Darker Days to Come, by Tony J Forder, is the the ninth full-length novel in his widely acclaimed UK crime series, based in Peterborough and featuring DI Jimmy Bliss. It will be published on 14 March 2022. In this book, Tony veers back towards the more procedural elements of crime investigation, with the team working under enormous pressure – which only increases with every new piece of information they unearth.
DI Bliss and his team absorb two new cases which don’t initially present as major crimes. But who is the man who stepped in front of an express train? Did he willingly commit suicide or was he coerced? And what, if any, connection is there to an abandoned vehicle whose owner cannot be traced? As Bliss and his team dig deeper they soon realise there are three people now missing – a journalist, a mother, and her young daughter. But as the investigations continue, the team struggle with too many unanswered questions. What they do know is that lives are at risk, and the chances of finding all three still alive decrease with each passing hour…
Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling DI Bliss crime thriller series. The first seven books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, The Death of Justice, Endless Silent Scream, and Slow Slicing, were joined in December 2020 by a prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered. The series continued with The Autumn Tree in May 2021. Tony’s other early series – two action-adventure novels featuring Mike Lynch – comprises both Scream Blue Murder and Cold Winter Sun. These books were republished in April 2021, and will be joined in 2022 by The Dark Division. In addition, Tony has written two standalone novels: a dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, and a suspense thriller set in California, Fifteen Coffins. The Huntsmen, released on 4 October 2022, was the first book in a new crime series, set in Wiltshire. It featured DS Royston Chase, DC Claire Laney, and PCSO Alison May. Tony is in the process of moving to Sussex with his wife and is a full-time author. He is currently working on DI Bliss #10 and the second DS Chase novel.
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I’m late….. I’m sorry….. COVID!!
How are we on book 9 already?!
And is it me or has this one got darker by a few shades?! I had to leave my lamp on while reading into the small hours, my imagination was in overdrive!
I loved the opening scene…… Bliss skulking around at the dead of night, having a word with himself, meeting up with the unlawful, having another word with himself, putting the wind up the unlawful about his hidden fellow officers for him to then turn around and say ‘nah! It’s only me out here!’ 😂 he cracks me up!
This book kept me up, I needed just one more chapter to see where this story was taking me and every time I got to the end of that ‘one more chapter’ the story took a turn or one of my many favourite characters made a comment that had me checking my watch and saying just 10 more minutes!
You do it to me every time Tony!!
I loved ‘seeing’ the team back together, the first bit of banter between them put a smile on my face.
Its dark, it’s gripping and it’s a must read!