Fighting Monsters (DI Hannah Robbins, #3)
24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered. In his possession; the name of a protected witness from his trial. 

 For DI Hannah Robbins, it's a race against time to find Talbot's killer, and locate the bystander before it's too late.

 But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation.  

Where do you turn when you can’t trust the police?

Fighting Monsters (DI Hannah Robbins, #3) Details

TitleFighting Monsters (DI Hannah Robbins, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 15th, 2018
PublisherAmazon Digital Services
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller

Fighting Monsters (DI Hannah Robbins, #3) Review

  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow.
  • Joy Kluver
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in the DI Hannah Robbins series, set in Nottinghamshire. It’s great to see police procedurals set outside of London. I don’t know Nottingham that well but there are some places and things that I can picture. The book starts with a murder suspect being found not guilty of killing a police officer. The verdict hits the Force hard, not least the officer’s former partner, Lee. Less than 24 hours after being released, the suspect is murdered. DI Hannah Robbins and her team are This is the third book in the DI Hannah Robbins series, set in Nottinghamshire. It’s great to see police procedurals set outside of London. I don’t know Nottingham that well but there are some places and things that I can picture. The book starts with a murder suspect being found not guilty of killing a police officer. The verdict hits the Force hard, not least the officer’s former partner, Lee. Less than 24 hours after being released, the suspect is murdered. DI Hannah Robbins and her team are tasked with the job of finding the suspect’s killer. Not an easy job at the best of times but made harder by the fact that they have to consider the possibility that another police officer may be responsible.As a former DC, Rebecca Bradley writes with authority. She manages to balance giving the reader enough authentic police procedure without detracting from the plot. This is a complex story and what starts with a murder of a suspect, soon escalates into something else. There are some new characters in the team and I particularly liked Pasha, the new DC. I’m looking forward to seeing how she develops in the future. I was also pleased to see that Rebecca Bradley has a character with Asperger’s – DS Aaron Stone. In my opinion (and I have personal family experience), his characterisation has been handled well and he hasn’t been stereotyped. There are various viewpoints in this novel and that helps to keep the tension and the pace going. Although I had some ideas about who was responsible, I was kept guessing until near the end to find out the complete truth. And we’ve been left with an absolute cliff-hanger. There’s going to have to be another book!
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  • Jacob Collins
    January 1, 1970
    All of my reviews can be found at: https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpre...Fighting Monsters is an excellent police procedural novel from Rebecca Bradley. It is the third book in the DI Hannah Robins set in Nottinghamshire. I haven’t read the previous books in this series, but after finishing this book, I will definitely be catching up. Drawing from her own experience from working in the police, Rebecca writes with confidence and she takes you into the heart of the investigation. She is an excit All of my reviews can be found at: https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpre...Fighting Monsters is an excellent police procedural novel from Rebecca Bradley. It is the third book in the DI Hannah Robins set in Nottinghamshire. I haven’t read the previous books in this series, but after finishing this book, I will definitely be catching up. Drawing from her own experience from working in the police, Rebecca writes with confidence and she takes you into the heart of the investigation. She is an exciting writer who I am keen to read more from.The case Hannah and her team face in the latest addition in the series is a distressing one, both to her and her team. A former colleague has been murdered and the man suspected of his killing has just walked free after a non-guilty verdict is delivered at the end of his trial. It is clear that members of the force are upset and angry at the decision, but when the suspect’s body is discovered only twenty four hours later, Hannah must treat it as she would any other murder investigation. And tensions have been running high in her team; could one of them be responsible for this man’s murder? Who can she trust?From the start of this novel, you know that it isn’t going to be a smooth ride for Hannah as she attempts to solve this murder. She and her colleagues face an unbearable situation, but they must attempt to put that to one side. This certainly isn’t going to be an easy task for the team.Rebecca tells the novel from several viewpoints; I’m interested to see how Pasha’s character will develop in future books. She is a new member of the team, but Hannah struggles to see past her as being a replacement for a former colleague who they recently lost. It will be interesting to see how Rebecca will continue to explore their working relationship.I was not expecting the twist at the end of this book. Throughout the story there are certainly some raw emotions which Hannah has to deal with, as do other members of her team and Rebecca writes these scenes really well.I really can’t believe that I haven’t read the previous books in this series sooner. I will be bumping them right up my TBR pile; I can’t wait to find out more about Hannah and the rest of her team and I’m looking forward to seeing where Rebecca takes them next. Thank you to Rebecca Bradley for providing me with a copy of the book to review and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.
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  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    Nottingham’s top female DI is back, for the third instalment of the DI Hannah Robbins series. Believe it or not it has been over a year since Rebecca’s last novel “Made To Be Broken” and her Novella “Three Weeks Dead.”Living in Nottingham myself I am always excited to read Rebecca’s novels as many of the geographical locations are known and loved. Such as the Pitch and Piano and Hannah’s home next to Nottingham castle.The story is told from three POVs the DI herself, Pasha who is replacing a pop Nottingham’s top female DI is back, for the third instalment of the DI Hannah Robbins series. Believe it or not it has been over a year since Rebecca’s last novel “Made To Be Broken” and her Novella “Three Weeks Dead.”Living in Nottingham myself I am always excited to read Rebecca’s novels as many of the geographical locations are known and loved. Such as the Pitch and Piano and Hannah’s home next to Nottingham castle.The story is told from three POVs the DI herself, Pasha who is replacing a popular team member and Lee an officer who has recently been through a traumatic ordeal witnessing the death of his partner during a routine house call.The story begins as Simon Talbot walks away from a court a free man after the jury find him no guilty of the murder of PC Ken Blake. Simon Talbot is then found murdered in his car the following day and Hannah and her team are called to investigate. But this isn’t an open shut case when the name of a witness in the case against Simon Talbot is found in the car and later found with his tongue cut out.This isn’t just a procedural crime story; Rebecca adds depth and emotion to the story as Hannah and her team struggle to adjust to their new team members, the new DCI whose ideas differ from his predecessor, the officer from professional standards department and Pasha.All our favourites are back Hannah’s partner DS Aaron Stone, DCs Martin Thacker and Ross Leavy and CSI Doug Howell.Rebecca has previously self-published her novels, having recently secured herself an agent she will certainly be a name to watch.Thank you to Rebecca Bradley for the ARC of Fighting Monsters
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  • Tracey Walsh
    January 1, 1970
    A fast paced police procedural that will keep you guessing.“24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered...For DI Hannah Robbins, it's a race against time to find Talbot's killer...But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation.Where do you turn when you can’t trust the police?”I’m a big crime fiction series fan, much preferring to follow a group of characters through many st A fast paced police procedural that will keep you guessing.
“24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered...For DI Hannah Robbins, it's a race against time to find Talbot's killer...But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation.
Where do you turn when you can’t trust the police?”
I’m a big crime fiction series fan, much preferring to follow a group of characters through many stories rather than investing in them only to say goodbye after one book. I remember when I read the first Hannah Robbins book, Shallow Waters, I hoped this would be a long running series character. I’m happy to say that with this third instalment the author has brilliantly developed not only the main character but the supporting cast too. It was good to meet some familiar members of the team again as well as a couple of new characters to spice up the mix.
As usual Rebecca Bradley’s insider knowledge of police procedures adds authenticity to the plot and descriptions. Instead of being distracted from the story by thoughts of “they wouldn’t do that!”, I knew I could pick up this book and enjoy a clever, detailed and realistic plot. Things got very twisty, which is just how I like my crime fiction. No details for fear of spoilers.
Highly recommended for fans of police procedurals but I urge you to read the earlier books in the series first.
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  • ReadandRated
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars from me!Fighting Monsters is a great book in the DI Hannah Robbins series of novels.In addition to Hannah herself, there are some really good and strong characters who are brought to life within the pages of the book.Lee's character was very clear to me and his sadness seemed to ooze off the pages.Pasha - who tries so hard - became clearer as the book went on, I look forward to reading more about her.I also really enjoyed Aaron's role within the book and I am very pleased that his Asperg 5 stars from me!Fighting Monsters is a great book in the DI Hannah Robbins series of novels.In addition to Hannah herself, there are some really good and strong characters who are brought to life within the pages of the book.Lee's character was very clear to me and his sadness seemed to ooze off the pages.Pasha - who tries so hard - became clearer as the book went on, I look forward to reading more about her.I also really enjoyed Aaron's role within the book and I am very pleased that his Aspergers is written so well and so respectfully. Hannah went up even further in my estimations for her interactions with him.I love the way Rebecca Bradley writes and have also enjoyed her previous books - the fact that she is a former DC must go some way to adding credibility to her words I guess and Fighting Monsters rings all too true as you delve deeper into the story.As ever, I have no intention of giving any of the storyline away, suffice it to say this is a great crime/police thriller and I would recommend that you download the back catalogue and then treat yourself to all of Rebecca Bradley's books in order!
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I was looking forward to reading the latest Hannah Robbins book, its always nice to return to a favourite character. Most of the team have returned, and there are a few additions. Like Hannah, I wasn’t entirely sure how to feel about Sally’s replacement but I think she will grow on me. She is gutsy, and determined to put her past behind her and be an important member of the team.I think there is a lot of the author in these books. The grieving process that a team of officers goes through feels r I was looking forward to reading the latest Hannah Robbins book, its always nice to return to a favourite character. Most of the team have returned, and there are a few additions. Like Hannah, I wasn’t entirely sure how to feel about Sally’s replacement but I think she will grow on me. She is gutsy, and determined to put her past behind her and be an important member of the team.I think there is a lot of the author in these books. The grieving process that a team of officers goes through feels real and is not something I have read in other crime books and have it mean as much. The determination that they solve it on their own without the help or otherwise from professional standards. And there is the attention to detail, she shows that even the most mundane of jobs is important to an investigation. There was a few times that I had a lump in my throat, none of which I can say much about because of spoilers but one of them shows that there will definitely be another book to look forward to in the future.
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  • Kelly-Jo Sweeney
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third Hannah Robbins book (although there is also a prequel as well) but if you haven't read the earlier books, you could read this as a stand-alone. Having said that, there are a few things mentioned in this book, that happened in the first two. I would suggest going back and reading the other books.This time, Hannah is faced with the murder of a local criminal who has just been found not guilty of killing a police officer. Everyone believes that he was guilty and as a result tensio This is the third Hannah Robbins book (although there is also a prequel as well) but if you haven't read the earlier books, you could read this as a stand-alone. Having said that, there are a few things mentioned in this book, that happened in the first two. I would suggest going back and reading the other books.This time, Hannah is faced with the murder of a local criminal who has just been found not guilty of killing a police officer. Everyone believes that he was guilty and as a result tensions are running high. As another two killings happen to people involved in the trial, Hannah has to rush to get to the bottom of what is going on before more people die.I read this quite quickly because I really enjoyed the story and wanted to know what was going to happen. I did guess some things, but not everything.This was another great Hannah Robbins book and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series when they come out.
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  • Melanie Hodges
    January 1, 1970
    Soooooooooo worth the wait for book 3 in the DI Hannah Robbins series! Along with the characters we've come to know in the previous two books, we are introduced to some new members of the team. Some of whom are easier to deal with than others for Hannah, given that one of them is a replacement for her friend and colleague, Sally.This time Hannah and her team are tasked with investigating a murder of a gang boss who killed another police officer.Only this time, there is a problem. Is another offi Soooooooooo worth the wait for book 3 in the DI Hannah Robbins series! Along with the characters we've come to know in the previous two books, we are introduced to some new members of the team. Some of whom are easier to deal with than others for Hannah, given that one of them is a replacement for her friend and colleague, Sally.This time Hannah and her team are tasked with investigating a murder of a gang boss who killed another police officer.Only this time, there is a problem. Is another officer involved with the murder?Time will tell, along side a lot of leg work and stress on those involved.I have to say, this was absolutely brilliant! I've been thoroughly gripped by Hannah since the first book and eagerly anticipated the release of this. I really enjoyed the relationship between Hannah and her team, especially the loyalty to her number two, Aaron.
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  • Fiona Wright
    January 1, 1970
    Another excellent book from Rebecca Bradley involving old fashioned gang culture and possible police corruption. Can be read as a stand-alone but to get the most out of it read the two previous books in the series.
  • Sarsh
    January 1, 1970
    Fabulous!Another well written crime thriller from Rebecca Bradley! I'm Notts born and bred so it feels like I'm actually in the middle of her crime scenes as I read. Excellent stuff! I'm looking forward to the next one!!!!
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