Cuthbert’s Way: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 17)
by LJ Ross
Cuthbert’s Way has been on my TBR list for far too long, for one reason and another, but it was well worth the wait! It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of LJ Ross and her DCI Ryan books, and I have absolutely loved book 17 of this awesome series.
I know I’ve probably said this in previous reviews, but I love that I feel like I personally know some of the characters throughout this series. Each new book is like catching up with old friends. I find these books such a comfort to read, and always difficult to put down. I’ve had a few late nights recently!
In Cuthbert’s Way Ryan, and the team, find themselves investigating mysterious thefts. When the investigation leads them down a dangerous path, putting those closest to Ryan at risk, he faces his most terrifying race against time yet. His distress was palpable, and I could feel his panic rising. My heart was beating so fast, and I don’t think I took a breath for pages! Brilliant writing as always.
Character led but with an excellent plot there is nothing not to like about this book.
As well as the action and the police procedural side of things, which is so skilfully written, I love the personal aspect of these stories. I have loved seeing the relationships which have developed. I do talk to my husband about these characters as if I know them. He is used to me now and knows exactly who I mean even though he hasn’t read the books himself.
Each of these books could be read as a standalone, but I have read them in order from the start as I prefer to do so.
I highly recommend this book, and all of the series! I am very much looking forward to book 18.