Thieves on the Fens by Joy Ellis – Book Review

I swear this series gets better with every book, this was fantastic! This book had me gripped from the first page and I literally couldn’t put it down.

I love where these books are set, it gives it a really atmospheric feel, sometimes even a bit creepy.  Nikki has a close knit team who works well together, she is particularly close to her Sergeant Joseph. Will this be the book where they finally take the next step forward in their relationship?  Read it and find out, you will get no spoilers here! 

There are two stories running side by side which make it an interesting read full of twists and turns. It’s really well written and the two stories meet with each other in a way you would never imagine.

I love this series and Joy Ellis is one of my favourite authors, this is a really good book that will thrill you and keep you on the edge of your seat.  I feel it could be read as a stand alone novel but I recommend you read the books in order to get the background and history of the characters.

I highly recommend this book, it easily gets 5 stars from me.

Here is the publisher’s blurb:

Do you love gripping detective mysteries? Then try this book by a #1 best-selling author now. You won’t be able to put it down. By an author everyone’s talking about.

DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die.

But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

Meanwhile, the Fens have been hit by a series of “designer burglaries.” It appears that a new gang of thieves are stealing to order.

And things get very close to home when a friend of Nikki’s mother dies suddenly and perhaps suspiciously.

Do any of these events relate, and can Nikki stop the thieves on the fens, before anyone else dies?

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.

The complex cases will come to a head in one of the most complex and absorbing books yet in the series. This is book 8 of the international best-selling books featuring Nikki Galena.


DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.


DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.

The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.


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