No Time to Cry

No Time to Cry is James Oswald’s new crime series. It’s so good that I raced through a lot of it, and rested a little here and there, because it got so scary/exciting that I needed to let my nerves ping back to neutral again.

These things happen.

James has a female detective this time, but apart from the swearing Constance Fairchild does – mainly to fit in – she’s quite close to Tony McLean in her social background, by which I mean she’s [originally] well connected, except she doesn’t get on with her immediate family.

James Oswald, No Time to Cry

No Time to Cry starts with Con walking in on the murder scene of her boss Pete. Before long she’s accused of killing him and suspended from the London Met.

She obviously needs something to do, so apart from trying to stay alive when different people take turns attempting to murder her, Con starts digging into the disappearance of a childhood friend.

Before long it seems that nothing she does is terribly safe, and I began worrying about the various older females near her, and an unexpected cat, hoping there was to be no more Mrs McCutcheon-ing, with or without cat.

Great crime thriller, complete with a character from the Tony McLean books. I look forward to seeing what will happen next.

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