The Chosen Ones (DC Ian Bradshaw #4) by Howard Linskey

The Chosen Ones (DC Ian Bradshaw #4)

Eva Dunbar wakes in a large metal box. She has no idea who has taken her. She has no way out . . .Eva isn't the first young woman to disappear. Detective Ian Bradshaw, leading the search, has no leads - and precious little time.When at last a body is found, the police hope the tragic discovery might at least provide a clue that will help them finally find the kidnapper.But then they identify the body - and realise the case is more twisted than th...


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TitleThe Chosen Ones (DC Ian Bradshaw #4)
Author
Release DateMay 17th, 2018
PublisherPenguin
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Suspense
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Reviews The Chosen Ones (DC Ian Bradshaw #4)

  • Maureen
    1970-01-01
    Eva Dunbar wakes up to find herself in a large metal crate with no obvious way out. The door is extremely heavy and securely locked from the outside, but how did she get here? Where is she, and why? Author, Howard Linskey brings Eva's dark and terrifying nightmare right into our very living rooms in this well crafted thriller/police procedural.DCI Ian Bradshaw joins forces with freelance journalists Tom and Helen to investigate Eva's disappearanc...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    One of the reasons I like this series is that is set in Durham, a city I have lived in. This is the fourth in the series featuring DS Ian Bradshaw, a cop who has established the working of cases with journalists, Tom Carney and Helen Norton. It is 1997, and Durham Constabulary is suffering from a reputational knock after one officer is publicly outed as corrupt and 8 are suspended for the same reason. The police are short of manpower which is how...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    DC Ian Bradshaw #4Eva Dunbar wakes up in a large metal box. She has no idea how she got there or who had taken her. Eva is not the first person to disappear. Detective Ian Bradshaw has no leads.When a body is found, the police hope the discovery will at least provide a clue that will help them find the kidnapper. This book features Detective Ian Bradshaw and journalist Tom Clancy. Bradshaw seems to get the jobs no one else wants to do. This is a ...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    The Chosen Ones by Howard Linskey is a dark, scary police procedural story.Young women are disappearing and DI Bradshaw has to investigate if they have gone of their own accord or been taken or kidnapped.This is the fourth book in the series and I felt that I was missing the background of the professionals involved and I think this spoilt my enjoyment of the book a little.I would like to thank NetGalley, Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for inviting m...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    DC Ian Bradshaw #4Eva Dunbar wakes in a large metal box. She has no idea how she got there or who had taken her. Eva is not the first person to disappeared. Detective Ian Bradshaw has no leads.When a body is found, the police hope the discovery will at least provide a clue that will help them find the kidnapper. This book features Detective Ian Bradshaw and journalist Tom Carney. Bradshaw seems to get the jobs no one else wants to do. This is a f...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    This was completely my cup of tea - seriously, if the amazing and rather creepy cover and the enticing synopsis don't pique your interest then it ain't for you. Having not read the previous books in the series I cannot comment on those but I do think this works well as a standalone - of course, you are not privy to the backstory and relationship building that went on in those but the story here is self-contained.I thoroughly enjoyed the relations...
  • Zoe Mann
    1970-01-01
    How have I never heard of this author before? This is one of the best books I have read this year! In my top 5 for sure! Review to come
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    Another terrific addition to this series from Howard Linskey- I’m a big fan not only of his writing but also his wonderful mix of police procedural and psychological thriller always with a deliciously dark and creepy premise which is certainly the case with The Chosen Ones. Taken and held underground with no hope of escape or aid- just imagine. That is what Eva faces here, meanwhile our trusted crew race to discover what has happened to her an...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    1970-01-01
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for a review copy of The Chosen Ones, the fourth novel to feature DS Ian Bradshaw of Durham police and journalists Tom Carney and Helen Norton.Durham police think they may have a problem as five young women have recently gone missing, but with no evidence of a crime and nothing to link them, nobody is sure what to do. DS Ian Bradshaw is drafted in to replace the current team and he p...
  • Rosemary Standeven
    1970-01-01
    This is the first DS Bradshaw novel that I have read, and it certainly will not be the last. I enjoyed this book in its entirety and was hooked from the first paragraph. At the start of the book, Eva is “imprisoned in a large metal box”, with a bed, a lamp and a bible, unaware of how she got there. Her captor, masked and carrying a shotgun, informs her that “If you listen to him (Father), you’ll be saved.”A scheduled BBC documentary exp...
  • Susan Hampson
    1970-01-01
    Oh wow! This book should have a warning that says don’t read when alone because believe me I was bricking it. Even the room I was reading in seemed to get smaller and the hot weather didn’t help with my already raised temperature and adrenaline fuelled mind. Wakening in a box, one solid can’t get out of box. I can’t imagine how Eva’s mind could be processing all this but slowly it did and worst of all she knew she wasn’t the first.Oh ...
  • Mike Sumner
    1970-01-01
    My thanks to Netgalley, and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for my ARC. Although I have been somewhat delinquent in taking so much time to finish the book; reading coincided with TV coverage of the 2018 Football World Cup, Queens, Eastbourne and Wimbledon tennis... So little time to read, but finish I have and what a cracking read this has been. I had not come across Detective Ian Bradshaw before - a pity, as this appears to be number four in a serie...
  • Thebooktrail
    1970-01-01
    There’s a lot to get your teeth in to with this book. Detective Ian Bradshaw and the journalist Tom Carney are a good duo and they always seem to do the unexpected which I really enjoy. The things that get thrown at them! Ian Bradshaw is a good cop as he’s nor one of the group and does things his own way. I like that and he and Tom work together very well indeed.This case - a girl trapped in a steel box under ground. There’s a lot of fear a...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    This is the fourth book in the series featuring Detective Ian Bradshaw and the journalist Tom Carney. I’ve read the previous three in the series and I loved them all and it was with some excitement that I picked up the new book in the series. I was not to be disappointed because I absolutely flipping well loved reading ‘The Chosen Ones’ but more about that in a bit.I love the character of Detective Ian Bradshaw. He is a career policeman, wh...
  • Elli Andrews
    1970-01-01
    Eva wakes up in a box with no memory of how she got there, meanwhile PC Ian Bradshaw is investigating seemingly unlinked cases of women who have disappeared. But when an unexpected body is discovered, it seems the case is bigger than once thought… I must admit I haven’t read any of the previous books in the Ian Bradshaw series but this did not detract from the book in any way. The book works well as a standalone piece and was actually a good ...
  • lexlooksatbooks
    1970-01-01
    *** Find this review and others on my blog! ***First of all, thank you to Penguin Random House UK for sending me a copy if this book! As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own!Going into this, I had no idea that this was actually the fourth book that had been written featuring Detective Ian Bradshaw and Journalist Tom Carney. However, it was one of those great books in a series that didn’t elude much to what had happened in previous books...
  • Kath
    1970-01-01
    This being the fourth in the series, usual series rules apply. Although the main story is self-contained, one of the big things about this series in my opinion is the dynamic between the three main characters and so, to get the best from them and their interconnected backstories, it would be better to start from book one and read in order.Well, king of the unsolvable case, Ian Bradshaw, is once again called upon to take up the reins of the stalle...
  • Sue K
    1970-01-01
    This is cleverly plotted psychological thriller. When a novel starts with a young woman waking up in a metal crate with no obvious means of an exit you will want to stay with it to find out what happens. The police in Northumbria are overworked and short of staff so they employ two investigative journalists, Tom and Helen to help DS Ian Bradshaw to uncover the mystery of a number of missing women over the years. Seemingly they have no clues to he...
  • Annette
    1970-01-01
    " Yeah " I have found an author of gritty northern crime that I haven't read before. This book is the fourth in a series about Detective Ian Bradshaw with journalists Tom Carney and Helen Norton. The two journalists have a knack of routing out information that the police would find hard to get hold of so they make a great team. Although it's the fourth in the series there was just enough background information for it to work well as a stand alone...
  • Chris Nolan
    1970-01-01
    Great series, best so far.
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of Howard Linskey’s crime fiction novels and also his ww2 novel Hunting The Hangman. He certainly is a man of many talents. The Chosen Ones centres around the disappearance of several women in 1997. It is not for the faint of heart, the opening scenes set the tone perfectly. Eva Dunbar awakens in a large metal box, she is terrified of her surrounding and unsure how she ended up there. She is aware she is wearing different clothe...
  • Gordon Mcghie
    1970-01-01
    I hadn’t realised that The Chosen Ones was taking me into a series which has been running for a few books. It made no difference to my enjoyment of this cracking police thriller – I felt I was given all the backstory and information I needed to ensure I could keep up with proceedings.The Chosen Ones is downright disturbing in places (a real positive for this reader) – women are vanishing in Newcastle and NE England. Readers get to learn wha...
  • Nicki Southwell
    1970-01-01
    Set In Durham and flitting between the 1970's, 80's and 90's this whole tale begins to make some sense after a long investigation.8 police officers are suspended from duty as a result of one being found accepting bribes. This leaves the balance of detectives in the team, thin on the ground. DS Ian Bradshaw is instructed to investigate a missing woman who transpires to be the latest one in a series. As in the past, he enlists the help of Tom and H...
  • Noelle
    1970-01-01
    Set in the North-East, I was immediately consumed by a fictional world filled with corruption, abduction, terror and fear. There was black mail, police politics, a desire to please, consequences, uncertainty, religion, morality, skewed beliefs and the search of justice. Well it was a journey and a half and I was oh-so-glued to my kindle!Mr Linskey pulls the reader in with the opening chapters and a mega #killerhook – Holy Cheesus! 😱 You’d ...
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    ‘The Chosen Ones’ by Howard Linskey published by Penguin UK and Out NowHey, well any book that starts ‘Eva woke in a large metal box, she had no idea who had taken her and no way out’ ....../is certain to grab your attention, and it did....This is the 4th book in the D.I. Bradshaw crime series ( set in the North East ) and although that means you met the main players without knowing their back story in this books case IMO it didnt matter ...
  • Dawn
    1970-01-01
    When a woman's body is found, DC Ian Bradshaw is given the task of finding out what happened. She was reported missing 18 years ago along with others but the police dismissed her disappearance saying she must have gone of on her own accord. With no officers to help him, he calls upon two journalist friends -Tom Carney and Helen Norton, who have previously worked with the police - to help him get to the truth. Recently five more women had gone mis...
  • Lovedreadingthis
    1970-01-01
    I hadn't realised this book was a part of a series, the fourth to be precise and to be honest it didn't matter at all, this book read very well as a standalone book. Tom Carney and Helen Norton are freelance reporters who Detective Ian Bradshaw has called upon to assist the stretched Durham Constabulary on a case he is working on investigating a number of missing women. Tom and Ian went to school together and Tom and Helen are business partners. ...
  • Susan Hunter
    1970-01-01
    This is becoming one of my favourite series. The characters of DS Ian Bradshaw, investigative reporters Tom Carney and Helen Norton appear to me as true to life characters. The friendship, their sense of humour and their compassion and determination to solve a case makes for a brilliant read. The trio are a refreshing change to a police team, as Tom uses his investigational skills, that are maybe outside of the police force's remit. There is so m...
  • Louise Mullins
    1970-01-01
    An excellent title, rich with detail, but no fluff. Police procedure spot on, and obviously researched to updated methods despite being based in the nineties. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was surprised on more than a few occasions. The reason for four instead of five stars: the ending is unbelievable. I understand the author has mentioned why truth is stranger than fiction, and his intention was to thrill rather than stick to absolute fact....
  • kellie
    1970-01-01
    I enjoy this book, while it was the 4th in this series it read perfectly as a stand alone read. All characters are likeable, I did find it a little frustrating reading about the non acted upon feelings of Ton and Helen, however i can see this being a relationship that develops in later books. DC Ian Bradshaw is investigating girls going missing however he is alone in this due to loosing some corrupted officers. He calls in his journalists friends...