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
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller

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...
  • Alex ♈
    Very interesting villain character, so well written!They didn't catch him in this book, but I'm sure they'll have this freaking psychopath in no time!Absolutely love and respect this team's dynamics. Great people!So many characters found their halves, but Marie/DS Evans is still alone :-(Not fair! A woman in her late 40s deserve sex, love and rock-n-roll! more sex and even more hot sex!!! ;-)
  • Cheryl
    This is a 4.5 star read.A stunning, stunning foray by Ms Ellis as we follow DI Jackman and DS Evans in another crime fighting saga in the Fenland Police. This time the insidious case lies very close to home with Jackman's sister-in-law targeted by a manipulative psychopath into killing herself. With a historical case hinting at injustice and a chameleon like perpetrator ahead of the team every step of the way, we are treated to a thrilling, twist...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • Dele Haynes
    I think this is Joy's best so far. Our favorite detective Jackman is affected by this case personally. Jackman's sister-in-law dies by apparent suicide. But on further inspection, it appears that it could possibly be murder. Then another suicide happens and they knew they were on the trail of a murderer.As DI Jackman and DI Evans delve into Sarah's life, Jackman comes to realize that he knows very little about his sister-in-law. As more suicides ...
  • Joann
    This is the last book in this series, but it ended with an open ending, so I'm thinking there might be more books in this series - at least I am hoping. This is Detective Jackman's most difficult case to date and includes the mysterious death of his sister-in-law. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime mystery that kept me turning the pages. Set in the atmospheric Lincolnshire Fens, whose isolated villages hide many secrets.
  • Sarah
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange from an honest review. This is the first book of Joy Ellis's that I have read and despite being the fourth in the series it is easy to read without any prior knowledge. The only difficulty I experienced was taking longer to get to grips with the array of characters. There were a few references to what I assume were the events of previous novels but it didn't affect my appreciation or understanding o...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Ashley Gillan
    Joy Ellis is definitely one of my favorite authors out there right now, and this book really cements that.Ellis has the unique ability to take seemingly-simple, straightforward mysteries and turn them into wonderfully complex stories that lead you on a journey. It's really amazing.This book is part of a series, but can certainly be read as a standalone novel.This novel starts with the suicide of DI Jackman's sister-in-law, Sarah. However, things ...
  • 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...
  • Pat
    With Joy Ellis you are guaranteed a great and gripping mystery. This is the fourth book in the Jackman and Evans series and it gets a bit personal this time.Jackman's sister-in-law has just committed suicide by throwing herself off a London Bridge. Why go all the way to London to kill yourself?and why is there no sign of the young Sarah to be found when they research her background? Another woman dies in similar circumstances. Is it related? Are ...
  • Susan Angela Wallace
    The guilty ones by Joy Ellis.This was an absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. Jakeman Marie were my favourite characters.  I was hooked from page one.  I had a feeling that Sarah didn't kill herself. Her brother in law Rowan jakeman is a police officer and is shocked when he finds out. But when another body is found that looks like suicide he thinks they may be linked. His team along with jakeman start to figure things out. Then...
  • 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...
  • Mari (Smut Duchess)
    Decent mystery staring DI Jackman and his family. Plus, it's never a hardship listening to Richard Armitage narrate.
  • 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.
  • Mara baker
    This could have been a good book but there were a few distractions. First of all there were TOO many characters in the book. There were too may people to remember and know who they are, what they did and I kept having to stop and remember what part certain characters played in the book. The other thing that was disappointing was the ending. I just wanted to get to the end of the book only to find it highly disappointing. I probably won't read ano...