Before Its Too Late Detective Inspector Will Jackman #1

Before Its Too Late Detective Inspector Will Jackman #1 [PDF / EPUB] Before Its Too Late Detective Inspector Will Jackman #1 I concentrated hard desperately listening for something familiar the sound of life I heard nothing Just my own breaths and the wind whistling through branches above The thought made me shiver I am bur I concentrated hard Too Late PDF/EPUB Á desperately listening for something familiar the sound of life I heard nothing Just my own breaths and the wind whistling through branches above The thought made me shiver I am buried aliveFollowing an argument with her British Before Its Epub / boyfriend Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesue Stratford upon Avon alone Trapped in a dark pit Min is at the mercy of her captor Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case Its Too Late PDF º and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected But as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker time is running out Can Jackman track down the kidnapper before it's too late.


10 thoughts on “Before Its Too Late Detective Inspector Will Jackman #1

  1. says:

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Legend Press for an ARC of “Before It’s Too Late” by Jane Isaac in exchange for an honest review “Before It’s Too Late” is the latest crime thriller from Jane Isaac whose previous second book “The Truth Will Out” was nominated as a 'Thriller of the Month novel published in 2014 This is my first book my Jane Isaac but it won't be my last This is a British police procedural crime thriller about a Chinese student Min Li who goes missing after an argument with her boyfriendA uote from Min Li“Where was this black hole? I concentrated hard desperately listening for something familiar the sound of life I heard no traffic no voices Just my own breaths and the wind whistling through branches that felt as though they were planted in the ground above The thought made me shiver I am buried alive” My heart went out to her to endure this situationDetective Inspector Will Jackman is currently investigating the disappearance and murder of Ellen Readman a 22 year old that disappeared when he receives a call that another missing person misper has been reported a twenty year old Chinese exchange student called Min Li Jackman is removed from the Readman case and assigned by his boss Superintendent Alison Janus to the Min Li case But are there links to the previous case? A possible serial killer? This novel uickly turns into a kidnapping case when the ransom demand is made Alternating chapters switch between first person Min Li’s private thoughts from this concrete pit her fears and desperation and also the third person dealing with the investigation and its obstacles This definitely makes for a chilling readingFor me the story seemed to have something of a slow start but then really picked up in the latter part of the novel which I really enjoyed I read a lot of crimethrillers which means that I am probably far critical than most readers I also have read some exceptional thrillers this year which also influenced my rating I definitely recommend this novel to those who enjoy reading British crime thrillerspolice procedurals


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    I am against the general public so far with this book mostly getting five star reviews I think it's because I read a lot of crime with similar themes abduction kidnapping that I am able to compare and sift the REALLY good from the average This book I put at just above average compared to others I have read that have thrilled me from page one I am buried aliveFollowing an argument with her British boyfriend Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesue Stratford upon Avon aloneTrapped in a dark pit Min is at the mercy of her captor Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expectedBut as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker time is running out Can Jackman track down the kidnapper before it's too late?I felt the plot to be a bit slow with this book once the abduction takes place the investigation and subseuent interviews etc seem a bit drawn out and predictable possibly focus on Min in her underground trap might have made this book a bit something for me I did enjoy it but I just meandered along with it I did not connect hugely with any of the characters finding them a bit paper thin really not much depth to any of them I also figured out uite early on what the kidnappers final moves where going to be and was correctI can't uite even express why I didn't wholly click I just think it did not have enough of the dark factor for me that real psychological stuff where you are right there feeling it all But in saying that I keep thinking this is not a bad book so I am struggling slightly with this review Sinister and page turning the cover states not for meWhat was good was the latter uarter of the book the pace picked up the investigation gathered interest and ground the psychological dynamics of Min and her captor got interesting and there are some fast paced exciting moments All in all readable but not the best in this category of book I have read 3 stars from me liked it but did not love it Sorry to those that raved I always promise to be honest For of my reviews book chat giveaways you can find me at thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  3. says:

    With ‘The Truth Will Out’ Jane established herself as a confident and strong crime writer A writer to look out for She gained a big fan in me I could not wait to get my hands on her latest novel ‘Before It’s Too Late’The book introduces us to Detective Inspector Will Jackman an extremely likeable workaholic copper Jackman is put in charge of a high profile missing person case A Chinese student has disappeared on her way home from the pub in the beautiful Stratford upon Avon following a row with her boyfriend We see Min Li held captive in a pit alone and afraid It seems that time is running out for Min as the search gathers pace and another student goes missingFrom the first page I was completely and utterly fascinated by Min Li I loved the way we got insight into her life in China and her culture as well as the fear and despair of the pit She is kept in the dark with mostly rats for company for almost a week We get to know her thoughts as she is growing weaker and holding onto the best bits of her memories Min’s life was all about meeting the expectations of others in China and making new friends in the UK Such an excellent well rounded characterAnd Jackman the man in charge of the search for Min grabbed my interest instantly He has a great deal of potential which I hope Isaac will explore in the future There is just something about him I love a man with a dark tragic history Following a car accident his wife is seriously ill and Jackman is left with bucket loads of guilt His daughter and his job sustain himJane Isaac has excelled herself producing a dark and fascinating contemporary crime read The parts featuring Min put this in a league of its own It is good to see a positive portrayal of immigrants going beyond simplistic stereotyping I could not help but feel empathy for a young Chinese woman trapped and awaiting death on the other side of the world from her close family Very moving indeed Recommended A massive thanks to Jane Isaac and Legend Press for my review copy


  4. says:

    Before It's Too Late is the second novel I've now read from the pen of Jane Isaac and once again I enjoyed her book immenselySet in areas I know around the Midlands we're introduced to a new character DI Jackman A very likable characterprotagonist who I would want fighting my cause in my corner Not that I want to get into trouble or anything A married detective with one daughter he has a backstory that is both sad and touching To say would be too much so I'll leave that bit thereThe book starts out with the kidnapping of a young Chinese college student Min Li who has come to the UK to further her studies and gain some valuable experience in the 'big wide world' She has made lots of friends has a boyfriend is popular and a lovely girl to have around Thrown into a dark pit in what seems like the middle of nowhere she cannot understand why this is happening to her Cold baffled scared out of her wits the story cuts to Min's thoughts and experiences as the book moves along It is of course Jackman's job along with his colleagues to find out why she has been kidnapped and therein begins the investigation What I liked here is that we're given an interesting insight into the chinese culture without it being the same old cliches that we're familiar with Min's backstory was interesting giving us details of expectations and a different way of life Similarly too with the Chinese uarter in the Midlands a closed community who rarely open up to the outside world and always proceed with extreme caution in whatever they do It really was a fascinating view and handled well by Ms Isaac The book is essentially a police procedural but it is a procedural that is done extremely well Never did I think suspension of disbelief was needed or was I thrown in 'oh really?' land Everything was told in a realistic and believable fashion At first I liked that settings and placements were areas I'm familiar with then reality kicked in and I'm thinking nooo I don't want to think about crime around me and promptly jumped back into my oblivious bubble If only?Overall this is a good story told well I did for a good long while think I knew who the perpetrator was I was wrong though I did work it out eventually That said it did not detract from the enjoyment of the book at allI really do like the character of Jackman and hope that there will be to come from this reliable 'get the job done' DI There's a big hint there Ms IsaacIt is indeed a book I highly recommend and hope others will enjoy it too My thanks go to the author publisher and NetGalley for the ARC


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    Coming from Warwickshire myself I always like to read books set locally so I was pleased to pick up this crime procedural set in Stratford upon Avon only 25 miles from where I live As the action moved between Stratford Northampton Leamington and Birmingham it was fun to pick out all the landmarks and routes that are mentioned Chinese Student Min Li has disappeared and D I Will Jackman is appointed to solve the case Is there a link between her disappearance and that of another young local girl a couple of weeks previously? When a further student goes missing Jackman knows he is going to come under pressure to solve the case uicklyThe story for me seemed to have something of a slow start but then really picked up for the second part which I really enjoyed That was the point at which the main suspect started to come under suspicion and I realised that this wasn’t an open and shut abduction case there was a lot going on in the background It is told mainly from the perspective of Jackman himself and I liked the way we really got under his skin as we watched him juggle his work with his home life We also hear from Min Li as she relates the story of what has happened to her and also about her past and family life There were a couple of episodes narrated by the abductor and maybe it could have done with hearing from that angle to add in the way of tension and suspenseThere are twists and turns and red herrings along the way in a story that is a uick read and which kept me interested right to the end Thanks to the publishers for the review copy


  6. says:

    Before It’s Too Late by Jane IsaacThank you to Netgalley and Legend Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewDetective Inspector Will Jackman is investigating the disappearance and murder of Ellen Readman a 22 year old that disappeared on her way to visit her aunt He receives a call that another missing person misper has been reported – a 20 year old female exchange student from China named Min Li He is taken off his current investigation of Readman and placed on the new misper case His boss Superintendent Alison Janus believes this new case will be high profile due to the international connection with China and the department is beginning to suspect a serial killer So begins the story of DI Will Jackman and Min Li The novel is well written and paced nicely as the investigation unfolds from Min Li and DI Jackman’s perspective This book is a definite police proceduralsuspense story I think it may be the beginning of a new series featuring DI Will Jackman who presents with his own problems The supporting characters are very well drawn and help to present an array of personalities along with support for an interesting series Definitely recommend to those who enjoy British police procedurals


  7. says:

    Oh I couldn't wait to read the latest book by Jane Isaacs so when the proof book for review came through the post I know this book isn't out yet but I HAD to read itThis is just intense just so intense We have this girl trapped she is in such a small hole I felt so bad for her I could hardly breathe just reading it I was imagining the dirt the aches and pains she had where she couldn't stretch out You know then I thought I wouldn't feel like that if the author didn't write so well and MAKE me feel this way Jane Isaacs has a wonderful way of keeping the suspense going Before you know where you are you are actually IN the book Your world around you takes on a blur well mine did I'm not giving the game away on this book as I need you to PRE ORDER click for yourself If you like crime thriller suspense and 'edge of your seat' moments then you won't go far wrong with this oneI've already chatted to 2 of my closes book buddies online about it and they can't wait to read itThe bit in the blurb which says I am buried alive you just can't skim over your brain takes that in The thoughts from this girl who is trapped just keeps you shallow breathing and hurting for herI love that its set in Stratford upon Avon a beautiful country village type of town that is why I have added some photo's you can see the surroundingDetective Inspector Will Jackman is the man that leads the case But time is running out and all is not what it seemsImagine yourself in this part of the Country when you read this a uiet little place where nothing really happens I want to say thank you to Jane Issacs publisher for sending me a proof copy for advanced reading


  8. says:

    I received a copy of this book off Net Galley in exchange for a honest reviewI enjoyed this book in large parts and overall it was a good solid novel but it failed to hold my interest totally and at times I didn't care what happened in the story Maybe I have been spoilt as I have read a few exceptional novels really and this failed to live up to themI felt that the novel started well but then drifted along and failed to capitalise on the good start Slow at times and certainly drawn out and I even predicted the finishA good read but not a classic


  9. says:

    My ViewJane Isaac is a fabulous writer – I enjoyed her last book The Truth Will Out and found this new release even enjoyable Her characters are the everyday the people you might casually know or bump into in the supermarket or at school or friends or a friend Her writing takes the ordinary every day person and manipulates their life when they are touched by an extraordinary event In this case we have a birthday drinks and an argument between lovers that has dire conseuences for several of the characters their lives will never be the same again There are plenty of opportunities to reflect the “what ifs” “what if I had turned back and kept walking “ “what if I had gone back inside””what if” Life’s direction can be changed so uickly without thought A brilliant opening which hooks the reader into the narrative Min wakes up disorientated panic stricken illin a concrete coffin The tension is electrifying The voice of Min narrates some of the chapters giving us a very personal view of her incarceration and her life And so we read on and the character development continues I loved the male protagonist – DI Will Jackman and his assistant DS Anne Davies – she adds a lightness of touch and humour to the narrative This is taut atmospheric and emotional narrative that you will not be able to put down and there is a very clever twist that I did not see coming no spoilers here I really enjoyed this read and can’t wait for the next book by this talented author


  10. says:

    First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Jane Isaac and Legend Press for providing me with a copy of this book which allows me to provide you with this reviewIn my first experience with an Isaac novel I found myself captivated from the outset of this stellar psychological thriller After Chinese student Min Li goes missing in Stratford upon Avon while walking alone DI Will Jackman is asked to open a missing person's investigation Jackman is recently back on the job after a horrible accident left his wife in a coma with little hope of waking which weighs heavily on his mind though he is determined to return to the workforce While Jackman and his team begin piecing together leads a ransom demand arrives is paid but Min is still nowhere to be found As Jackman finds parallels between a number of other missing women in the region all matching Min's generic description he turns to CCTV footage which proves useless When a second college student goes missing with a similar ransom message Jackman heads into the Chinese uarter to investigate another angle which opens up new possibilities but also additional uagmires to befuddle the authorities With alternating chapters from Min Li's perspective Isaac tells a wonderful story that has layers of suspense and mystery and keeps the reader trying to piece the mystery together before the final pages in hopes that no one else falls prey to this kidnapper An exciting new author for my collection and one readers should not pass upWhile not her first novel its presentation offers both a fresh and well founded addition to the genre Isaac grips the reader with the premise and does not let go The fast paced action is augmented with short chapters that keep the pace flowing Jackman is a wonderful character who bring much baggage to his job but uses his personal issues to fuel a passion to forge onwards Isaac uses wonderful characters and powerful narration to keep the story flowing effectively and captures the reader's attention throughout If I could offer but one uery the linguistic capabilities of young Min Li especially in her centric chapters seems advanced than I would have expected However this is menial in the overall novelKudos Madam Isaac for such a powerful piece that kept me enthralled I hope to find of your work and devour it in the coming monthsLikehate the review? An ever growing collection of others appears at


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