Assume Nothing

Genre: Crime fiction

Stars: 5

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com

The Blurb:

Betrayals of trust, poker cheats, ambitious barristers, cyber bullies, lost diplomats and revenge are just some of the themes explored in this collection of short stories. As Mike Craven introduces Detective Inspector Avison Fluke and the rest of his characters from Cumbria’s Force Major Incident Team, in tales where little is at seems, the only thing you can do is Assume Nothing, Believe No One, Challenge Everything.

My Review:

A great and diverse collection of page-turner, crime-related short stories, loosely themed around the Force Major Incident Team and mainly based in Cumbria.

The collection is made up of six short stories, dealing with alleged child abuse, team psychology, expert witness conduct, cyber-crime, diplomat recovery and crime families. The characters are a welcome constant, but the actual stories are all fascinatingly varied.

I’m not normally one for short stories, but this collection was interesting, fast-paced, and joining my Sherlock Holmes collection on the shelf. It’s that good.

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.