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The Burning Question by Linda Regan

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Headline Accent
Source: FMCM
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

DCI Paul Banham and DI Alison Grainger are back. This time they’re investigating the tragic death of a young woman, burnt in her home. When another identical arson attack is reported, Grainger and Banham are on the hunt for a link, unaware that the new trainee DC, Hannah Kemp, already knows the connection.
She also knows that if she comes forward with the information, her own past will come to light, and she’ll potentially lose her job. But, if she doesn’t, more women will lose their lives.
Hannah knows who they are, and she knows their attacker will stop at nothing to keep his ring of illegal prostitutes earning. Once he realises Hannah is now a police detective, she, too, will be in mortal danger.
As the clock ticks against her own life, she must decide whether to stay quiet for the sake of her career, or risk everything she’s worked for to stop a ruthless killer once and for all.


My Thoughts

The police have a very difficult case in their hands this time; a killer that is setting buildings on fire to kill people without caring who is inside. But don’t worry, DCI Banham’s team is really good at their job and will not stop until they find the culprit.
This is a case where you have all the possible suspects popping along the story but the truth will not be revealed until the end. Don’t expect an easy case, there will be twists and surprises around the story to keep the reader waiting for more; also a very complicated case that will keep you awake all night reading it!
I have to say that this is my first book of the DCI Banham series, there are 5 more books in this series, but you can read it as a standalone. The characters are well defined and the plot doesn’t have any previous relation with other books. 
I really liked the main characters of this book, but would have loved to read more about them, the story is not centered on them but other officers and the case. But you can feel that they are good police officers, caring for their team and prioritising their strength and always looking for the truth.
I can wait to read the next book of this series, twisted and intriguing, a great mystery book!Are you ready for “The Burning Question”?


About The Author

Linda Regan is the prolific writer of eight crime novels, as well as a celebrated actress of stage and screen. After winning a worldwide writing competition with her novel Behind You! (2006), Linda published seven more novels, including Passion Killers (2007) which was selected as a Sunday Observer pick of the year. Since then, she has written the immensely popular DI Johnson series (2015) and the DCI Banham series (2019).
In addition to her writing, Linda is a much-loved actress, known for her recurring role in the hit BBC sitcom Hi-De-Hi, and guest appearances in popular shows The Bill, Birds of a Feather, Doctors, and Holby City. Before joining the cast of Hi-De-Hi, Linda started out in a comedy dance troupe in her youth before going on to a lead role in the West End production of Tom Stoppard’s Dirty Linen. Playing such vivid and iconic characters throughout her career,
has helped Linda to develop character focused stories that bring a uniquely immersive filmic quality to the page.
In addition to her acting, Linda uses her personal experiences to write her signature brand of “strong crime”. All of Linda’s novels are set in South London, where Linda writes with meticulous knowledge of the landscape where she grew up and currently lives with her husband, actor Brian Murphy.