Neil Lancaster: The Night Watch

This rreview is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The Night Watch.


He’ll watch you.
A lawyer is found dead at sunrise on a lonely clifftop at Dunnet Head on the northernmost tip of Scotland. It was supposed to be his honeymoon, but now his wife will never see him again.

He’ll hunt you.
The case is linked to several mysterious deaths, including the murder of the lawyer’s last client – Scotland’s most notorious criminal… who had just walked free. DS Max Craigie knows this can only mean one thing: they have a vigilante serial killer on their hands.

He’ll leave you to die.
But this time the killer isn’t on the run; he’s on the investigation team. And the rules are different when the murderer is this close to home.

He knows their weaknesses, knows how to stay hidden, and he thinks he’s above the law…

Max, Janie and Ross return in the third gripping novel in this explosive Scottish crime series.


The DS Max Craigie series is quickly becoming my favourites and I’m now a little sad that I’m completely caught up and I have to wait for my next fix! In DS Max Craigie and his team, Lancaster has created some brilliant characters, whose perfect mix of humour and determination to catch the perpetrators of the crimes they investigate makes them a wonderful group of people with whom to spend your reading time. 

I am always in awe of Lancaster’s plotting and The Night Watch is no different. Once again, the plot is quite complex, but it’s absolutely fascinating to follow and I was completely hooked the whole way through! 

As the different elements of the plot start to come together, there are some very tense moments and there is a very definite sense of danger. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end and I loved the surprises along the way too! 

I can’t wait to see what the team get up to next! 

The Night Watch is available from Amazon.

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