I absolutely LOVE this series and Borderlands is another excellent instalment! I cannot recommend it highly enough. Yet again, I have been captivated from the very first page and to say I have been gripped throughout would be a massive understatement.

If you have read any of my reviews for the previous books in this series, you will know how highly I rate them. Whenever LJ Ross has a new release I confidently and excitedly click the pre-order link without even having to read the blurb because I know I am in for a treat as soon as I get the chance to read it! I feel totally blessed that LJ Ross often sends me an early copy. I feel honoured to be able to read the books prior to publication. Imposter is my next read! 😊

In Borderlands Ryan, Phillips and the team are faced with investigating the shooting of a woman during a scheduled army training exercise and a group of extremists who are targeting local religious organisations. As always, nothing is straight forward or without an element of danger and this makes for an exciting, fast-paced read.

There are some scary characters in this story, one who particularly made my skin scrawl.

I really felt for the homeless soldier. What he’s gone through and continues to go through is just heart-breaking. No-one should be living on the streets in this day, and age. Least of all our veterans. I am married to one and I’m an extremely proud wifey. It’s often so difficult for them to adjust to civilian life and they should be afforded any and all the support they might need.

I love the main characters in this series and enjoy how their relationships develop throughout each book.

There is a feelgood aspect to this book which I really enjoyed also. As the author herself says (in a much more eloquent way than me!), amongst all the bad stuff going on in this world there are many people doing a little bit of good in their own little way. This helps to restore my faith in humankind.

Without a doubt another five star read!

I can’t wait for Ryan’s Christmas!


New to this series? Start here…..


happy reading 🙂


9 thoughts on “Borderlands: A DCI Ryan Mystery (Book 14) by L J Ross @LJRoss_author #BookReview

      1. Hi
        I love DCI Ryan and all his friends. I am up to date, having finished The Shrine, I am now looking forward to L J Ross’s next book which I expect will be extremely thrilling. Ryan’s “intuition” is always spot on, he has approached his Dad who has a perfect understanding of his son and his Dad has promised to keep Anna and baby safe!
        I must also say that Jonathan Keeble is the perfect narrator and he is one of my draw cards! Long may the association continue!
        Please, let’s have the next book very soon on Kindle and Audible!!!

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  1. I have read books one to four of the Ryan series, getting them from either Tesco or Morrisons.I have tried to get book five,High Force but can’t get it anywhere,,yet Tesco have for some strange reason sold books one to four then the next they had for sale was book eleven Infirmary????.As we are all experiencing hard times at the moment, I have been able to get the first five books at£4.50 each on offer in the supermarket but can’t afford the higher prices on line.Can anyone suggest where the other books from the series are being sold at the same price, cheers.

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    1. I didn’t realise you could find these books in the supermarkets, as they are self-published. I don’t know anywhere you could get them for £4.50, sorry. The kindle editions are the cheapest option.


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