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Today I am honoured to be joining the blog tour for The Terror Within by Linda Regan. Thanks to Emma at https://damppebbles.com/damppebbles-blog-tours/ for organising this tour and to Linda Regan and Accent Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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CAN THEY SAVE THE HOSTAGES BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT?
Just as DCI Banham and DI Alison Grainger are about to get married, a policeman is shot and all officers are urgently called to the scene.
Banham, a trained hostage negotiator, rushes to the street when he hears his friend, PC Martin Neville, has been injured and taken hostage, along with four others. As Banham tries to negotiate, things go from dangerous to critical, with PC Neville is in a life-threatening condition.
Meanwhile Grainger, having been left at the altar, defies orders and is working on the case from the CCTV room. When the pieces begin to fall together, she finds herself in a deadly situation. With time nearly up, the demands of the hostage-takers are yet to be met and lives remain at risk…
DCI Banham returns in the latest heart racing novel from critically acclaimed author Linda Regan. This fast-paced and gritty thriller is perfect for fans of Lynda La Plante and Kimberley Chambers.
Despite being part of a series, this novel works well as a stand alone. I’m guessing that the relationship between Grainger and Banham is explored and developed in the earlier books however there is enough information to fill in the major gaps.
Imagine it! It’s your wedding day but a call comes in for available police officers to attend a hostage situation in the midst of rioting. Well of course you leave your wedding and run off to do a bit of hostage negotiation. With a good friend of theirs potential shot (or worse) and other members of the force being held, tensions rise between officers, innocent civilians, rioters and between Grainger and himself.
Whilst Banham is trying to negotiate on the front line, Grainger finds herself in a dangerous position after piecing some clues together and making headway making this an intense and thrilling plot.
Regan has taken what begins as a seemingly simple idea and twisted, turned and molded it into a more complex and tense police drama that is excitedly written.
This novel is a very edge of your seat drama and I am looking forward to getting to know these characters a little more by reading the previous books in the series.
Author Bio – Linda Regan
Linda is a successful actress, still best known for her portrayal of April, the sweet yellow-coat, in the BBC award winning comedy Hi-De-Hi. Other programmes she has appeared in include: The Bafta nominated Channel five series: Harry and Cosh, The Bill, London’s Burning, Minder, Gentle Touch, The Knock, a Lynda La Plante series: Framed, to name but a few. Also many films, a season with the RSC, and many good theatre roles. To date she has appeared in nearly a hundred commercials.
She has been writing all her life: short stories, radio, fact and fiction. Her first crime novel was published in 2006, and her subsequent novels have all received excellent reviews.
Published in paperback and digital formats by Headline Accent on 12th December 2019