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Shallow Ground (Detective Ford Book 1) Detective Ford has a coldblooded killer to catch But can he escape his own dark secrets?Barely a month since his promotion to Inspector, DI Ford is called in to investigate the murder of a young nurse and her son in a small flat in Salisbury There are few clues, and no apparent motive, but Ford can sense that there’s a serial killer at work After all, he knows from brutal personal experience how killers cover their tracks…It’s been six years since Ford lost his wife in a climbing accident—an accident he caused He is desperate to keep the truth hidden, especially from his son, Sam But Ford’s new partner, Dr Hannah Fellowes, is a crime scene investigator with a ruthlessly analytical mind, and as they work together to track down the killer, his crippling guilt is compounded by fear of exposureWhen instinct leads him towards a highprofile suspect, his superiors’ warnings just make him determined to connect impulse and fact But can Ford hold it all together—the case, his life—long enough to stop the killer?

10 thoughts on “Shallow Ground (Detective Ford Book 1)

  1. Gary Gary says:

    I really enjoyed this book reading it cover to cover in one sitting. A good police procedural crime story that had some very good characters and an interesting plot.

    Newly promoted DI Ford is a single parent having lost his wife in a climbing accident six years ago. He caused the accident and bears the pain of keeping his guilt from his teenage son

  2. Elaine Tomasso Elaine Tomasso says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Amazon Publishing UK for an advance copy of Shallow Ground, the first novel to feature DI “Henry” Ford of the Salisbury Police.

    Ford gets his first murder case as a newly promoted detective inspector and it’s complicated. He has to solve the murder of a young nurse and her son. She’s been bled to death and

  3. Pearly Williams Pearly Williams says:

    An excellent read that keeps you guessing who is responsible for the dreadful murders. The cast of characters is steadily introduced and easy to relate to. The excitement and thrill in the story are addictive.

    Newly-appointed Inspector DI Ford is faced with the challenging task of tracking down the person who is responsible for a series of murders. T

  4. Cassandra Cassandra says:

    Ford is a newly promoted Detective Inspector in Wales. We meet him 6 years after losing his wife in a climbing accident. It was an accident, but Ford blames himself and considers himself a murderer. He is raising his 15 year old son, Sam, on his own. Additionally, a new member has been added to the CSI team with Ford works with closely. Her name is Dr. Hannah Fe

  5. Sally Sally says:

    Wow - I could not put this book down! I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to crime fiction - I’m really careful of violent images or ideas that root themselves firmly and unpleasantly in my brain. This one came close but didn’t cross that line for me. I think the first scene was the most chilling I’ve read recently and had me on the edge of my seat waiting

  6. Annie Annie says:

    A great crime story. Slow to get going but about a third in I couldn't put thebook down. Crimes are sad , but well thought out . The detective, Ford, has his own problems which added authenticity to the story. I didn't like his instant judgements about suspects though. Definitely a good team for a series, plenty more possibilities within the team. I liked the new

  7. Susan Small Susan Small says:

    I’ve read a number of British crime series over the years and was excited to discover a new one.

    DI Ford (his first name is never disclosed) has many challenges to deal with – he needs to prove himself in his newly promoted role of Detective Inspector whilst juggling life as a single parent to his teenage son, Sam, all the while dealing with the gri

  8. J. F. J. F. says:

    Book Review:  Shallow Ground (Detective Ford Book 1) by Andy Maslen
    (Published by Amazon Publishing UK on November 10, 2020)

    4.25 Stars.

    Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus by William Harvey, circa 1628

    De Motu Cordis. With his mind at times still straddling a livi

  9. Yolit Zacarías Yolit Zacarías says:

    This is an awesome book, with a very touching beginning but the rest of the story is AMAZING. I love crime thrillers and this is one that has fascinated me from start to finish. It has short chapters that make reading very enjoyable.

    I love police thrillers where the author makes us know the killer’s mind while killing his victims, I think that one of th

  10. Hazel Hazel says:

    My thanks to NetGalley and publisher Amazon Publishing UK for the ARC.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and just had to keep turning the pages. It's well-written, with excellent dialogue between the characters that highlights the interactions and relationships with Ford's colleagues, his suspects, and his son Sam.

    DI Ford, newly-promoted over a co

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