Thank you to the wonderful bloggers and reviewers who helped with the launch of Nowhere to Hide by Stephen Puleston. Your help is very much appreciated.
What the reviewers thought:
Black Books Blog
All through the book there is a lot of action and stuff going on, which keeps the story flowing nicely and kept me hooked and wanting to read the next chapter each time I got to the end of one. Read more here
Linda Strong Book Reviews
As all of this author’s books, this one is action packed with suspense that just doesn’t let up. The characters are memorable. I especially liked to see a blend of Drake’s personal and professional life. He and his team relate well to each other. Read more here
Ginger Book Geek
‘Nowhere To Hide’ is superbly written but then I wouldn’t expect anything else from the hugely talented Stephen Puleston. He certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and once he has that attention, he keeps it throughout the story. The story was gripping and at times I was on the edge of my seat. Read more here
Joanna Larum’s Reviews
This is a fast-moving story with very accurate police procedure and wonderful descriptions of the Welsh countryside where the story is set. The whole series gets better with every book. Read more here
I like the thriller aspect of it, and I enjoyed reading it and learning new things too along the way. Definitely looking out for this author for more. Read more here
The Word is Out
Great story telling with well rounded characters and a very current plotline that will keep the reader hooked right up the last page. Highly recommended. 5* Read more here
Donna’s Book Blog
I thought that the storyline was excellent, it was well planned out and I loved the suspense the author built up with the story right through to the end, the writing style and flow of the story was spot on. Read more here
The story is full of suspense and intrigue and a very readable story. Read more here
Robin Loves Reading
What a fast-moving novel. It is full of intrigue and danger. Even though this Nowhere to Hide is the 7th book in a series that I hadn’t read before, I was able to see a bit of Drake becoming a changed man due to being in a relationship. This no doubt has had a powerful impact on his team. I enjoyed this book and do look forward to continuing this series in the future. Read more here
Nowhere to Hide (Inspector Drake #7) by Stephen Puleston
Available from AMAZON
A murdered mother… A failing police force…A detective looking for justice.
When drug addict Dawn Piper is found dead in her own home, her neighbours are far from surprised. Dawn’s habit led her to mix with some dangerous people. But this quiet mother of one was small fry …would anyone want Dawn dead?
Inspector Drake knows there is more to Dawn’s murder than a simple drug deal gone wrong. As he digs deeper, he discovers that Dawn hoped to clean up the streets of her community that are being overrun by drugs and the dangerous County Lines gangs that sell them. And it cost her her life. Have the police force failed the community they serve?
Drake is used to the murky world of organised crime groups. He knows the dirty games they play to evade arrest. But in his toughest case to date Drake is determined to make the guilty pay.
This time, they will have nowhere to hide”
Inspector Drake is back and this time he is out to obtain justice for the people society has let down.
The body of a young woman is found in her home but that is not where she was killed. Drake and his team have the difficult task of finding out why she was murdered and who killed her. As an ex addict (or is she) she has mixed with the underworld of drugs and violence but even so a life has been lost and a young boy motherless so Drake is determined to get answers. 2 other girls go missing while in the care of the state. Are the 2 cases linked or separate? Either way Drake will see justice is done.
Drake has struggled with life. He has serious OCD and has worked to keep it under control but it cost him his marriage. But now he has Annie and in addition to a very demanding job he is working hard to make the relationship work. He also has to cope with upcoming changes at work as the superior officer he has developed an effective relationship with moves on Drake has to start again with somebody new.
As the team dive in to the investigation Drake finds that someone is out to scare him off. As the people who he cares about are put at risk can he unravel the clues before someone gets seriously hurt?
This is a steady paced mystery that gets into the nitty gritty of detective work. We follow the team in looking for clues where there are very few and round many twists and turns making it a very engaging read that is perfect for police procedural fans.
I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.
I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia