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Bodily Harm

(2017)
(The first book in the George Elms series)
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FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS, THIS CRIME THRILLER WILL KEEP YOU TURNING THE PAGES UNTIL THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION.

One of the grittiest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year.

An edge-of-your-seat crime thriller starts with a vicious stabbing of a pretty teenage girl and her boyfriend on a local bus. She happens to be the mayor’s niece. It’s the final straw for the community. The police are desperate to get results and decide on a risky course of action involving undercover infiltration of the notorious Effingell Estate.

Detective George Elms knows this hellish place extremely well, and his sharp investigative mind is put to work to solve the crime. The police are under immense media pressure and conveniently a local lowlife confesses to the attack. But George is not convinced. There are many layers of criminal and police motivation, and few people are what they seem.

Authentic, fast-paced, and with a touch of black humour, you won’t want to put down BODILY HARM till the nail-biting conclusion.

Who can you trust? And when his family is put at risk will DS George Elms go beyond the law?

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

BODILY HARM is book one of a new series of detective thrillers.

THE AUTHOR
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.

THE SETTING
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK's coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.

THE DETECTIVE
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line he is now responsible for running a team who work the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.

What readers are saying about Charlie Gallagher’s books

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It's one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I've read.” GreatStuff

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

ALSO BY CHARLIE GALLAGHER
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
Book 4: END GAME
Book 5: MISSING
Book 6: THEN SHE RAN
Book 7: HER LAST BREATH

MADDIE IVES
Book 1: HE IS WATCHING YOU
Book 2: HE WILL KILL YOU
Book 3: HE WILL FIND YOU
Book 4: HE KNOWS YOUR SECRETS
Book 5: HE WILL GET YOU
Book 6: THE DEADLY HOUSES

STANDALONE CRIME THRILLERS
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Genre: Mystery

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