Dark Skies (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #7) by L.J. Ross

Dark Skies (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #7)

Beware what lies beneath… One fateful, starry night, three friends embark on a secret camping trip but only two return home. Thirty years later, the body of a teenage boy rises from the depths of England’s biggest reservoir and threatens to expose a killer who has lain dormant…until now. Detective Chief Inspector Ryan returns from honeymoon to face danger from all sides. In the depths of Kielder Forest, a murderer has escaped justice befor...


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TitleDark Skies (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #7)
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Release DateDec 10th, 2017
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller
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Reviews Dark Skies (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #7)

  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Dark Skies is the seventh book in the DCI Ryan series. I would personally recommend reading at least the last couple of books to get full enjoyment from this one.After finishing Cragside, I couldn’t wait to read the next one as I was very interested to see how things would work out with Lucas, Ryan’s new boss, someone from his past. If my dislike wasn’t enough for Lucas in the brief time I knew them in Cragside, it certainly grew to be more...
  • Trish R.
    1970-01-01
    Another great read in the DCI Ryan series. I just love this guy, as well as his new wife Anna, his partner Phillips and his fiancé MacKenzie, and I’ve always liked Lowerson until this book. He always struck me as a fun-loving good-ole-boy even if this is in England. Unfortunately, Jack Lowerson kind of lost his mind in this one and he still hadn’t come back around by the end of this story. That’s so sad.This story was about a 30 year old m...
  • Joanne Robertson
    1970-01-01
    It’s book number seven in the DCI Ryan series and although it can be read as a standalone, you really do need to have read the previous books if you want to get the most from the characters Louise Ross has created here. There are snippets sneaking into Dark Skies from previous books and these will also add to your curiosity so you may as well give into temptation and read the series from book one!I adore this series and for many reasons. I love...
  • Rod
    1970-01-01
    dark Skies takes us into a part of England our Author is very capable of writing about .I wish I had more time to sit and read the book in 2 sittings neverthelessthe time it took to read was enjoyable .the author never fails to give us a top read as has been the case with all the DCI Ryan Mysteriesidont want to give anything away i am looking forward to the DCI Ryan Mysteries #8as we will have to wait till then to catch the Villainpleased to say ...
  • Julie Lacey
    1970-01-01
    This is a gripping read with DCI Ryan and the team trying to track down a murderer. Once again Anna is drawn into the scene of the crime as she’s there with a group from university when a body is found in the reservoir. DCI Ryan is called and it soon becomes clear that the body has been mummified and the person dies over thirty years ago. The next morning another body is found, but this time it’s identified that the person was killed early th...
  • Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews
    1970-01-01
    'Dark Skies' is the seventh book in the fantastic DCI Ryan series by L J Ross, and like the others, it's an atmospheric, well-written, captivating read that had me hooked from page 1. Once again, the author took me to a breathtakingly beautiful location in Northumberland - this time to Kielder Waterside, where she literally immersed me into a bone-chilling mystery spanning decades. "Secrets, he thought. There were secrets to uncover in this litt...
  • Alexina Golding
    1970-01-01
    LJ Ross takes us on episode 7 with Ryan and it isn't getting any easier for him. Life just loves throwing curve balls at him, although he is settling in to married life with Anna and it should be rosier than it is. We were introduced to Lucas in the last book, and she is very much conquer and divide, we start to see how this affects the lives of those around Ryan, he is aware of ripples, but I am unsure he is ready for the waves that these will c...
  • Dee-Cee It's all about the books
    1970-01-01
    Back in March this year I read my first DCI Ryan mystery, Holy Island. Little did I know back then when I started that I would end up  being totally hooked on this series and eagerly awaiting the next instalment, desperate to get my DCI Ryan fix.As with the previous books, Dark Skies is set in a beautiful part of the country, Northumberland. We’re taken to Kielder Forest this time and if you have never been before, don’t worry. Ross describ...
  • Marie Deremiah
    1970-01-01
    Perhaps I’m the only reader who finds this series frustrating, although it is very easy light mystery reading. The books read more like a continuing television series that never wraps up ... not even the crime, the victims, nor the perpetrators. The ensemble cast is enjoyable but each book would be better labeled Part I, Part II, Part IX, etc. Unless you begin with the first book and continue through in order, you’ve no idea what’s going on...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    2.5 stars.The episodic aspect of this series didn't used to bother me. I actually would save installments of this series to read in between other shorter series. It was all well and good until the annoying ex of the H was introduced into the story line. While it would have been easy for L.J. Ross to make the nature of his past relationship sordidly detailed, she smartly veered away from that course, painting it all with very subtle brushstrokes. ...
  • Tripfiction
    1970-01-01
    Crime Mystery set around KIELDER Waterside, Northumberland, UKDark Skies is the 7th mystery in the DCI Ryan series, created by L J Ross. All the novels are set in and around Northumberland and this one is set at Kielder Waterside. They can be read as a series or as a standalone novel.It is in general true to say that this part of Northumberland is a very rural area with a low crime rate, but for the purpose of fiction it morphs into a wild a crim...
  • Shell Baker
    1970-01-01
    LJ Ross brings us yet again another top quality whodunit Ryan Mystery story with Dark Skies which is the seventh book in the series. I have to say what a stunning cover, which has buy me written all over it. I do love all the cover’s in this series but I particularly like this one and it is very fitting to the story.With an OMG Prologue that leaves you wanting more we catch up with Ryan who is back off his honeymoon and finds himself on a case ...
  • David Gilchrist
    1970-01-01
    My 5* review of "Dark Skies" by Louise Ross. Another brilliant read from her. The arae of Keilder is described beautifully. Picking up the book is like meeting up with old friends, DCI Ryan and the characters come to life from the pages.A very gripping story, keeps you engrossed until the last page. Another hit from this author.
  • Michelle Ryles
    1970-01-01
    There is NOTHING more exciting than a new DCI Ryan book being released. LJ Ross has a 'Bypass the TBR pile' card up her sleeve as I, like many readers up and down the country, frantically finished the book I was reading to start this next instalment. I ignored the clock that would have told me it was way past my bedtime, if I could have torn my eyes away from the page to check the time. Instead I read on and greedily devoured every page as if I h...
  • Kerry
    1970-01-01
    Well, I have to say that I have absolutely LOVED this series. I don't think I've ever read a series in such a short time, which says it all really. Dark Skies is another brilliant book in this brilliant series. What is Lowerson thinking of though!?? I'm really worried about him! Sorry, that won't make sense to anyone who hasn't read this already, but I think it highlights just how much I have connected with some of the characters in these books. ...
  • Lorraine
    1970-01-01
    My intuition tells me that, hopefully, there will be more DCI Ryan Mysteries. That makes me happy. LJ Ross’ Dark Skies, a DCI Ryan Mystery, made me as frustrated as Ryan is at the end of the mystery. The new DCS Lucas, a woman with whom Ryan has a ‘history, reports for duty. Ryan hopes that his & Lucas’ past is just that, but is it? I do not think so! I am not very good at waiting, but wait I must as this particular topic is not explored in...
  • Susan Metzner
    1970-01-01
    Love the dci Ryan booksVery good as usual, left us hanging though, bit of a cliffhanger , await the next one , don't make us wait too long
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    I think Ryan and I have ended our relationship. It was fun while it lasted, but he is beginning to irritate me and perhaps its best if I walk away before things get unpleasant. I thought he might have grown up a bit over the last couple of stories, but he doesn't seem to have changed much. It's a great pity, because I liked him a lot when he first appeared but I like to see growth in a character and he is now coming across as rather self-centred ...
  • Susan Hunter
    1970-01-01
    Can't believe this is book 7 in the DCI Ryan series. The series is still going strong. Dark Skies is a brilliant atmospheric crime mystery with a great mix of suspense and tension between DCS Jen Lucas and DCI Ryan. This situation along with the decades old murder and current murder makes this a can't put it down read. The brilliant characters in DCI Ryan's investigation team of Frank Phillips Denise McKenzie, Jack Lowerson and Melanie Yates are ...
  • Sue Gale
    1970-01-01
    Another Winner from the pen of LJRossDCI Ryan continues to develop in stature with each book.The characterisation s of all the characters develop in strength and depth in this a novel that grips from first word to last.I eagerly await meeting all of them once again
  • Karen Farrow
    1970-01-01
    Another brilliant book in the DCI Ryan Mysteries! Fabulous story which grabs you and sucks you in. Really didn’t want this one to finish!
  • Craig Gillan
    1970-01-01
    Felt like I was in Kielder reading this book as the author describes the place so well, the characters feel real as well and the storyline is fast paced and keeps you on your toes
  • Caroline
    1970-01-01
    Another fascinating addition to the DCI ryan mysteries- with a new antagonist in the form of one of Ryan's co - workers. i like that this novel left you guessing what was going to happen and feel like Louise's writing goes from strength to strength - I look forward to the next in the series
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Fantastic seriesOnce again the author delivers a nail biting story . DCI Ryan is in the middle if a complicated case. With twists galore you won't he able to put this book down
  • wendi wigham
    1970-01-01
    Superb Christmas Day reading if you are alone, really draws you in to the stunning county of NorthumberlandHard to believe that LJ Ross has only been writing for a few years, her talent is huge. Her descriptive powers of the North eastern landscape is a true picture of the stunningly beautiful places to be found there.Main characters are old friends, who still have the power to surprise you with a new trait. Never boringly predictable, Ms Ross wr...
  • Brian Sangster
    1970-01-01
    Great beginning...Story started well but I stopped reading it when Anna became the focus of the antagonist, AGAIN. May come back and finish at a latter date...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    I was kind of late to this series, happening upon it following a recommendation from my sister. I listened to the audio book of Holy Island in January and have not looked back since. I have my own reasons for having a good old chuckle at the last two books, and those who know me will know what they are, but I can honestly say that this book is a cracker.How to begin? Well, quite honestly, I just don't know. I could tell you a bit about the story...
  • Cathy Ryan
    1970-01-01
    Beginning with a darkly descriptive prologue, three friends’ on a camping trip in a demolition area results in the murder of one of them. Thinking they are safe because the valley is destined to be a new reservoir, the other two carry on with their lives as normal. Until, thirty-two years later, Oliver and Lisa are having a scuba diving lesson at Kielder Water and Lisa makes a gruesome discovery when she inadvertently dislodges a secret from th...
  • Bev
    1970-01-01
    Dark Skies is the next instalment in the DCI Ryan series. We join Ryan and the team as he returns from honeymoon with Anna and on returning to the force, notes that a new DCS has been appointed. That woman is Jennifer Lucas, a woman who has a past with Ryan, a woman who Ryan had a relationship with and who he escaped to the North East to get away from, a woman who is determined to cause problems amongst the solid team. Dark Skies is set in Kielde...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    As soon as I finished Cragside I was eager to start reading the next book by L J Ross. Even though it is only the second book that I have read in this series I feel as if I have known Ryan and the rest of the team for so much longer. This set of characters are brilliant and even though there is a very turbulent time in their working life there is still plenty of banter and a lovely sense of friendship within this team. Although there were a few t...