Nearly Dead By Conrad Jones

This is the Prequel to The Child Taker - you can read this first, after, or in between the series as I did, in whichever order, don't miss out. 

The renovation of a remote farmhouse on the outskirts of Liverpool uncovers a chamber of horrors but the crimes are historical. DI Alec Ramsay must sift through the evidence to identify both the victims and the perpetrators, while trying to dismantle the dangerous drug gangs that plague the city. The prequel to The Child Taker, this book is a must for fans of the Alec Ramsay series.

The renovation of a remote farmhouse on the outskirts of Liverpool uncovers a chamber of horrors but the crimes are historical. DI Alec Ramsay must sift through the evidence to identify both the victims and the perpetrators, while trying to dismantle the dangerous drug gangs that plague the city. The prequel to The Child Taker, this book is a must for fans of the Alec Ramsay series.

I don't know what possessed Jones to write a prequel, but I am pleased he did. 

The child taker in one sick character, and I am half way through the series...but, when I saw this was out I needed to backtrack to read it, before reading on. 

Wow, it is like falling down a grim hole and you have to fight your way through the mire, grit and gruesome minds of the characters, to come out the other side and breathe fresh air again. 

A squirmy read that is as unsettling as it is brilliant. 

I highly recommend to read this new addition to the series. 
An array of perfectly written baddies, that you need to know what the out come for them is. 

Jones is a gritty writer with a talent for showing some humanity in a few of his characters that are the sludge of mankind. 

Leaving you needing to know what happens next, even though the grimness leaves you little desire to read on. 

Whether you have previously read this series or new to it, this is a book you must read.