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Killing the Beasts

Manchester 2002 The Commonwealth Games are coming to town and the city is alive with possibilities Caught up in the commercial feeding frenzy is Tom Benwell account manager at an advertising firm The pressure is getting to Tom – too many deals to make and lies to tell and the passion for his job is waning Meanwhile his friend DI Jon Spi. I think a big thing that influenced how much I enjoyed this book was the fact that I didn t realize the two plot threads were occurring at different periods of time until honestly over 23 of the way through the book After that things made a little sense However even with that cleared up I had some gripes with the book I didn t particularly like any of the characters None of them really stuck out to me as good people Some would say that this is realistic I would argue that there are plenty of decent people in the world It s hard for me to like a book if I can t root for or support anyone I felt kind of ambivalent about the two main characters Tom and Jon At times I could genuinely sympathize with them and at times they were d bags Again some would say that s realism I would say that s big chunks of the book when I didn t give a rip what happened to them You can have flawed characters without them being unlikableex a character we re supposed to like drinking when she knows she s pregnant Things took a long time to get going This wasn t a huge issue since things picked up before it got unbearable but I would have liked things to move along a little faster Tom s decline just seemed a little off to me He just went from 0 to 60 extremely fast in my opinion I think the circumstances were right but I also think that things like that take some time to develop and don t just pop up all of a sudden Also the whole Masters thing felt like a huge stretch to me Idk maybe it s because I was never super sucked into the book THE FORMATTING I was reading a Kindle version so maybe there was some formatting error or something But good gravy Instead of characters talking like thisWhat s for breakfast Sarah asked TomJust toast he repliedUghIt was like this What s for breakfast Sarah asked Tom Just toast he replied Ugh It was incredibly annoying Several times I got confused about who was saying what And what happened to putting double uotation marks around speechUltimately I just think that this book wasn t my thing However I think I would have liked it if it s formatting wasn t so bleeding awful and if the plot had moved along a little

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Eaves the police utterly baffledWith the race on to catch the killer both men find themselves caught up in a nightmare where the most innocent action can cost the highest price In this nail biting crime thriller Chris Simms draws us into the shadows that lurk behind the city’s shiny new exterior then plunges us into the mind of a madman. I found this book while looking for new authors So often when looking for something new you find something not so good That was not the case with this book The plot was very original which I won t give away as that would definitely ruin this book There were many twists and turns I didn t see coming that kept me reading late into the night to see what would happen next The characters are real and believable You find yourself attached to the characters and hoping they find their wayThis is the first book in a series and I will definitely be reading the next oneA great read that I would recommend to others

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Cer is on the fast track showing a commitment to the job that borders on obsession or so his girlfriend Alice tells himThen in the aftermath of the Games a series of brutal killings shatters the city’s new found spirit Jon Spicer gets the case Each victim has been murdered in the same bizarre and grotesue manner yet the lack of motive l. Follow DI Jon Spicer in this crime thriller set around Manchester People are very busy in Manchester with the opening of the XVII Commonwealth Games in 2002 when a body is discoveredOkay this story is set in 2002 but do not let that put you off People remain the same the world over and what we have here is a gritty urban drama This story is not dated although you should ignore all the smoking in enclosed public spaces which is now thankfully illegalThis is a lovely balanced story it is not purely a police procedural tale Character development is great with a lovely diverse range of people The plot is very good and the pace at which this story unfolds is spot on It was a pleasure to read and DI Jon Spicer is a very likeable chap who does enjoy a pint in a pub giving you a wish to join him for a night out Crime thrillers are a crowded market but Chris Simms offers in his books You get the regular crime and it s detection but also lots of local colour and a social life among the characters Chris details how Manchester was re generated in the run up to the Commonwealth Games and how the ugly parts of the city were covered up He gives the reader the impression they were living there at the time This novel has a very British feel to it and I like how it is set in the real Manchester rather than a fictitious city There is also lots of social commentary spread throughout this story and I particularly liked the focus on consumerism and all forms of litterChris has done a lot of research for his novel and this is explained at the end of the book in a section entitled The ideas behind the story I got an awful lot from reading this book pleasure a method of killing I had not come across before the importance of the number 7 through history and a shiver whenever I walk past a branch of B Killing the Beasts is a great book that I am very happy to vote the top score of 5 stars This book stands the test of time just like a beer Jon was offered in the novel called Summer Lightning which is not brewed in Manchester but in Downton near Salisbury an old favourite of mine and a winner of many real ale awards over the years

  • Kindle Edition
  • 320
  • Killing the Beasts
  • Chris Simms
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
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About the Author: Chris Simms

I was born and brought up in rural Sussex three miles from the nearest shop Childhood holidays – which lasted for weeks as my dad was a teacher – were spent in a secluded spot in the heart of Exmoor Sitting round the campfire at night the haunting cries of owls floating in from the blackness beyond the flames he would read me the ghost stories of MR James The short walk to the safety of my t



10 thoughts on “Killing the Beasts

  1. says:

    There was essentially something a bit awry in the writing of this novel The idea I found uite interesting and in many ways relatable than all the standard 'maverick cop tracks down twisted criminal genius evil murd

  2. says:

    Detective Inspector Jon Spicer is working on Operation Fisherman investigating a gang of car thieves when he responds to a call for help from a Community Support Officer A woman has been murdered and because the

  3. says:

    I think a big thing that influenced how much I enjoyed this book was the fact that I didn't realize the two plot threads were occurring at different periods of time until honestly over 23 of the way through the book After that things

  4. says:

    Follow DI Jon Spicer in this crime thriller set around Manchester People are very busy in Manchester with the opening of the XVII Commonwealth Games in 2002 when a body is discoveredOkay this story is set in 2002 but do not let that put you off People remain the same the world over and what we have here is a gr

  5. says:

    I find it uite boring to read a book that ends up being close to what I expected it to be that’s why I generally don’t like book series so when an author manages to surprise me I tend to value it a lot Chris Simms totally astounded me with his novel “Killing the Beasts” My rating is very high mainly because of the surprise factor actually because of three surprise factorsFirst of all the structure of the book is delightfully unus

  6. says:

    Simple to read The only two problems was that I had figured the murderer and the endings of the sub plots car thieving before the author had spilled the beans Also the ending was uite abrupt and didn't tie the knots with Alice and Nikki not sure if it's just a boy thing with Nikki though The one chapter focusing on this character

  7. says:

    In the end the overall story was three stars worth but the moments of 'The Californians' sketch level obsession with Manchester roads and glut of shop names combined with the poorly edited pacing and weakly built out location jumps made the book at times aggravating to read I found my eyes skimming uickly past paragraphs looking for story content at times Credit should be given for the well done manner of giving multip

  8. says:

    My second Chris Simms book read out of order as is my terrible habitThis one is set around the time of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 a time and place I am very familiar with He evokes the atmosphere and locations really wellThe timeline of the book is different it jumps between time periods which helps to paint a vivid picture of the characters and the events which overtake themThe story rolls along at

  9. says:

    I found this book while looking for new authors So often when looking for something new you find something not so good That was not the case with this book The plot was very original which I won't give away as that

  10. says:

    Good detective thriller I really liked reading the internal thoughts of someone decending into schizophrenia Truely terrifying stuff The end wasn't a complete surprise and there were enough other side stories that I wasn't completely certain who the murderer was until the very end Definitely reading the next one

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