Old Friends and New Enemies by Owen Mullen – Review

Title – Old Friends and New Enemies (Charlie Cameron #2)
Author –  Owen Mullen
Genre – Crime Fiction
Length –   338 Pages
Publication – January 2016
My Rating – 5/5 Stars

Synopsis

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Ian Selkirk had been stabbed through the heart and dumped in the loch.
Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival as Charlie goes up against a notorious Glasgow gangster. Jimmy Rafferty is ruthless. Even his own family are terrified of him. He wants to use Charlie to get something for him. And Jimmy Rafferty always gets what he wants.
Only one problem.
Charlie doesn’t know where it is.

Review

This is the second book to feature PI Charlie Cameron, I loved the first book so had high hopes for this one.. it delivered..bucket loads

Some of my favourite characters are back. Namely Andrew Geddes and Pat Logue, these two from opposite ends of the spectrum can keep me amused for hours

So you want to know a little about the plot. Well once again Charlie is stretched to the limit with not only personal issues but also work and it’s these competing storylines that make these books so interesting. Love, Friendship, Family and Business all compete for Charlie’s attention in this one

This is a really personal case for Charlie. While out on a job he gets pulled into the world of Ian Selkirk a onetime friend of his. Ian got himself into a spot of bother and with Charlie looking into things some people suspect he might know more than he does..

I don’t want to go into too much of the plot.. it would seriously ruin the enjoyment for you but let’s just say there’s more than one blast from the past for our favourite PI and this time Andrew Geddes isn’t the only police officer involved.. Will this new detective want to help Charlie? Read it and find out 🙂

There’s an underlying case playing out also involving Cecelia McNeil and her missing husband. With so much on his plate this case doesn’t get his full attention but our Charlie always gets the job done and how this one ends shocked me to say the least.. loved it.

I think the thing I enjoy the most about these books is that it’s dark crime.. just because Charlie is the good guy in this doesn’t mean he’s going to have everything his way and with this story in particular right up until near the end you really didn’t know how he would make it out of the situation he got himself into

For me the best part of the book has to be Pat Logue.. that loveable rogue develops so much for me.. his whole character.. I just love him.

Charlie himself developed during this one also. We learn more about his family and it added a bit of depth to him that I felt was needed

I really enjoy this book. Gripping, intriguing, dark and one hell of a ride.

My thanks go to the author for the chance to read/review their work

To find out more head to Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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