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Deadly Caller by OMJ Ryan
Series: Detective Jane Phillips #6
Published by Inkubator Books on September 5, 2021
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
On a weekly Zoom call with her most valuable client, Antonia Berry is beyond horrified when she witnesses his murder – four hundred miles away – live on her laptop screen.
DCI Jane Phillips and the Major Crimes Unit begin to investigate and at first it seems the victim is just a regular guy with no obvious enemies or connections to crime. But then, when a woman is killed in a seemingly random hit-and-run, they discover the two victims are closely connected. A coincidence? Or a double murder?
As the team dig deeper into the two attacks, they hardly have time to draw breath before a third victim turns up dead – once more with clear connections to the previous murders.
I really loved Deadly Silence from the Detective Jane Phillips series which I reviewed on audio. Somehow I lost track of the series and no others, sadly, have been released on audio. There are now 6 books. I caught up on Kindle Unlimited and have the latest here for review.
We see things through Jane Phillips who leads the team and is doing well. She has to spend less time now that her old boss moved up a level and her new boss is awesome. Her long-suffering new boss has to deal with her ranting old boss but he keeps it away from the team so they can do their work. Jane really does great work with her team in tracking down suspects and solving cases.
So there is a serial murder case which is centered around a technology company and its partners. The main partners are not nice people. They are in the middle of a business deal. There have been threatening letters. So there is plenty to investigate here. There is also protecting the potential future targets.
My guess about the killer was accurate. I still enjoyed the action, and the strategy and work of the investigation. I appreciated the views into the personal lives of the team as well.
In Deadly Caller, we also see Jane struggle with her personal life and relationships. Some of her team have had marital issues, because of the long hours for their work. Jane has always focused completely on her work. Now it’s interesting to see her trying to manage a personal relationship. It’s growth made possible as she has a better boss.
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