LJ Ross: Impostor

My review of the audio version of Impostor is written with thanks to Liz at Colour PR for my copy of the recording.

Blurb:

From the international number one best-selling author of the DCI Ryan Mysteries.

After an elite criminal profiling unit is shut down amid a storm of scandal and mismanagement, only one person emerges unscathed. Forensic psychiatrist Doctor Alexander Gregory has a reputation for being able to step inside the darkest minds to uncover whatever secrets lie hidden there, and soon enough he finds himself drawn into the murky world of murder investigation.

In the beautiful hills of County Mayo, Ireland, a killer is on the loose. Panic has a stranglehold on its rural community, and the Garda are running out of time. Gregory has sworn to follow a quiet life, but when the call comes, can he refuse to help their desperate search for justice?

Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Irish landscape. LJ Ross is a self-published literary sensation whose books have sold over four million copies in paperback, ebook and audio.

Review:

I’ve never read anything by LJ Ross before so when I was offered the opportunity to listen to the first book in a brand new series I jumped at the chance. I was not disappointed! Impostor has everything I ask for in a crime series and more: a strong lead character, intriguing suspects and bags of tension.

I enjoyed Hugh Dancy’s reading of Impostor. It’s a shame there’s no video version of the book, but his reading is clear and easy to listen to and he uses different accents to make it easy to distinguish between the characters.

Impostor is set in the town of Ballyfinney. It is clear that the community there is quite close knit and everyone is familiar with one another. This means that no one is above suspicion and I enjoyed trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. When the culprit is finally found, I was on edge as the police and Gregory discovered them and sought to apprehend them.

The strand of the story featuring Cathy Jones deserves a whole book of its own and I enjoyed reading as it unfolded. There is a twist at the end which I didnt see coming.

I cannot wait to see where this series goes next!

Impostor is available from Audible.

 

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