The Guilty Ones (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #4) by Joy Ellis

The Guilty Ones (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #4)

The most difficult case of Detective Jackman’s life. Who are the guilty ones and is anyone really innocent?Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past.Then, they discover a woman in a...

Details The Guilty Ones (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #4)

TitleThe Guilty Ones (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #4)
Release DateMar 14th, 2018
PublisherJoffe Books

Reviews The Guilty Ones (DI Jackman & DS Evans, #4)

  • Louise Wilson
    DI Jackman and DS Evans - Book 4.Jackman's sister-in-law Sarah, disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to do this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. Jackman and Evans dig into Sarah's life. Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. Is there a connection to the two women's deaths?There are parts in this book that are a bit improbable but...
  • Linda Strong
    4.5 StarsA case turns real personal for DS Jackman. His brother's wife has committed suicide by throwing herself into the river. She leaves behind not only her husband, but 2 young sons as well.When Jackman and Evans delve into Sarah's life, he's surprised to learn that there is no record of her at all until she married. It's like she never existed until her wedding day. So, the question is .... who was Sarah? Why would she kill herself?And then ...
  • Books n All Jill Burkinshaw
    This is book 4 in the Jackman and Evans series but they do work very well as stand alone.  However, if this is the first book you have read be aware you have missed the background and development of some of the characters which could affect your enjoyment a little.It is no secret that I am a MASSIVE Joy Ellis fan.  She has 2 police series and a couple of stand alone novels.  Her Nikki Galena series is police procedural whereas this Jackman and...
  • Nicki
    BLOG TOUR REVIEWWhen DI Rowan Jackman`s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself in the river Jackman and his team find themselves investigating a complex case that is not only very personal for Jackman but will also cause other members of his team to 're - evaluate their own lives.As Jackman and DS Marie Evans dig into Sarah`s life Jackman discovers that he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law`s past.During the ensuing ...
  • Vicki - I Love Reading
    Joy Ellis is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. The speed at which her books are published is phenomenal, as is her writing. There is just something I really like about all Joy's books, I love the stories, the settings, the characters. I really want to sit and not move once I have started one of these books. It's like something takes over me. This is the 4th book in the JACKMAN & EVANS series, a series i'm really enjoying. I also love Joys...
  • Joanna Larum
    Joy Ellis is a fantastic author and I look forward to every one of her books with eager anticipation - it's like a Christmas present any day of the year.Detective Inspector Jackman's sister-in-law, Sarah, has committed suicide by jumping in the river. No-one knows why she did this when she has a wonderful husband and two young sons, but her suicide was captured on CCTV so it cannot be gainsaid.Jackman is determined to find out why she did it but,...
  • Jannelies
    Let me start with this: I am not a fan of books where unhappy things happen with family or friends of the main character. I don't understand why it is necessary to have those poor people die or hurt or whatever, just to write a story. In this book, Sarah could easily have been a total stranger. Now Jackman is left with a lot of questions and a grieving brother. This said, I must also say I enjoyed the book but it did not leave a big impression. I...
  • Jen
    The Guilty Ones is the 4th in the DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans by Joy Ellis. Why do I enjoy Ellis' books so much? It has much to do with the ensemble casts that Ellis creates for both this series and her DI Nikki Galena series. I am at home now in the Fens and with either DI's team. The characters are familiar, and I enjoy their sense of commitment to each other. That feeling of familiarity with characters in a book is similar to the reaso...
  • Lisa Cleveland
    Joy Ellis has quickly become one of my favorite, go to authors. I love the characters, plot, "those dastardly villains!" even the setting of The Fens gives me the shivers. This wasn't my favorite by Ms. Ellis, but then I've only read 3 of her books so far. I just didn't like the cliffhanger ending. Cliffhanger endings for me, usually mean that by the time the killer shows up again I've read so many other books that I've completely lost the plot. ...
  • Donna Maguire
    1970-01-01 love Joy's books and I was really keen to get stuck in to this one!I loved the ending and it bumped my rating up from 4.5 stars to 5 and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series after that ending! The characters are great and I loved catching back up with them. There are some tough subjects dealt with in the book but Jackman, Evans and the team deal with the situations well and it is...
  • LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
    The story starts with DI Rowan Jackman being thrown into an emotional turmoil with the apparent suicide of his sister-in-law Sarah, leaving his older brother and two nephews heart broken.Not convinced of suicide he begins to dig deeper and he realises that he knows nothing of his sister-in-laws past. Meanwhile DS Marie Evans is tasked with handling the suspicious death of a tramp who looks to have taken his own life too.Not believing in coinciden...
  • Denise Zendel
    Detecting takes an extremely personal turn when DI Rowan Jackman’s sister-in-law goes to London and throws herself into the river. No one understands, including Jackman, because she was seemingly happy and had two beloved children. Jackman and his partner, DC Marie Evans, start to dig into the sister-in-law’s past, and Jackman realizes he knows next to nothing about her. Then another woman from a neighboring village dies in similar circumstan...
  • Joyce
    4 starsDI Rowan Jackman’s brother James’ wife has gone missing. Later James’ wife Sarah is found dead. It is initially believed that she drowned herself by jumping in a river. But DS Marie Evans and Jackman don’t believe it. She lived a wonderful life, with two small children, a loving husband and a beautiful home. As the investigation begins, Jackman realizes that he knows very little about Sarah’s background. Then another woman dies i...
  • Simon Leonard
    This is the fourth book of Joy's I have read, and the second in the Jackman and Evans series.Even though this is the fourth book in the series it is quite easy to jump into it without having read the previous three stories, although it obviously does help as bits of the story jump back and relate to the previous books.The book starts off with DI Jackman's Sister-in-law committing suicide, which is totally against character leaving a husband and t...
  • Nancy
    DI Jackman does not know anything about his sister-in-law's past. He never even wondered about it which is not a problem until she jumps in the river in London. Why is she there? Why would she do that? She was very happy with her family and her life. Another woman the same age jumps off a building in London for no reason. Jackman is able to stay on the case and working with the team to find out what is in Sarah's past. They find a whole different...
  • Marion
    This the fourth book in the DI Jackman and DS Evans series sees Jackmans personal life and that of his family devastated when his sister-in-laws body is discovered in the river below a bridge.What appears to be a suicide does not sit well with Jackman, what could have driven Sarah to take her own life?Her marriage was a happy one,no way would she leave her two young sons.Jackmans investigations uncover facts from Sarah`s past that no-one knew abo...
  • Linda
    Another excellent chapterJoy Ellis has done it again – the latest Jackman & Evans instalment is simply brilliant. This time we focus mainly on Rowan Jackman and his family who has been targeted by a sadistic and dangerous killer out to seek revenge. There is plenty of excitement and lots of surprises – especially towards the end. It’s one of those novels where you think you have the ending all worked out only to find that you are missing an...
  • Tom Waters
    Super readWhat e great read one of her best yet I always enjoy reading books by this author so glad she 's now on the audition book market Tom Waters
  • Judy G Spivey
    Probably one of the darkest physiologic mysteries I've ever read.Yes Jackman' s sister-in-law did commit suicide. But wasn't that a shadow of a man behind her. That brief glimpse on film leads Jackman in search of a killer, like they have never seen before. Yet out of this investigation comes the knowledge to hold and appreciate what you hold dear. A must-read for real mystery fans. Joy Ellis holds you spellbound.
  • Ruth Roy
    Another great page turnerThe latest in this series of novels has surpassed the rest. Although it can be read as a stand alone, I personally prefer reading them in order to follow the development of the characters . This novel tackles a number of issues with sympathy however leaving the reader in no doubt that justice must be served irrespective of circumstances. I discovered Joy Ellis books by accident but am so glad that I did.
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Joffe Books for an advance copy of The Guilty Ones, the fourth novel to feature DI Rowan Jackman of Saltern-Le-Fen police.Jackman's family life is torn apart when his sister-in-law, Sarah, commits suicide but is there more to it? Why would a happily married mother of two, whom she loved dearly, travel to London to drown herself? Further investigation shows that she's not the only one but what links them?I thoro...
  • M
    Riveting British Police ProceduralNOTE: Some Spoilers in this review This is a well-written, fast-paced, and intricately plotted police procedural with complex, well-drawn characters—including the fascinating but repulsive serial killer. DI Rowan Jackman—with help from DS Marie Evans—coordinate teams of DCs, IT personnel, psychologists and pathologists in their quest to stop a psychopath. Plus they re-open and untangle a 20 year old closed ...
  • Hannelore Cheney
    Thank you Netgalley and Joffe Books for the eARC.DI Jackman and DI Evans are involved in one of the worst cases in Jackman's career. His sister-in-law has drowned herself and her husband and children are in total shock. What would cause a happily married woman who adores her family to commit suicide? When a man and another woman also die by their own hand, the team realize the victims were pushed into these tragic acts by an unknown perpetrator, ...
  • Misfits farm
    DI Jackman’s sister in law has committed suicide. She didn’t appear unhappy in any way and the family home is one of children and happiness. When another “suicide” is found soon afterwards things don’t add up and Rowan wants to get to the bottom of it not only for his own and his brothers sanity, but for his two small boys now left without a mother. Joy instantly gets you both into the story and into the characters- a gifted talent- tha...
  • Carole
    Once again Joy enthrals me with her writing. I know I say it every time, but her books are soooo good and well written, and this one is no exception. This case proves to be a bit too close to home with Rowans sister-in-law committing suicide and then there’s another similar suicide that happens and the cases become linked. It is a very cleverly written book, with lots of twists and turns, and that’s just Marie’s motorbike! You could really ...
  • Donnah Brown
    A real page turner!I really enjoyed this book, I think it is very well written, resulting in a thriller that flows easily throughout the narrative. Jackman, Marie and the rest of ' The team' are likeable and believable characters. As the story unfolds you find yourself willing the characters to find the killer before he strikes again. There is not a lot of gruesome descriptions or bad language, however the story doesn't need them, therein lies th...
  • Dazeeann
    A terrific, terrifying and twisted psychoGripping to put it mildly, it is a story that grabs you and keeps you spellbound. What an Imagination this author has . This is a real thriller, mystery on top of mystery...its one you won' t put down. Thank you Joy Ellis for giving me the opportunity to read your amazing story, just to do a review. It was more than I expected. Thank you
  • Carolyn Harris
    I find Joy Ellis books very hard to put down. She's a writer who clearly defines her characters, the Fenlands and what is going to happen or has happened.She never loses sight of the Fens, so you are transported to a very different part of England, one that is wide and open and totally captivating.Once you have read the first book, and yes, it's best to start at the beginning, you won't be able to stop until you are, like the rest of us, begging ...
  • Susan
    DI Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah - a loving wife and mother - has disappeared. Her body is discovered and CCTV proves that it was a suicide. But Jackman can't let go, he needs to know why. DI Jackman, with Ds Evans start to investigate her life. And what of the suicide of a woman from a nearby village, is there a connection and what to.Another good, well-written and interesting mystery to be added to this series with it's likable rounded charac...
  • Andrew
    Having read most of the previous books by Joy Ellis, I knew I would like this novel.I liked the way the old established characters continue to be developed.The pace of the story is swift.These books stand well on their own merit. However if you can read the series in order, you get the added enjoyment of following the development of the detectives.My thanks to Netgalley and Joffe Books for a copy in exchange for this review.