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Shot Through the Heart by Isabelle Grey
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Shot Through the Heart

by Isabelle Grey

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Shot Through The Heart – A Gripping Thriller

Isabelle Grey’s experience of being a television screenwriter shines throughout Shot Through The Heart, as she knows how to set up a storyline and build tension to a crescendo at the end. Throughout the book we see the amount of in depth research that has gone in to this book, Shot Through The Heart is a screenplay for the mind.

Grace Fisher has not long moved in to her new house in Essex and was spending Christmas day with Lance her bagman and his partner Peter. When a call from Police HQ comes through to tell her there has been a mass shooting in a small town and she needs to get there and begin the search. By the time she arrives she knows that there are five dead, plus the gun man shoots himself in the Church grounds. To make matters worse one of those dead is a serving Police Officer, so she knows the pressure will be on.

This case brings her back in to contact with crime reporter Ivo Sweatman who had spoken up for her when she had her problems back in the Kent Constabulary. As the investigation deepens Lance’s partner is killed outside a gay bar which is subsequently removed from her due to the secret service Mi5 requesting things be transferred.

As evidence grows of police corruption, she is blocked at every turn, by her colleagues and she certainly does not want to upset the Police Federation. When a young witness goes missing, the parents turn to Grace to help them find their girl as the pressure builds on her.

As an ex-con is shot on his way to a hospital appointment the clues start to pile up especially when she gets a break in the case. Grace knows that she will still have to work hard to find the killer but also make sure she has the evidence to convict them.

Isabelle Grey deals with what could be a complex case of police corruption and murder with a light touch that does not drag you in to the minutia that would bore. We are given an opportunity to see Grace as a leader and the inner workings of a Major Investigations Team looking in to what is a complex serious incident, while fighting some who do not want her to find the truth.

Shot Through The Heart is an excellent thriller that sees Grace Fisher develop in her new Police role in Essex, and leave you wanting to see how her character will develop. Isabelle Grey knows how to capture the imagination of the reader and keep them interested until the end. ( )
  atticusfinch1048 | Mar 14, 2016 |
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The second DI Grace Fisher thriller from screenwriter and novelist Isabelle Grey When a lone shooter claims the lives of five people on Christmas Day before turning the gun on himself, it's up to DI Grace Fisher to find out, not who did it, but why and how. Tracing the illegal weapon and its deadly load of homemade bullets, she soon uncovers a toxic web of police corruption, personal vendettas and revenge. But when the enemy is within, who will believe her? As threats to her safety mount up and the strain of secrecy begins to wreck her friendships, Grace must decide how far she wants to pursue justice - and at what cost.… (more)

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