Parker Bilal: The Heights

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for The Heights. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


What starts with the gruesome discovery of a severed head on the Tube soon becomes personal for former DI Cal Drake. After one betrayal too many, Drake has abandoned the police force to become a private detective. He’s teamed up with enigmatic forensic pathologist Dr Rayhana Crane and it’s not long before the case leads them to the darkest corners of the nation’s capital and in dangerously close contact with an international crime circuit, a brutal local rivalry and a very personal quest for retribution. With the murder victim tied to Drake’s past, his new future is about to come under threat.


I started The Heights without realising it is the second part of a trilogy. However, this did not impact upon my enjoyment of this complex, intelligent thriller.

The Heights focuses on the work of Detectives Drake and Crane, and I loved the way they worked together. Both detectives have colourful histories and I enjoyed delving deeper into these as the novel progressed and learning how their experiences shaped the way they work.

The novel begins with some shocking scenes and the tension builds as it continues. The detectives are working on two cases at the same time and I enjoyed reading as they both gathered pace. I enjoyed trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and work out what had happened.

There are some twists towards the end that I had not predicted. I look forward to reading the other novels in the trilogy.

The Heights is available from Amazon.

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