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Beyond the Point (DI Nick Dixon Crime Book 9) Kindle Edition
DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer, following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west Somerset.
When the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station, work grinds to a halt. The body bears all the hallmarks of yet another random murder at the hands of the escaped killer. Then Dixon finds a motive.
Fighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team, he soon uncovers a family’s desperate search for the truth, exposing a web of corruption and death that will shake the billion pound construction project to its very foundations. But who can be trusted when so much money is at stake?
Can Dixon find the killer under intense pressure from the top of government? And, can he do it before anyone else has to die?
About the Author
Damien Boyd is a solicitor by training and draws on his extensive experience of criminal law, along with a spell in the Crown Prosecution Service, to write fast-paced crime thrillers featuring Detective Inspector Nick Dixon.
- ASIN : B07KHV8F98
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (23 May 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 3402 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 361 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,326 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My only criticism would be that the author can't assume that the reader knows the characters and storylines from the previous books. This story followed on from the events in the last book, which if you hadn't read or had forgotten the plot, meant you were a little confused to start off with.
I have enjoyed Beyond the Point as much of not more than the others. Once again I struggled to put the book down and couldn't wait to pick it up again.
Thank you Damien for being an amazing author and I wait signatures breath for the next in the series of DI Nick Dixon.
Thank you Damien Boyd for giving up the day job to concentrate on writing - your books are so well worth the read.
. I would recommend theses books to anyone who likes crime fiction good characters and plots.
As always, the main investigation is a complex one that requires Nick and his team to delve back into old cases until the motive becomes clear. A lot of the action takes place in the unusual setting of the construction site for a new power station (Hinkley Point C). This is a restricted area and further complicates the investigation, bringing Nick Dixon into conflict with senior officers. Like most other fictional detectives of his rank, he does not have a lot of time for his media-conscious, budget-obsessed superiors, but does not let it hold him back from doing what he needs to do.
Another thread to this gripping story is the poisoning of Dixon’s dog, Monty; as if he did not have enough to contend with. As regular readers will know, Dixon’s favourite way to wind down, and think about the case he’s working on, is to take Monty for a walk on the beach at the end of a long hard day. Nevertheless, he manages to stay focussed on the case as he waits for news of Monty.
Beyond the Point is the ninth book to feature Nick Dixon and his colleagues; one of the reasons I really like reading a series like this is that you are already familiar with the team of detectives, you don’t have to spend time becoming acquainted with them, and you can just jump straight into the story.
The Somerset countryside plays a large part in these books and, if made into a TV series, would surely do for the tourist industry there what the books by Ann Cleeves have done for Shetland and Northumbria. As I didn’t read this immediately when it first came out, there is not long to wait now for the next in the series, Down Among the Dead. I hope there will be many more books in this series.