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The Trafficking Murders (The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B08KL3QMJB
- Publisher : Crimson Cloak Publishing (October 2, 2020)
- Publication date : October 2, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2859 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #337,811 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author strikes a nice balance between what the readers know and what the detectives know, which puts us in a comfortable position of smug superiority, but we still need the detectives to figure out how it all fits together.
This is a well-written police procedural, but a bit formulaic. There is a quick character sketch of each new character who is introduced, giving name, general age, one physical characteristic, one personality characteristic. There’s nothing wrong with this technique, but when it happens several times in rapid succession it draws attention to itself, at the same time producing an information overload that reduces its usefulness.
Then comes the usual hard-to-believe point where experienced officers step over the line of good policing for sentimental reasons, and get away with it because their hearts were in the right place. Late in the story, there was also an unnecessary recap of all the evidence, provided by the rather transparent device an officer on a stakeout, thinking it all through because he is bored. This is followed by a highly choreographed climax with great suspense, and then the old Poirot “reveal” at the end.
It is hard to place the readership for this novel, but the timely nature of the story, plus the avoidance of any gritty details leads me to recommend it to older Young Adults.
In The Trafficking Murders, Brian O'Hare explores human trafficking on two levels. Firstly, the devious way criminals entice young girls into working abroad to help their struggling parents. But they don't know that they will be sold as sex slaves.
On another level, beautiful young Chinese students are charmed by handsome lecturers. They are put up in luxury apartments and groomed as escorts.
When a young Chines woman is found murdered, Inspection Sheenan and his team must investigate. There are few clues, many suspects, and no motives. It is only through interviews with these suspects that the team starts to make progress until they finally discover the killer's identity.
The author keeps the reader guessing with plenty of red herrings scattered through the narrative. We feel the team's frustration when they don't progress until they slowly start to unravel the clues.
The book contains profanity but no actual sex scenes. The author uses strong verbs to explain the effect of human trafficking on its victims.
Recommended for mature readers who love suspense novels with many twists and red herrings. Not for sensitive readers.
A team of police officers, detectives, and pathologists in Ireland will put their lives in the line of danger to find the hostages. Sheehan and his team members contribute their own personal skills, such as determination, to find every clue that will lead them to the culprits. Will Sheehan find the main mastermind who is pulling at all of the strings?
I rate “Trafficking Murders” by Brian O’Hare a score of 5/5 stars. This novel was an impressive piece of literature in the mystery genre. Readers need to be aware that there are inappropriate scenes that include rape, abuse, murder, and graphic details of crime scenes. Overall, it is a great read. The recommended audience would be mature adults. If you are easily repulsed, avoid this book.