THE HURTING finds DS Angus Thoroughgood recovering from injuries from his most recent adventures in ‘Parallel Lines’ and questioning his career with the Glasgow police force. After handing in his resignation, Thoroughgood is pulled back into the line of duty once his recovery at the police convalescence home, Castlebrae, is complete.
Terrorist attacks in and around Glasgow see Thoroughgood, alongside his partner DC Hardie, return to action. As their world as they know it and the city they love falls apart, the pair work alongside MI5 in a race to discover the source of these attacks.
The second installment in the DS Thoroughgood series of novels by RJ Mitchell, The Hurting picks up right where Parallel Lines left off and sends Thoroughgood and Hardie on a rollercoaster ride through Glasgow’s seedy underworld and that of international terrorism.
I am so glad to be back in the land of DS Thoroughgood and in Glasgow. This book follows on from book one, I’m not going to give away what happened but all I’ll say is you need to read Parallel Lines first. The author has a way of making you feel like you are part of the investigations they are trying to solve and in a way it is the exact same as book one in the sense of pacing, energy and excitement. It’s so hard to write a review without giving everyone away but I highly recommend this series. If your interested here in the link of my review for book 1; https://hanlovestoread.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/book-review-for-parallel-lines-by-r-j-mitchell/
Thank you to Emma from Damppebbles for sending me a copy of this book for the blog tour.