Brought in Dead by Jack Higgins is my Recycled book reading challenge book, even though I quite much discontinued the RBRC, apparently I am still reading the books. This is the 2nd book of the Nick Miller series.

Set in London in the 60’s, this suspenseful book provides a real look into police procedure of the era. The detective (Nick Miller) comes across a young suicide victim, who is not a suicide at all but is actually a murder victim. And the story continues in the search of Justice. Β It is difficult to discuss this book in depth without giving away the entire story. I very much dislike it when someone tells me all the suspenseful bits and then there is really not so much left for me to discover myself by reading. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a good read for you also. I would say that it is a medium level suspense read. Not so difficult as to easily fall of the wagon and get lost in the characters plots, but complicated enough to keep the readers interest.

As with any series, it is always best to start reading from the beginning and forward in the correct order. This is one of the points that frustrates me with this challenge. If I find a book in english that I can read for this challenge, I only purchase the one – as most times it is all you will find in a used items shop – and I never purchase books that say on the cover that they are part of a series. Then I find myself reading book 5 out of 12 and I never really know the backstory or the in depth characterisation. So I am always missing that important information.

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae
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6 Comments

      1. The one that sticks in my mind is Exocet, but it may be quite dated now. You may also enjoy Ken Follet.
        It’s crazy, but so many of the new thrillers and adventure thrillers traditionally published these days have such frustrating final plot twists that you wonder if you should actually read on.
        Fortunately, there’s always indie and recycled books to turn to πŸ˜€

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      2. Exocet? Haven’t every heard of that one. I will google it πŸ™‚ I do like Ken Follet’s writing.
        I agree with you totally about this! Glad that you feel same way πŸ™‚

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