A little bit about the book:
Title: Dead Embers (DCI Michael Lambert #3)
Author: Matt Brolly
Release Date: 6th March 2017
Genre: Crime Thriller
We pick up with DCI Lambert following what appears to be a house fire but inside the bodies of a senior police officer and her husband is found. Their child, traumatized but alive. It starts this way, drawing you in with the cruel deaths and becomes a twisting tale of terror and deception. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the ending in particular was stellar. Theres nothing worse than a crime thriller that doesnt have a satisfying ending for me!
Now, I haven't read the first two books in the series but I can assure Dead Embers is readable as a stand alone novel. At times the back up of information from the previous books is a little tedious but that settles down past the first few chapters. Its hardly a complaint as it allows Dead Embers to be taken as a whole, and not judged compared to the other books.
Overall, I throughly recommend the book. I'm giving it a 8.5/10 rating, and hopefully I'll get chance to read the first two in the series soon!
About the author:
Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. He reads widely across all genres, and is currently working on the third in his Michael Lambert thriller series. Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children.