Dead Lock

I have read all of the Nick Dixon novels, and Dead Lock (number 8) is one of the best. It could be read on its own but you would gain so much more by starting at the beginning of the series.

The Somerset setting is a big part of the appeal.  At the beginning Dixon is on holiday in the Lakes, but when he is called back the whole investigation seems to step up a gear, racing towards a dramatic finale.

There are red herrings galore, but when they finally work out the reason for the kidnappings it all gets very complicated, and time is running out. 

Although Dead Lock was published in 2018, I have only just read it and so have the next one, Beyond the Point, to look forward to later this month.