Heads or Tails by Damien Boyd

Published February 2, 2022

Heads or Tails by Damien Boyd

Book info

  • Title Heads or Tails
  • Author Damien Boyd
  • Year 2017
  • Genre Thriller

A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back. Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue. Convinced of a connection with the unsolved gangland killings, and with the odds stacked against him, Dixon takes the ultimate gamble, determined to bring the killer to justice before it’s too late. But is it the same killer? If so, why has he resurfaced now? And how many more must die?


Ooh, this was right up my street, this one. Nick Dixon’s seventh adventure and it was a bit more like the Inspector Frost series, in which lots of different things were interlinked and layered and kept coming back around and being more important each time. The initial murder was really quite disturbing, well written, but quite graphic, and really made me care about who was behind it. There was lots going on: poaching, coastguards, organised crime, mobsters, various locations, lots of trains, plus a near death experience, and a lot of personal stuff piled on top. Loved it!

Rating: 4 / 5

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