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The Huntsmen

(The first book in the DS Royston Chase series)
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Book 1 in the DS Royston Chase series.

When DS Royston Chase is called to the scene of a fatal road collision, his task is to identify the girl who died alongside the ex-Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. Paired with the bold and strident DC Claire Laney, Chase is given the task of closing the case quickly and quietly.

But when the girl’s DNA provides a familial link to a child who vanished from her home twenty years earlier, Chase and Laney refuse to accept the coincidence. The pair start looking harder at the ex-cop’s life, at which point they encounter serious opposition. Perhaps deadly serious.

Because the establishment looks after its own, and soon it’s not only their bosses getting in the way of a thorough investigation. Chase and Laney find themselves seemingly at odds with everyone, fighting to save their own reputations as well as the case. But neither will rest until they identify their young victim, no matter what the cost...

Early reviews:

'Very keen to see more of Royston and Claire as they are a brilliant pairing and are a breath of fresh air in the world of detective novels.'
‘As a fan of Bliss, it is was impossible not to initially draw comparisons between the two, but after a couple of chapters, I was hooked into the plot and had forgotten about Bliss, Chandler & co.’
‘What a great story and what a superb storyteller Tony is.’
‘What a ripper of a read and just first class.’
‘A fantastic read from Tony J Forder, the author of the very successful DI Bliss series.’
‘Wow! What an amazing start to a new series.’
‘This is bound to be a surefire hit and I'm sure Tony will get a new batch of fans as a result. It certainly would be well deserved. I cannot wait to see what is in store next for Chase and Laney.’
‘Oh what a treat, what a delight!’
'Tony has a talent- a rare and wonderful thing for making characters come alive very quickly and making them real.’
‘I can’t wait for the next one. Love Royston.’

What readers have to say about the author:

"Fans of Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch are going to love this series!"

"The author is hugely talented and ranks, in my opinion, with the likes of Peter James and Val McDermid."
Maggie James - bestselling author

"Just a word of warning - prepare to be in tears, on the edge of your seat and gobsmacked in equal measure. A triumph!"
Liz Mistry - bestselling author

Genre: Mystery

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