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The Dying Place DI Murphy and DS Rossi #2

REVIEW The Dying Place DI Murphy and DS Rossi #2

“No one believes you Nothing you say is the truth” DI Murphy and DS Rossi discover the body of known troublemaker Dean Hughes dumped on the steps of St Mary’s Church in West Der Luca Veste is going to be a massive name in crime fiction You know when you read a debut novel and you get that feeling Well I started The Dying Place and that feeling has gone up a notch or two This is a superb crime drama that taps into very real social concerns about young people and their fate in modern societyThe book takes us to a dark place and reminds of how society fails on so many levels Luca Veste gives us a very disturbing story where we hear from all parties and get a real sense of injustice I defy anyone not to feel for both the victims and the perpetrators and to believe that this could really happen The story starts with a young person found dead in a church yard He is typical of many having been in trouble with the law and having little in the way of direction in life A kind of sadistic social cleansing is taking place in Liverpool with young people being targeted We follow Rossi and Murphy as they start to piece together what is going on in their patchThere is an intelligence to the writing and the Sociology More Sociology please writers of crime fiction I love it I could see Veste setting up the debate Are the boys in the gangs bad or a product of their environment The naturenurture debate This is pretty familiar stuff And how should we treat low level persistent offending that hurts our communities The young people that scare hurt or alarm others in society obviously are a social problem What should we do about young people who have little money and not much to do It is very easy to understand why people might take this matter into their own hands and want justice for unpunished crimes There is a blurring of the morality here with no uick solutionAs for Rossi and Murphy they seem to be going from strength to strength I enjoy their pairing I’m not so sure about Murphy’s wife and Ross’s co dependency on her family Sorry Luca I do love the dynamics between the two leads They really complement each otherI’m sorry it took so long to get to this book It was a pleasure to read I cannot wait to get my hands on book three and see what is in store next for our duo It’s such an excellent crime series; intelligent Sociological and gory I do appreciate a bit of gore Recommended

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By Liverpool His body is covered with the unmistakable marks of torture As they hunt for the killer they discover a worrying pattern Other teenagers all young delinuents have been dis This was my first read of Luca Veste and given the plaudits that his debut novel attracted I was looking forward to meeting the North Liverpool CID duo of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi The Dying Place is the second in the series and in my opinion was a remarkably mediocre crime thriller Admittedly the premise for this novel is a topic that has been extensively covered vigilante crusaders yet this did have potential The Dying Place begins with the discovery of a dead teen with a cheuered past left on the steps of a local church and follows the police operation whilst also catching up with events at The Farm as a group vigilantes run their own version of a BorstalVeste makes his intention very clear from the start with his portrayal of the repetitive cycle of high crime rates absent fathers overcrowded council estate housing huge unemployment and low wages This is a portrait of life in any large city be it Liverpool London or Manchester Disenfranchised youths facing little hope of ever escaping their circumstances and turning into the scallies who terrorise the streets drinking drug taking committing petty thefts and vandalism and generally make the lives of ordinary folk a living hell That the motive for the crimes is revealed in the opening pages and that the identity of one of the chief crusaders leading the reform at The Farm is swiftly revealed kills any mounting suspense The reader is privy to information ahead of the detectives and this leaves them playing catch up and makes for a frustrating readThe action taking place at The Farm was largely well done and conveyed a sense of the very real threat being held over the boys they took and was undoubtedly superior to seeing the farcical activity at the police station The detective team are a strange pairing led by DI David Murphy who is clearly slapdash and devoid of any policing instinct He and Rossi make an ineffectual team spending the first half of this novel treading water and looking at the messages posted on the Facebook wall of the victim all of which is already in the public domain When one of the vigilantes gets cold feet and makes contact with the police of his own free will it still doesn't make things any easier for this inept duo DS Laura Rossi is practically a carbon copy of DS Mel Ferreira in the Zigic and Ferreira novels of Eva Dolan Replace Mel's Portuguese origins with those of Italy and you have Rossi with her sassy attitude and strong family ties Sadly I wasn't convinced by either Rossi or Murphy and the contrived swearing in Italian which Laura often descends into made me cringe Whilst I waded through this novel it was not a particularly enjoyable or entertaining experience and I will not be seeking out either this series or the work of Veste again That during the course of this novel the incompetence of Murphy adds another two to the body count as he wilfully ignores clues summed up this whole novel for me The Dying Place descended into a drawn out and repetitive polemic on the failings on modern day society Much has been made of the sociological aspects of Luca Veste's writing yet nothing above a laymans understanding is evident throughout Approaching four hundred pages this was both overly lengthy and a boring read

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Appearing without a trace Who is clearing the streets of Liverpool Where are the other missing boys being held And can Murphy and Rossi find them before they meet the same fate as Dea Take note of the name Luca Veste as he is going to be massive in crime fiction if his first two books are anything to go by Reading his biography he almost fell into writing yet reading Dead Gone and The Dying Place he is a born storyteller With a move to Simon Schuster imminent I'm very excited about future books from Luca Liverpool is a city with so much potential for a crime fiction novel you only have to read the Liverpool Echo or walk around the city to see that so I'm constantly disappointed to never find any decent crime fiction set in the city Luca appears to be writing the books I wish I could write myself and that as a crime fiction reader from Liverpool the books I've waited years to be writtenThe book opens with a very hard hitting emotional and realistic Prologue of a single mother who's child has gone missing Nobody cares The mum is on benefits the son a troublemaker Probably turn up after a few days When he turns up dead however his mutilated and tortured body dumped on the steps of a West Derby church it's a whole other story We go back in time to discover how her son ended up dead A gang of men kidnap another boy Goldie and take him out to a Farm dumping him into the 'Dorm' where he meets Dean Subjecting the boys to torture and trying to 'fix' them it is almost like a modern day National Service and the idea is uite horrifying because it feels all too real like it could actually happen I had an idea of where the book would go yet I couldn't have been wrong Luca took the book down a completely different path and I didn't see it comingWhen the body of the first boy is found the attitude of one of the officers is uite shocking yet scarily probably not that far from the truth DI Murphy however growing up on an estate himself and very nearly choosing the wrong path in life knows all too well how easy it is to end up in that life and actually seeing the boys locked up we see a different side to them ourselves and your emotions are torn over whether they deserve what is happening to them or whether we should feel sorry for them Not everything can be blamed on their upbringing and where they live but there is a vulnerability to them that shows they aren't the men they think they are With not all the kidnappers being 100% committed to the cause it isn't long until things get very interesting I was gobsmacked at some of the developments in the book I guess I felt an emotional impact as this was all happening in the city I was born and live in It was almost frightening at times imagining some of these scenes playing out not too far from where I liveI could talk about the story all day but it would of course ruin the reading experience Despite this only being Luca's second book he has written something completely different to Dead Gone it is refreshing and makes a change from a similar story just written differently by other crime authors An author that can change the story each book rather than relying on of the same is very exciting for me and I can't wait for book three to see what Luca does next With only a vague idea of who is behind the killings and why for the most part it makes for a very gripping read one chapter ends and you just have to read the next ten With some jaw dropping developments halfway throu The Complete Anchoring Handbook going to be massive in crime fiction if his first two books are anything to Screams and Nightmares go by Reading his biography he almost fell into writing yet reading Dead Gone and The Dying Place he is a born storyteller With a move to Simon Schuster imminent I'm very excited about future books from Luca Liverpool is a city with so much potential for a crime fiction novel you only have to read the Liverpool Echo or walk around the city to see that so I'm constantly disappointed to never find any decent crime fiction set in the city Luca appears to be writing the books I wish I could write myself and that as a crime fiction reader from Liverpool the books I've waited years to be writtenThe book opens with a very hard hitting emotional and realistic Prologue of a single mother who's child has Muay Thai Unleashed gone missing Nobody cares The mum is on benefits the son a troublemaker Probably turn up after a few days When he turns up dead however his mutilated and tortured body dumped on the steps of a West Derby church it's a whole other story We Practical Boat Mechanics go back in time to discover how her son ended up dead A Short Cycle Selling gang of men kidnap another boy Goldie and take him out to a Farm dumping him into the 'Dorm' where he meets Dean Subjecting the boys to torture and trying to 'fix' them it is almost like a modern day National Service and the idea is uite horrifying because it feels all too real like it could actually happen I had an idea of where the book would Break the Bipolar Cycle go yet I couldn't have been wrong Luca took the book down a completely different path and I didn't see it comingWhen the body of the first boy is found the attitude of one of the officers is uite shocking yet scarily probably not that far from the truth DI Murphy however Innovate the Pixar Way growing up on an estate himself and very nearly choosing the wrong path in life knows all too well how easy it is to end up in that life and actually seeing the boys locked up we see a different side to them ourselves and your emotions are torn over whether they deserve what is happening to them or whether we should feel sorry for them Not everything can be blamed on their upbringing and where they live but there is a vulnerability to them that shows they aren't the men they think they are With not all the kidnappers being 100% committed to the cause it isn't long until things School for Startups get very interesting I was All the Plants of the Bible gobsmacked at some of the developments in the book I Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy guess I felt an emotional impact as this was all happening in the city I was born and live in It was almost frightening at times imagining some of these scenes playing out not too far from where I liveI could talk about the story all day but it would of course ruin the reading experience Despite this only being Luca's second book he has written something completely different to Dead Gone it is refreshing and makes a change from a similar story just written differently by other crime authors An author that can change the story each book rather than relying on of the same is very exciting for me and I can't wait for book three to see what Luca does next With only a vague idea of who is behind the killings and why for the most part it makes for a very Venice Vampires gripping read one chapter ends and you just have to read the next ten With some jaw dropping developments halfway throu

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