Reviewed by Dan
SERIES: The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 1
AUTHOR: Robert Innes
LENGTH: 200 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2016
Harrison Baxter lives on a farm with his parents, on the outskirts of the village of Harmschapel. It’s picturesque, idyllic and tranquil – but Harrison is far from happy. His parent’s marriage is strained to say the least and on top of that, his boyfriend, Daniel, has been mentally and physically abusing him for years. After he finds himself with one bruise too many, Harrison has had enough. But when he plucks up the courage to finally end his violent relationship, Harrison’s life is changed forever when Daniel is found murdered in the most bizarre circumstances.
Detective Sergeant Blake Harte has moved to Harmschapel after his own relationship ended in tatters. But moving to a quiet village after working his way up the ranks in a city brings its own set of problems and Blake soon finds himself at odds with new colleagues who aren’t used to his style of policing. But when he is called upon to investigate the mysterious and impossible murder at Halfmile Farm, Blake finds himself facing the most challenging case of his career.
So how can Daniel have been shot in a locked shed that nobody could possibly have escaped from?
Is anybody really Untouchable?
I really like the “Customers who bought this item also bought” line on Amazon. While there and posting a review on a book I read recently, I stumbled on this one. If this first installment is any indication, I’m going to like this series a lot.
In Untouchable, we’re introduced to Detective Sergeant Blake Harte who has just left the City of Manchester and transferred to a small town out in the middle of nowhere. The move was precipitated by Blake finding his partner in bed with a woman, and being told he had been replaced by her. Not something he expected from his partner, who is obviously gay, or so Blake thought.
Now in the boonies, almost the minute he arrives in town, there is a murder. A gay man’s lover is killed in an impossible manner. There was no way anyone could get to him to do it. Blake takes charge and tries to figure out how it happened.
I thought the author did a great job at keeping me entertained and caught up in the story. There were some surprises along the way, particularly when it got closer to the end of the book and we started to learn whodunit.
I really enjoyed this light detective mystery. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes that type of story. As for me, I’m heading over to one click on book two!