Gallowstree Lane

Gallowstree Lane


Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw's not interested in the infantry. Shaw likes the proper criminals, the ones who can plan things.

For two years he's been painstakingly building evidence against an organized network, the Eardsley Bluds. Operation Perseus is about to make its arrests.

So when a low-level Bluds member is stabbed to death on Gallowstree Lane, Shaw's priority is to protect his operation. An investigation into one of London's tit for tat killings can't be allowed to derail Perseus and let the master criminals go free.

But there's a witness to the murder, fifteen-year-old Ryan Kennedy. Already caught up in Perseus and with the Bluds, Ryan's got his own demons and his own ideas about what's important.

As loyalties collide and priorities clash, a chain of events is triggered that draws in Shaw's old adversary DI Sarah Collins and threatens everyone with a connection to Gallowstree Lane...

Our Review

Gallowstree Lane by Kate London was a non-starter for me. I only got a small percentage of the way into the book before I decided to stop.

The small part of the book I read was ok, the stabbing and the off-duty paramedic trying to save the boys life, the boy’s friend abandoning him. My trouble came when the police officers were introduced because I hadn’t realised this was part of a series and I had no bond with them as characters because there wasn’t a great deal of detail on them.

I think my main problem may have been that I was suffering from a book hangover after reading The Glass Woman. A very different kind of book that kept hold of me and maybe that is why I just couldn’t get into Gallowstree Lane.

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