4 out of 4 stars
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The 11:05 murders by Brian O’Hare is the 2nd book in the Inspector Sheehan series. It is a murder mystery with almost 400 pages, and it’s available as an e-book, paperback, or hardcover on Amazon for $2.50, $13.99, or $24.99 respectively.
Detective Sergeant Denise Stewart has just been promoted and transferred to the Strandtown police department and will be working in the Serious Crimes Unit under Inspector Jim Sheehan. She just has one thing left to do from her old position; she must testify against her old boss who, she discovered, was laundering money. With help from the Prosecutor, she testifies and her old boss is sent to jail, and her old colleagues are not happy. Her first homicide happens on a Tuesday night at 11:05. As she looks over the victim’s laptop, she finds some encrypted files. She is sure it has something to do with his murder. But all it is, is an obituary and a photograph from 12 years before. While she is trying to figure out how, or even if, this is connected to the murder she starts to feel someone is following her. Then one of her teammates is the victim of a hit and run, twice, and she starts getting phone calls from an anonymous informant feeding her information regarding the murder. When a second man is murdered the following Tuesday at 11:05, they realize they probably have 1 week to put all of the clues together or they will probably have more bodies. Who is her informant, and how does he know so much? Who is trying to kill her teammate? Could the 12 year old obituary and photo lead her to the answers and the murderer? And can they stop the murderer before he or she strikes again?
With this being the second book in this series, I think it needs to be said that it is also a stand alone novel. You do not have to read the first book to know what is going on in this one. The Author does an excellent job introducing each character and developing them throughout the book. The plot is interesting and the book itself is very well written.
I didn’t want to put this book down. The farther I got into it, the more I wanted answers. Every time I thought I had it figured out, there would be a twist that I didn’t see coming. It kept me guessing until the very end. The only small negative to this book is that it is set in Northern Ireland; therefore, some of the words are spelled differently than what I am used to.
Overall, I enjoyed this book very much. I give The 11:05 Murders a 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good murder mystery; however, I would also caution readers to be aware there is some adult language in the book
The 11.05 Murders
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