DI Kelly Porter knows some people will risk everything to get ahead. But when the truth comes out deadly prices are paid...
After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.
Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth…
Don’t miss this taut and gripping novel from million copy bestseller, Rachel Lynch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.
What readers are saying about Dark Game
‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews
‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook
'It grabbed me from the first word… I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! … I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews
'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly… the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm
'Will keep you up all night… This is a must-read book.' Karen's World
'What an exceptional story… It's gripping and definitely a page-turner… I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews
‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There are few things more satisfying than discovering a thrilling new detective series. DI Kelly Porter is the sort of lead character to really get intrigued by: Forced out of the Met and regrouping back in the Lake District, she’s damaged but wilful, grizzly but charming. She’s also determined to crack a brutal cold case and break open a dangerous Cumbrian crime network that could come with a heavy personal cost. This is the first book in Rachel Lynch's DI Kelly Porter series, and already we can't wait for more to come.
Captivating and Binge Worthy
I binged the book in two days. While the ending was somewhat predictable, the plot kept turning in every which way!
Should’ve had a TW.
Honestly a disgusting book. So many unnecessary scenes of violence and r*pe that did not add to the storyline whatsoever, it felt like I was reading a disturbed persons fantasies. I tried to keep reading even after certain scenes since I was somewhat invested in the plot, however it still seemed to be going nowhere, generally comes off like a ramble about crime and not a well developed storyline. And of course the weird obsession with non-consenting sexual acts and misogyny displayed through the characters without remorse or correction took much away from the actual narrative. Would not recommend especially if you are sensitive with those topics. Surprising that there’s not some sort of Trigger Warning as well. Based on the content that is included, there definitely should be multiple. Not a good read.
Great hook for the series!
Overall, very entertaining and hard to put down— I just wanted to know how it all worked out!!