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A Life For A Life ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ A Life For A Life By Tim Ellis ✍ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk What starts as a routine stabbing for Detective Inspector Jed Parish and new recruit Police Constable Mary Richards turns into the hunt for a serial killer who uses an unusual weapon to kill, and leav What starts as For A MOBI ð a routine stabbing for Detective Inspector Jed Parish and new recruit Police Constable Mary Richards turns into the hunt for a serial killer who uses an unusual weapon to kill, and leaves numbered tokens in his victim s mouths As well as getting to know each other and dealing A Life MOBI :Ê with the fallout from the Chief s prostate cancer, the two new partners must discover the dark history behind the tokens and the connection between the victims To do that, they need to gain access to the abandoned Beech Tree Orphanage where a terrible truth awaits.


10 thoughts on “A Life For A Life

  1. David David says:

    Sometimes, you pick up a book and you don t get hooked till a few pages or chapters in Most times, I suspect like most people , I don t have the patience to discover this hook if it s not present in the first few pages A Life for a Life got me hooked in the first few sentences Straight away, you re made aware that the first character we re introduced to is going to shortly meet his demise It s cold It s calculated And it happens in an instant.We soon get introduced to the main characters Sometimes, you pick up a book and you don t get hooked till a few pages or chapters in Most times, I suspect like most people , I don t have the patience to discover this hook if it s not present in the first few pages A Life for a Life got me hooked in the first few sentences Straight away, you re made aware that the first character we re introduced to is going to shortly meet his demise It s cold It s calculated And it happens in an instant.We soon get introduced to the main characters in this series Detective Sergeant Jed Parish and PC Mary Richards Jed is in his late thirties while Mary is in her early twenties They have a wonderful relationship that s almost akin in my opinion to a big brother and his little sister as opposed to a Police Detective and a new recruit What makes their relationship work so well is the banter that flows between them Richards as Jed Parish chooses to refer to her is not afraid to point out Jed s poor social and health choices Parish is not afraid to remind Richards whose Boss It s this mutual respect disdain that they have for each other plus their shortcomings that I found compelling and drew me into the story.It becomes obvious very soon that we re dealing with a serial killer Tim Ellis goes against the grain of most mystery crime thrillers where the reader is presented with several suspects and has to work with the protagonist s to figure out the perpetrator of the heinous crime I m struggling not to give too much away but you ll agonise with Parish and Richards as they struggle to link the dots and capture the killer who seems to have an established pattern associated with every murder There s something about the murders that make you empathise with the killer as the story plays out This killer is on a mission and we get to know what it is in the final denouement.The sub plot that runs alongside the main murder story is Jed s love life There s a scene that occurs between Jed Parish and a PA at the local council that completely took me by surprise This Jed Parish guy is human.So what did I not like about this book While I loved the chemistry between Richards and Parish and feel it s one of the factors that makes this book a winner, on a few occasions, I think it strayed into the realm of Really Sometimes Richards came across as an emotional, na ve, little girl who wanted her way or she d throw all her toys out of the pram Maybe its this naivety that endears Richards to Parish Maybe its this innocence that ll have you rooting for her Still, it made me stop reading the book now and then and ask the question, Really Please let this not stop you from picking up this book It s set in London and it really gives you a feel for the local banter common to people who live in and around London.The final climax was worth the wait and ties everything beautifully together.I understand there are nowthan 10 books in this series and I can only imagine it gets better with each episode Grab a copy today as I believe you ll enjoy the ride


  2. Best Crime Books & More Best Crime Books & More says:

    I have seen and read numerous reviews for the Tim Ellis books but have always put them on the back burner My sister and I had a discussion about this author recently and although he is self published it seems he has got quite a collection of released books under his belt My sister was something of a fan and thought I should give them a go She also told me that because she had read all in this Richards but that I sho I have seen and read numerous reviews for the Tim Ellis books but have always put them on the back burner My sister and I had a discussion about this author recently and although he is self published it seems he has got quite a collection of released books under his belt My sister was something of a fan and thought I should give them a go She also told me that because she had read all in this Richards Parrish series, she knew that I wouldn t be blown away by the first book but that I should persevere regardless With that in mind I got started.Now one thing to note is this Tim Ellis is a self published author and although he has over 25 books written, his first was only released in 2010, this book being one of the earlier ones he had written To be brutally honest I think some of the reviews left for this authors books are bordering on insulting Don t get me wrong this was far from perfect but Tim Ellis shows a real skill in storytelling and it s clear from the outset he can write well Sadly, it s also clear that his skill needed a littlework at this stage Having read reviews of some of hisrecent books it seems like he has done just that.The characters he introduces to the series are Detective Sergeant Jed Parish and PC Mary Richards, two police officers that eventually become partners As an honest reviewer and will never lie, however will point out both good and bad in this book The characters could be really good, and certainly have potential However, Mary Richards comes across as a very immature, childish and slightly unbelievable character Jed Parrish is certainly the better character of the two but he too still needs improvement.The story itself had potential and the writing certainly kept my interest However there were issues with the characters, and at times the plot lacked a bit of pace That aside, I read it to the end and still felt like I wanted to know what happens with these two next Without trying to sound patronising here, I am actually looking forward to continuing this series, as it seems from other readers and reviewers that his latest release In the Twinkling of an Eye Book 14 is brilliant and has subsequently received 35 4 and 5 star reviews onIt will be a pleasure to watch an author grow and improve with each book he writes For the price of his EBooks I think they are well worth the money


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    For the first book I have read by this author, I really enjoyed it and will definitely readby him Constable Mary Richards and Detective Inspector Jed Parish are very likable characters that have a very good working relationship with each other I will be honest, when I first started reading it I wasn t sure if I was going to enjoy this one or not but as I got farther and farther into the story I was having a hard time putting it down I liked how up until chapter 16 you have no idea who t For the first book I have read by this author, I really enjoyed it and will definitely readby him Constable Mary Richards and Detective Inspector Jed Parish are very likable characters that have a very good working relationship with each other I will be honest, when I first started reading it I wasn t sure if I was going to enjoy this one or not but as I got farther and farther into the story I was having a hard time putting it down I liked how up until chapter 16 you have no idea who the killer is and I liked how the author slowly introduces you to the killer and pieces of the why start coming together When I got to the last two chapters, things started to move very swiftly and at first I thought they needed to slow down but by the last word I thought it all came together and ended just right Being from the US, I also really enjoyed the English as in UK not the language view of this story The dialog was great as was Mr Ellis descriptions through out Well done


  4. Mr Geoffrey Hopkins Mr Geoffrey Hopkins says:

    GrippingThis is a great read, from start to finish it keeps you enthralled The characters are believable and there are plenty of twists and turns Highly recommend.


  5. Patricia Anita Tobin Patricia Anita Tobin says:

    Enjoyable read Really enjoyed this book, loved the suspense on the plot but also the humour between the two main characters I ll definitely be reading the others in this series.


  6. David David says:

    What a good read, good characters and lots of humorous banter along the way.


  7. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    While the murder mystery itself was fairly well done, I found myself cringing at the relationship between Jed Parish and Mary Richards While other reviewers have commented on the wonderful chemistry between them, it was actually one of things I disliked most about the book.Even granting that Mary Richards was a young rookie and just starting out in her career as a law enforcement officer, her behaviour was abysmally immature and unrealistic She actedlike a giddy young school girl than an While the murder mystery itself was fairly well done, I found myself cringing at the relationship between Jed Parish and Mary Richards While other reviewers have commented on the wonderful chemistry between them, it was actually one of things I disliked most about the book.Even granting that Mary Richards was a young rookie and just starting out in her career as a law enforcement officer, her behaviour was abysmally immature and unrealistic She actedlike a giddy young school girl than an adult in a serious adult profession And, her constant Sirr became quite annoying after a while The so called banter between her and the older Parish was no doubt meant to be humorous and lend some lightheartedness to an otherwise disturbing and gruesome series of murders But, to me, anyway, it showed a groan worthy level of immaturity on both their parts.And, Parrish s love life Seriously view spoiler The incident with Carrie in which he agreed at his second meeting with her to be her secret love bunny just so she could seek revenge on her cheating husband had me rolling my eyes in disbelief At least, he came to his senses shortly after and that ridiculous situation ended And, the insta love between him and Mary s mother after meeting for the first time had my eyeballs nearly falling out of their sockets This was another nail in the coffin of dislike for Mary, who knew Parrish for only a few days and was already playing matchmaker with him and her mother Come on Isn t that just a little too unbelievable and unlikely It was to me, anyway hide spoiler The book contained some graphic sex and foul language which I personally thought was a little overdone and unnecessary , but for the most part, it didn t detract too much from the entertainment value of the story.The pacing was a bit slow in places, but, all in all, this was a fairly decent psychological thriller My enjoyment of it was dampened somewhat by the complaints outlined above, but other fans of the genre might not feel the same way Would I read another book in the series Never say never, I say, so it s a possibility


  8. Wendy Unsworth Wendy Unsworth says:

    The subject of this book, a series of brutal revenge killings, doesn t, on the face of it, set this up as a cosy mystery and yet that is how it reads Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, young WPC Mary Richards is made the new partner of Jed Parish and together they are on the trail of what is to become the first of a series of murders It is soon clear that the crimes are linked.There is a lot going on the the background, Parish s boss is seriously ill, Parish is trying to re ignite his no The subject of this book, a series of brutal revenge killings, doesn t, on the face of it, set this up as a cosy mystery and yet that is how it reads Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, young WPC Mary Richards is made the new partner of Jed Parish and together they are on the trail of what is to become the first of a series of murders It is soon clear that the crimes are linked.There is a lot going on the the background, Parish s boss is seriously ill, Parish is trying to re ignite his non existent love life and joins an online dating agency Mary Richards isinterested in matching Parish up with her mother.Considering that I have rated this book with four stars there is quite a lot I didn t like so much The first is the dialogue which included the speaker saying the name of the person he she was addressing SO often Is it all right, Sir Yes, Richards Did you give that paramecic your number I..I don t know what you mean Sir I m a detective, Richards, I notice things It wasn t so much that it was irritating as it was just unrealistic Then there was Jed Parish s love life that seemed to jump from a first encounter with a woman to meaningful discussions about the future Along with some strange, almost Dickensian choices of names like Mr Toadstone and Miss Lupin there was a quirky atmosphere to the whole thing and I still can t make my mind up how much of that was deliberate.HOWEVER there was an overall enjoyment to be had from this easy read that many otherserious works fail to provide It is the first in a series and I have no doubt that I will go on to read , as I have with the Agatha Raisin series


  9. Peter Carroll Peter Carroll says:

    This is the first in a series of crime thrillers and introduces the characters of DI Parish and DC Richards It s a well written and well constructed story with a good twist at the end The pacing is good and while Ellis never gets bogged down in detail he still uses descriptive passages to good effect.My only issue with the book was with the relationships depicted between the main characters At times, I found myself thinking things like that s just ridiculous or someone in their position wo This is the first in a series of crime thrillers and introduces the characters of DI Parish and DC Richards It s a well written and well constructed story with a good twist at the end The pacing is good and while Ellis never gets bogged down in detail he still uses descriptive passages to good effect.My only issue with the book was with the relationships depicted between the main characters At times, I found myself thinking things like that s just ridiculous or someone in their position would never behave like that I think to say anythan that would risk straying into spoiler territory so I won t elaborate and let you make your own mind up.However, on balance, I have decided I am prepared to go with it into the second novel and see where he takes it Ellis writes a good yarn, in an easy and engaging style, which lends itself well to crime and, let s face it, there are very few perfect novels out there STOP PRESS Started reading the follow up and decided I can t take the relationships or the dialogue the main characters engage in seriously Not going to continue with the series, which is a shame, but there you go


  10. Heather Heather says:

    I ve had this in my kindle for a while and decided to give it a go.Wasn t sure to begin with as it s quite naive in its procedures linked to the police but it grew on me I liked the humour, the human ness and the characters So, liked it didn t love it but I reckon the writing will get better and better


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