Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #2) by L.J. Ross

Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #2)

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 f...

Details Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #2)

TitleSycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #2)
Release DateSep 9th, 2015
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction

Reviews Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #2)

  • Sue
    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than 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, t...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    5★A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister’s killer, but how? He’s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes.DCI Ryan and his now girlfriend, Anna, were introduced to us in Holy Island: A DCI Ryan Mystery. Both books are self-contained mysteries (in case you stumble on the second ...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust.I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan.I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I think? Whoops!).There is a dark mixture of crime, obsession and history, with a creepy old cult of the rich and powerful thrown in for good measure. And it's a fantastic cockt...
  • G.J.
    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 hiki...
  • Jean
    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...
  • Linda Strong
    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton.It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. Ryan is going to have to face his own past to discover who killed her and more importantly, why.As much as I enjoyed the first book, I think I like this one even better....
  • Sarah
    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanting to move there. If anything I thought that at least house prices would be cheap with such a high death rate!Ryan is just starting to move on with his life with a litt...
  • Petra
    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 a...
  • Misfits farm
    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still active or is this completely different? Police are not always what they seem- or are they? Somethings are left undiscovered which is where the next book , I hope, will ...
  • Bibliophile Book Club
    Sycamore Gap by LJ RossMany thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap.I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my review for Holy Island here. About the book: (via Goodreads)The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history ...