Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey

Darkness Darkness by John Harvey

Good thing about this series of novels is that, if you haven’t read any before, this is the eleventh, so there’s ten more to go at. But bad news is, if you have been reading them before, this is the last one.

Yes, this is the final DI Charlie Resnick novel, from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and Sunday Times bestselling author of Cold in Hand,  John Harvey. Charlie Resnick is based in the city of Nottingham and loves sandwiches and jazz.

Thirty years ago, the Miners’ Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son – enmities which smoulder still.

Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute.

Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to the front line to assist in the investigation into the woman’s murder – forcing him to confront his past in what will assuredly be his last case.