THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable. Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland....
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Sycamore Gap Reviews
The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up in the North East of England my heart still resides there, and this series transports me back to so many familiar locations. As a teenager I enjoyed many school hiking trips around the area of Hadrian's Wall, and fe ...more
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No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The case is 10 years old and the infamous Hacker, who murdered Ryan’s sister, may have committed it. There is also a conspiracy building a web around him (if you read the previous novel you will know who is in it) and thi ...more
For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up having heard so many rave reviews. And OMG what a series this is, I have read them more or less back to back. And thought it would be easier to write one review for the first three books.
What can I say but this serie ...more
Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island.
When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not as simple as it appears.
As the body count rises, Ryan is caught up in a wild goose chase and it looks like he may have to revisit his previous case despite the official police reports stating that The Circle has disband ...more
What do the centuries old Hadrian’s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel the interlocking puzzles of two murders: The skeleton of a young woman is found hidden within the old Roman wall; apparently it has been interred there for ten years. Soon thereafter, another young woman’s body is fou ...more
This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. The plot relating to The Circle pushes the bounds of credibility a bit though, but I enjoyed how it was linked to Ryan's previous case before Holy Island. It added another layer. The characters of Phillips and MacKe ...more
A woman's body is found buried in Hadrian's Wall. It is the body of Amy Llewelyn who went missing 10 years ago. DCI Ryan and his team recognise the girl as her photo was amongst the possessions of the man responsible for the deaths in the first book in the series. However, when another body is found which was very recently killed the team realise that he couldn't have been responsible.
This book continues the storyline which begins in the first book, of which we are privy to much more informatio ...more
Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happened previously - but why deprive yourself of the first book?!
DCI Ryan is tasked with a murder investigation when skeletal remains are discovered amongst the stones of Hadrian's Wall at Sycamore Gap which is a quie ...more