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Newly appointed to the Major Crimes Team, DI Joe Faraday investigates the brutal murder of a local prison officer, Sean Coughlin—and begins to build a disturbing picture of the dead man’s life. With few friends and many enemies, Coughlin appears to have been a murder waiting to happen. Was the killer a recently released prisoner with a homicidal grudge? Or do the clues leaNewly appointed to the Major Crimes Team, DI Joe Faraday investigates the brutal murder of a local prison officer, Sean Coughlin—and begins to build a disturbing picture of the dead man’s life. With few friends and many enemies, Coughlin appears to have been a murder waiting to happen. Was the killer a recently released prisoner with a homicidal grudge? Or do the clues lead to Coughlin’s past? Deadlight forces Joe Faraday to step outside the investigative process and explore a wider violence—not just the darkness cast by an evil man, but the ever-deepening shadows of a half-forgotten war....

Title : Deadlight
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ISBN : 9780752858906
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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Deadlight Reviews

  • Bev Taylor
    2018-10-17 13:03

    a d i joe faraday novel joe has been appointed to the elite major crimes team. he is tasked to investigate the brutal murder of a local prison officer who no-one seems to like. and with a list of enemies that long where do u begin? as the inquiry develops a disturbing picture begins to develop and could the murder be linked back as far as an episode in the falklands 2 decades ago? good plot and wonderful characterisation of both places and people. of the latter, winter stands out. a police office not in the major crimes tea\m who works well below the radar look forward to reading more of faraday bev

  • Dorothy
    2018-10-07 16:07

    DI Joe Faraday is now working Major Crimes, an important new assignment for a boss he respects, where he wants to do well. He is faced with investigating the brutal murder of a prison guard, Sean Coughlin. The problem is, as the investigation reveals, Coughlin was a terrible person who had gone through his life bullying and brutalizing people and making any number of enemies who would be glad to see him dead. So which one, or ones, acted on that impetus is the question.There is a subplot here as there always is in these books. Actually, two subplots. One involves DC Paul Winter and the continual reckless abandon and disregard for rules that he displays in doing his job. The only thing that saves him from summary dismissal is the inconvenient fact that he actually gets results. This time he is dead set on bringing in the "little scrote" who was responsible for killing one of Winter's informants.The other subplot also involves Winter. His partner Dawn Ellis has made a seriously bad decision in regard to male companionship. She has taken on a recent transfer from the Met named Corbett who turns out to have some very kinky practices for which Dawn is made to suffer. Winter sets out to right things for her. The way his does it - which benefits both him and Ellis - makes for an interesting read.Hurley is a good writer and he has mastered the telling of the police procedural. He maintains interest by telling his story from the different perspectives of his different characters. In the end, it all adds up to a satisfying conclusion. This is well-written and believable series. I look forward to reading more of it.

  • Cathy Cole
    2018-10-16 11:50

    This is one of my favorite British police procedural series. Faraday is a determined investigator who demands truth and justice. As a widower, he hasn't had an easy time of raising his deaf son by himself, but he's done a good job-- even though both his job and his son have had him hiking out to commune with the birds he loves so much. (Some detectives hit the bottle, others listen to jazz or opera, Faraday goes bird watching.) Joe's son is pretty much independent at this stage and even helps during the investigation. I've enjoyed watching him grow up during this series.The case is an absolute beast of a maze. Coughlin went out of his way to be hated, and his decades of practice stood him in good stead. Faraday has his hands full weeding through all the suspects, and his efforts at piecing together the dead man's history are hampered by a brick wall called the Royal Navy. I found the entire plot thread of the Falklands war to be very interesting, and Hurley uses it to give readers a slight advantage that Faraday does not have. (It doesn't mean that we get to the resolution any quicker however.)As usual, the Portsmouth setting is superb from its wildlife habitats to the mean city streets. Hurley seems to be a writer that's not all that well known outside of the UK. It's a pity because his books are excellent, but that lack of "world renown" also makes me feel as though I'm getting an insider's look at his patch of England. His books aren't polished up or toned down for international audiences. It's an insider's look that I appreciate and keep coming back to for more.

  • Spuddie
    2018-10-01 15:09

    Another good read in the mystery series featuring Joe Faraday, recently transferred to the Major Crimes unit in Portsmouth. Surrounded by interesting supporting characters, this book deals with a murder that has its roots in the Falklands war, where the murdered man served aboard a ship that was sunk in the conflict with nineteen men lost. As Faraday and his team begin ruling out suspects with more recent involvement with the victim, they find a bit of an obstruction when it comes to getting cooperation with the Royal Navy.Looking forward to the next in this series--there's always a good mix of police procedure and personal character development & storyline which makes them interesting.

  • Mary
    2018-10-06 13:50

    The Portsmouth detective in this series is a well developed character with a deaf son. This book was not as enjoyable as the earlier ones. Just merely OK. The plot was not as interesting, about the murder of a man who was not the victim in an opening sequence set in the Falklands War. It took too long to close the circle

  • Linda
    2018-09-22 10:11

    Very good series with strong characters and interesting plots. In this one a prison guard, universally disliked, is found beaten to death in his home. Suspicion initially falls on a recently released prisoner, but the answer reaches back to the Falklands war.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-06 13:01

    Actually I really like this - nearly made 4 stars. Bit of a soap opera now after reading several of the books but I do care about Winter and Dawn - still enjoy the deaf angle, still find the bird watching a bit of a cringe.

  • Jo
    2018-09-30 09:51

    Another interesting story from Graham Hurley although Faraday is somewhat lugubrious, Winter is a much more compelling character. I can't wait to find out what has happened to Winter's career in the next instalment!

  • Sandra
    2018-10-13 12:47

    Graham Hurley is masterful in his ability to scatter police procedural information, local knowledge and the ornithological around the creation of Faraday and his surrounding detectives. His books rarely fail to entertain.

  • Karen Kausche
    2018-09-23 15:55

    Excellent book

  • Roxane
    2018-09-21 12:08

    DI Faraday has transferred to Major Crimes - story involves ex-servicemen, flash backs to the Falklands War, friendship, and payback.

  • JenniferB
    2018-10-10 09:15

    Again set in Portsmouth, but again too hard bitten

  • Kate
    2018-10-12 09:58

    A terrific, if somewhat gloomy, series.

  • Auntie M Graff
    2018-10-04 12:10

    Another great installment from the Joe Faraday series. Hurley consistently creates a character-driven novel in this British police series; check out the rest!

  • Gary Van Cott
    2018-10-12 13:12

    3.5 stars. Generally ok although it drags more than a bit. While the main case is resolved at the end there are a number of other issues that aren't.

  • Sharada
    2018-09-28 12:15

    quite interesting, especially the psychological effects of the sinking of the Sheffield and other ships during the Falklands War. Very thorough in police procedures and stuff. Fluid style, too.

  • Mary Ellen
    2018-09-21 10:46

    Bleak, but rewarding.

  • Myrna
    2018-09-28 13:49

    3.5/5 stars.