By Mark Pettinger
Bookbaby, 201 pages,
Published in June 2012
Source: Received from author in exchange for my unbiased review.
DCI Jonny Priest, fresh from his recent promotion bids a fond farewell to The Metropolitan Police and heads north west for a new challenge with the Greater Manchester Police Force. He is immediately thrown into a murder investigation; a teenager brutally murdered in a nightclub. Priest soon realises that this is not the first murder of its kind in the area, and with a truly sinster pattern emerging, DCI Priest and his team have a race against time to prevent further deaths.
Fresh starts never quite delivering the promises they hold; DCI Priest is met with two elements from his past - one very much welcome, the other tragic and long forgotten. Has he got what it takes to lead and inspire a new team? Can he keep his personal challenges from impacting on his work life ? Can he catch a serial killer before he strikes again?
- Goodreads.com description
For a girl who read cute, swoonish YA books, it's a pretty big deal when she goes ravishing about a thriller book. Although, if you think about it again, I do love watching Castle and NCIS. Seriously? Love? No. OBSESSED. And that is how it is too with The Decalogue.
DCI Priest was assigned to Manchester to solve a murder case that turns out to be a serial killer case. The murderer kills his victims using the 7 Amendments as his/her blueprint.
This is like, my first crime book. I’ve watched crime shows but I’ve never read one. I guess I wanted to try something new, and I did, and I LOVED it! :D
I guess my only complain of the book is that it’s a little bit dragging in the middle of the book. The pace was slower somehow. Despite that, The Decalogue wasn’t anywhere near the danger where I felt like putting the book down. In fact, I read it in one sitting! That’s like, amazing for a book I’ve never tried reading. Plus, the author keeps it interesting throughout the book when he puts DCI Priest’s private life too.