Stalker on the Fens by Joy Ellis
'Another bloody dead end!!'
Detective Inspector Nikki Galena slammed the car door and glared back at the peeling paintwork of the shabby, terraced house. 'Did you see their faces? Their body language?'
Detective Sergeant Joseph Easter slipped his notebook back into his pocket and turned the key in the ignition. 'I didn't have to. The atmosphere was thick enough to choke on. But you could hardly blame them. That bastard isn't just threatening them, he's targeting their families as well. Think how you'd feel if something happened to one of your loved ones and you thought you could have prevented it? I totally understand why they don't want to talk to us.'
I know I've been moving through this series at a fairly fast clip lately. Stalker on the Fens is the fifth book and, as usual, is full of action and crime solving. I enjoy listening to these an audio and Henrietta Meire does a great job with the narration. Several ongoing threads are nicely tied up before the end of the book and more new characters are introduced. We'll see if they stick around. There is quite a lot of info regarding alternative medicine as Nikki's friend, Helen, is involved in that. And mandalas - which I know very little about. I like how the author turns her research eye to different topics and includes them in the general story. As I said, I'm a big fan of Nikki and Joseph and look forward to reading the next - Captive on the Fens.
DI Nikki Galena’s close friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found.
Then Helen tells Nikki that someone is watching her. But is all this in her friend’s imagination and part of her post-traumatic stress?
And why is Stephen Cox back in town? He’s the villain who tore Nikki’s life apart and he seems to have returned to wreak more chaos. Before long the whole town is on the verge of hysteria and her friend’s fear will lead Nikki and Joseph on a very dangerous trail.