If you are the type of reader who looks for a well-written, absorbing series to get hooked on, you're probably familiar with Jeffrey Archer, whose seven-book The Clifton Chronicles saga is one of the best. His latest series is about Detective William Warwick. Turn a Blind Eye is its third installment. You could read it as a standalone but it would be much better to go back and read the first two books as this is a series worth reading from page one.
It is 1987 and William Warwick has been promoted to Detective Inspector, He heads a team to uncover internal corruption within the Metropolitan Police Force. They focus on a young officer with an exemplary arrest record who has raised suspicion by living way above his means. He appears to be keeping some of the items he’s finding in his theft cases. In addition, the book highlights the trial of the drug baron arrested in Book #2. It no longer appears to be an open and shut case. Warwick, who is now married and a new father to twins, learns that even those on the right side of the law are willing to turn a blind eye every now and then.
Archer is an expert on weaving strong plots and developing interesting characters. The details of the stakeouts, the courtroom scenes and more are so well done that there’s never a dull moment. There’s a lot to like about this series and this book in particular.
Many thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and the author for the opportunity to read Turn a Blind Eye in advance of its publication. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Mystery & Crime / Saga
Publication Date: April 13, 2021.
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