DI Ridpath is in the process of getting his life back together when everything goes wrong.
Driving to meet his daughter, he is caught in a gruesome motorway accident, in which a near-naked man is rundown by a lorry, while fleeing from a lone gunman. As Ridpath closes Manchester’s road network in search of the assailant, one question remains: why did nobody else see him?
Ridpath’s investigations soon unearth a number of inconsistencies, which pulls the police force itself into question, and hint at something sinister to come.For Manchester is on the brink of a fresh surge of violence unlike anything it has seen in decades, and Ridpath must battle this unprecedented conflict along with his own demons. One thing is for sure. There will be blood on the streets…
Where The Dead Fall is the second Ridpath novel, a pacy and exciting crime drama with a terrific sense of place and a clever involving mystery element.
Caught up in a crash, Ridpath spots something nobody else see’s and begins an investigation that will test all his skills. He is an engaging, realistic main protagonist with an intriguing personal history and M J Lee writes in a layered, involving style that keeps you turning those pages.
As the drama unfolds it is highly addictive, beautifully plotted and a really great read.