out about each of the members and I look forward to finding more about them in future books in the series.
This book came very close to getting 5*’s from me, unfortunately I felt that the ending was rushed which was disappointing and frustrating. But The Caller is still a very good book and definitely the start of a series to watch out for, it is a shame that both authors are currently working on individual books and there is no firm plan for when book 2 will be written.
I received a copy of The Caller from the authors in exchange for an honest review.