Dark Game by Rachel Lynch

OUT: 29 Jan 2018




Kelly’s gut turned over as she realised the danger she was in. She heard no sirens. She knew that she was simply collateral. To these men who made a lot of money from the suffering of others, they’d have no problem snuffing her out.

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth…


This is a terrific first in a series of at least four books, see information below, and Rachel Lynch’s second book to be published.

It is a gritty police procedure, well written, structured and very believable. Rachel Lynch brings together three threads from the seedy underbelly of a Cumbria she describes with a certainty which comes from knowing the area so well and builds up the tension to deliver a book which is a gripping read right to the end.

With thanks to Canelo via NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in return for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5*


ISBN 9781788630153

Format: Kindle Edition – currently £1.99 on pre-order at Amazon: PRE-ORDER DARK GAME by Rachel Lynch
File Size: 700.0 KB
Print Length: 305 pages
Publisher: Canelo (29 Jan. 2018)

Canelo was founded in 2015. In addition to the main Canelo list, it also incorporates the Frisch & Co and Abandoned Bookshop imprints.


Meet the Author: https://www.canelo.co/company/blog/meet-author-rachel-lynch/

Author: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rachel-Lynch/e/B00LPMBVUU

Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria, studied History at the University of Lancaster and gained her Post graduate Certificate of Education at the Institute of Education, London.She then worked as a History Teacher in London before marrying an Army Officer in 2001. ‘The Dependants’ was her first novel. She is now represented by Peter Buckman, the Ampersand Agency and published by Canelo. Dark Game is the first book in her DI Kelly Porter series. Canelo signed the first three books in the DI Kelly Porter series and Rachel is currently writing the fourth.



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