Longstone by LJ Ross @LJRoss_author #Review


Between the devil and the deep blue sea…

Viking treasure is discovered beneath the icy waters of the North Sea and local historian Doctor Anna Taylor is called in to help catalogue the most exciting hoard in living memory. But when a shipwreck diver washes up dead, she’s soon out of her depth. Luckily, she knows just the person to call…

When DCI Ryan arrives at the picturesque fishing town of Seahouses, he’s faced with an impenetrable wall of secrets and lies. As he juggles marine archaeology and the cutthroat world of shipwreck diving, another murder blows the case wide open. To uncover the truth, Ryan must delve deeper into the hearts of those around him to find what lies beneath…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.



Even though we are now on book 10 in the DCI Ryan series it still feels completely fresh and engaging. Yet again LJ Ross has created a brilliant story that had my attention from the very first chapter.

I have to admit that I love Ryan and his team and that is down to the fact that they just work so well together making me even more invested in the story. A special mention of course has to go to the banter between Ryan and Phillips, they constantly leave me smiling. I love how there are these lighter moments that balance out perfectly with the more darker side to the story!

I hated putting this book down and couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out. I’ve always had a fascination with lighthouses so the setting was brilliant and then add in the history and archeological aspect and let’s just say I was hooked! LJ Ross sets the scene with wonderfully descriptive writing so that it feels as if you are experiencing everything with the characters.

I love a mystery that makes me ask questions making me wonder what will happen next as secrets and surprises pop up along the way. Longstone is a perfect example of this, it really is a cracker of a story!

Many thanks to L J Ross for my copy.


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