The Missing And The Dead (Detective Tom Blake Book 3) 

by J.F. Burgess 

Kindle Edition

The Missing and The Dead might only be novella length, but it doesn’t half pack a lot in to its 156 pages! Brilliant writing!

Having read and loved the first two books in this series I was very much looking forward to reading The Missing and The Dead. The whole series so far has been excellent.

When human remains are found on a demolition site, DI Tom Blake and the team are faced with a murder investigation dating back to the 1970s. It won’t be easy proving anything as forensic evidence is sparse given the amount of time the body has been there.

This isn’t the team’s only worry though. As the investigation progresses it throws up other secrets decades old and leads them to missing children cases. How can these 42-year-old cold cases be linked?

I love the police procedural aspect of these stories. I also love that we also get a bit of insight into the personal lives of Blake and his team.

I love that these books are set in Stoke-on-Trent as I can picture where the characters are when familiar places are mentioned.

I love JF Burgess’ writing style. He always draws me in from the very first page. This story is fast paced, full of suspense, shocking twists, and an ending which made my blood run cold.

I highly recommend!

Many thanks to JF Burgess for my review copy.


If you’re new to this series, you will find the 3 book series here…. Detective Tom Blake book (3 Book Series) (

happy reading!

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