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Dark Houses THE STUNNING NEW CRIME MYSTERY FEATURING D I GRECO BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H DURRANTA young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece toge

  • Title: Dark Houses
  • Author: Helen H. Durrant
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  • THE STUNNING NEW CRIME MYSTERY FEATURING D.I GRECO BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H DURRANTA young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece together her life as quickly as possible Within twenty four hours there is another horrific murder using the same method The detectives realise that the victims are random buTHE STUNNING NEW CRIME MYSTERY FEATURING D.I GRECO BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H DURRANTA young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece together her life as quickly as possible Within twenty four hours there is another horrific murder using the same method The detectives realise that the victims are random but the locations are not The killer is concerned with finding the right house somewhere he won t be disturbed as he pursues his evil plan When a man walks into the station and confesses, it looks like the case is closed But Greco s not convinced and soon he ll be fighting to save the woman who s most important to him in a stunningly tense and emotional conclusion Can Greco keep himself and his team under control as the criminal gets personal If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer DARK HOUSES is the second book in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.I Greco Stephen Greco has moved to Oldston after his wife divorced him He doesn t like the place much but he wants to stay close to their daughter, Matilda He is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D Easy to admire, but difficult to like The series is set in the fictional industrial northern English town of Oldston.

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    1. DARK HOUSES by Helen H Durrant, is book 2 in the D. I. Greco series. I have read all of her books including Book 1 of this series called DARK MURDER. This is a mystery, a police procedural novel, that is easy to read, but still with some twists and surprises to keep the reader happy.The series is set in the fictional industrial northern English town of Oldston. The novels opens with the killer, setting up a mentally ill person, Neville Dakin, to take the fall for his crimes. Then a young twenty [...]


    2. First, I would like to express my thanks to Joffe Books / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Helen H. Durrant is sure to be a new and rising star in the English thriller market. Dark Houses is the second installment in the D.I. Stephen Greco series. Durrant is uncannily similar to Angela Marsons and Sharon Bolton. Durrant does fine, yet interesting writing in Dark Houses.D.I. Greco is having some complications in his life, both at home and at work. [...]


    3. Copy courtesy of NetGalleyWhen a book's title says: "a gripping detective thriller", I generally read the novel just to scoff at the author's presumption. However, this book was definitely gripping and thrilling!!!! Even an old detective-novel, thriller, investigative genius like myself was confounded and kept guessing. The underlying character development blew up and became fully integrated with the main storyline. If you want a classic who-dunnit, which is entertaining and a quick read -- add [...]


    4. Really enjoyed this, was great to see the character stories develop alongside the police case storyline. The police case was as gruesome as I've grown accustomed to and kept me guessing as to who was pulling the strings. I look forward to future books in the series.


    5. Thank you NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Detective Stephen Greco leads a team as they find the body of a young woman brutally raped and murdered in an empty house. Before long another body has turned up under similar circumstances and they realise they have a serial killer on their hands. We soon discover that whoever is behind these crimes has manipulated a young man with schizophrenia into helping him commit these acts and use him to cove [...]


    6. Second in this particular series, it does well as a stand-alone. There are a few little things touched on from the first book, but nothing that will leave the reader wondering.Stephen Greco is back with his team and still trying to get them co-ordinated and working as a real team. One of them seems to be totally disconnected from being in law enforcement and is still trying to decide what he wants to be when he grows up.Two young women have been abducted and brutally raped, tortured and murdered [...]


    7. I've read all of Durrant's previous books, and this is a fine addition to the collection. It is the second in the Stephen Greco series. It carries on from Dark Murder.Greco is not a people person, but he has opened up to Grace, his DC. There is new trouble in his relationship with his ex-wife, with whom he is reconciling. Greco's team has been a mishmash, but they all step up with this case while Greco breaks down.The case is gruesome with no leads. Forensics eventually gathers some evidence, an [...]


    8. A bizarre murderer is about, detective Greco has to find out who it is and why? A good fast paced book, I'll look forward to more. It has a solid centre about the police team, then the murder & the hunt around it.Really enjoyed this


    9. I would like to thank NetGalley, Joffe Books, and Helen H. Durrant for an advanced copy of Dark Houses for an honest review.The second book in the D.I. Greco series Dark Houses is an edge of your seat page turner. A killer who sets up a mentally ill fall guy. Two murders within 24 hours, and a team that has yet to become the cohesive force they can be. As Greco's team works together to find a serial killer we learn a bit more about the characters and what makes them who they are. I definitely re [...]



    10. In all honesty I am absolutely kicking myself. The reason for my self flagellation is that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m disappointed that I haven’t read it sooner. This is a good, solid police procedural which drew me in from start to finish. I haven’t read a novel by Helen H Durrant before but I can guarantee I will be more from this author in the future.I loved Detective Stephen Greco. He’s my sort of protagonist. He suffers from OCD and although this didn’t play a particul [...]



    11. This is the second book in the "DI Grecco" series which is a spin off the Ms. Durrants "Dead" or "Calladine and Bayliss" series. It worked well as a stand alone book, but I do recommend Dark Murder (the first book) as it was a really good read. Thanks to the author, Net Galley and Joffe books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a honest review.Dark Houses provides another great plot for DI Grecco and his team. Dark Houses was a really good title choice for this plot as well. The story p [...]


    12. spookyshouseofbooks.what I thought of it:5 stars all the wayI actually received a copy of it form NetGalley in a change for my honest opinion and what can I say I loved it, its the first time I ever picked up a book by this author and I'm so glad that I did, not one did it let me down, it kept me hooked and pulled into the story , loved the characters and its also a first time I've ever read a book where one of the characters has OCD. There's so much I loved about this book : its full of surpris [...]


    13. I have read several of Helen Durrant's books and have enjoyed all of them. Each can be read as a stand alone novel and still be enjoyed. DI Stephen Greco is trying to get his team to work together as a team when women's bodies start to turn up in "For Sale" houses. There are no clues and then a man walks into the police station and confesses. When DI Greco's wife goes missing it turns personal. Another great read by Helen Durrant. I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance [...]


    14. Thank you to Netgalley for a chance to review.What a fantastic book, it could read well as a stand alone, but is the second in the Grecco series. The book centres around gruesome murders of teens, which is well written, and described.The nature of the book is to keep you guessing, which it certainly did, without dragging out the plot.Look forward to reading the next instalment.


    15. I read this book in a day, another great crime thriller featuring D.I. Greco and his team. I love the way Helen brings the characters to life with background information especially about Greco's OCD which he battles on a daily basis. Thank you for the ARC, I can't wait for the next in the series.


    16. Helens books just keep on getting better and better. A gruesome book. I couldn't put it down. I received a copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley



    17. Easy to read, conversational style, fast paced book. Murder by a man with schizophrenia - was it really A.N. Other or not.


    18. Gripping readFound this almost impossible to put down. Thought I had worked out the perpetrator but I was completely wrong. Can't wait to read the sequel!


    19. Another winner.This author keeps getting better and better.Here we have a different police officer and new team. Very fast paced.


    20. TerrificI find it hard putting Helen Durrant book's down. I won't to know what will happen next. To many late night's.


    21. The body of a young girl is found in an empty house, horrifically disfigured, raped and murdered before being left suspended from the ceiling. When DI Stephen Greco and his team are assigned the case, they find there are no clear motives for why anyone would want to hurt her. When a second body is found just one day later, and a series of taunting tweets start to appear on line, they have to face the fact that this is just the start. With no suspects, no trace evidence and a killer who seems to [...]



    22. My review of Dark Houses by Helen Durrant.I’d been meaning to read one of Helen Durrant’s book for some time and am kicking myself for not doing so earlier. I bought Dark Houses only a few days ago and was surprised how speedily I reached the end. From the start, it was easy to rattle through the chapters, due to the flowing, fast-paced action and the author’s uncomplicated style of writing. This involving story takes place roughly where I live, making the book feel particularly relevant. [...]


    23. Having read and enjoyed the Calladine & Bayliss series as well as the previous book in this new series, it was a no brainer that I was going to read this book. Like the first in series, the crime was interesting and original. Young women are being brutally murdered in empty houses; the previous owners having gone into rest homes. Victims appear to be random and soon the killings become a little too personal for one of the team of police investigating. The storyline follows through nicely wit [...]


    24. Wow. That is my first reaction at having finished this novel. It was a gripping thrill ride that kept you guessing right up until the thoroughly surprising ending. Unlike the first novel in this series (that I admit I had my doubts about at first), it seems as though everything came together with this one - the characters worked well together, the story is fast paced, and the plot-line is believable. One of the things that I enjoyed most about this book is that the killer seemed so obvious - rig [...]


    25. I would like to thank Netgalley and Joffe Books for an advance copy of Dark Houses, the second instalment of Ms Durrant's DI Stephen Greco series. The novel opens with an unnamed man grooming mentally ill Neville Dakin to take responsibility for his crimes. It then switches to the gruesome murder of Jessie Weston, a local woman in her 20s. Such is the brutality of the crime that the team are almost immediately thinking serial killer and the hunt is on. The novel takes us through the investigatio [...]


    26. Dark Houses is an anomaly in reading for me because I was both deterred and compelled to read the book to its conclusion. The fast paced plot and an absolute need to confirm the outcome provided the motivation. A gruesome rape and murder of a young woman occurs at the outset, and within a short time frame the plot becomes increasingly complicated with additional characters and victims. Detectives are determined to find the perpetrator, but the clues are initially negligible…with none apparentl [...]


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