British crime writer David Jackson bases his novels in New York city. His protagonist is Detective Callum Doyle. To read his books, you would never guess they were written by a Brit. They are authentic, intelligent, full of wit and that deep, worn, comes with life kind of wisdom. Jackson already has three novels published in the Doyle series, but he announced on his website last week that he and his agent Oli Munson of AM Heath, were changing direction. That he felt his work needed a wider readership and with that in mind, they decided to go with the Amazon, agented only, White Glove programme.
Yesterday saw that release happen. His new book is called Cry Baby. It is the fourth Callum Doyle book.
Having already read it, I can tell you it is utterly fantastic and unputdownable. You don’t need to have read the previous three Doyle books to read this one as it can easily be read as a standalone as a lot of the focus is on Erin and no back history of Doyle is needed. Though I know that once you’ve read Jackson’s brilliant writing and ease of storytelling, you will want to go back to the start. He has a unique style that is so easy to read. I found myself ridiculously invested in the characters, and I don’t just mean the main characters. The secondary characters in this book are just stunning. I had my heart stolen, I shed tears and I smiled every time I saw them pop up.
I also screamed at the book because lets remember, it’s a crime book, bad things happen and Jackson makes sure you’re right there and invested when they do.
I’m so invested, I’m already waiting for Callum Doyle 5 please!
Cry Baby by David Jackson
It’s every mother’s nightmare – the abduction of her baby.That’s how it starts for Erin Vogel when she is attacked and left unconscious in her apartment. When she awakes, it is to find that Georgia, her six-month-old daughter, has been taken.But Erin is given a chance to get Georgia back. At an unthinkable price.Like most mothers, she has always said she would do anything for her child. Now the strength of that bond is about to be put to the ultimate test.And when her actions arouse the interest of a certain Detective Callum Doyle, one thing is inevitable: a confrontation that will be as explosive as it is unforgettable.From the highly acclaimed author of Pariah, The Helper and Marked comes a nerve-shredding novel that questions the line we draw between good and evil.