Review: Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

“It would be their evidence that would decide the length of the sentences, not the courage of the foot soldiers.”

Hidden in Plain Sight is the second instalment to the Detective William Warwick series and if I may say, it’s a damn good instalment. To give you some background, the first book in the series was Nothing Ventured and as the publishers claim, you can definitely read this book as a standalone (as I haven’t read Nothing Ventured) and still understand what’s going on. But if you HAVE read the previous book, it’d be clearer as in the case of any series, so maybe that’s another one to add to your TBR.

The Detective William Warwick series is set in London during the 1980s, when the illegal use of drugs was on a rise. At this point, William is promoted to Detective Sergeant and is assigned to the Drug Squad. He is also preparing to marry to his fiancé Beth while his father is still not convinced about him joining the police force.

DS Warwick is supposed to looking into a London drug lord known on the streets as the Viper. In the meantime, he is also investigating into a way to put his old enemy – Miles Faulkner – behind bars. The Viper is extremely cautious and a man of meticulous detail, yet he has a loose end which will hopefully put him behind bars. Similarly, Faulkner though cunning should know better to be wary of an ex-wife.

I’d like you to consider this book as a British cross-over of B99 & Suits. It’s witty, it’s funny and it’s definitely jam-packed with the court room drama you love witnessing on Suits. It has a warm family vibe to it as well and amidst all the drama, that is something you’ll appreciate too. But the best part about the book are the twists and turns you almost don’t see coming.

I rate Hidden in Plain Sight 4.5 out of 5 bookmarks. The first hundred pages were a little slow for me but as I came to finish the book, I realised how important that build-up was for the plot. The cliff-hanger at the end of this second instalment is too good to not want to read the next one in the series! I’d like to thank Pan MacMillan India for sending across this gripping read!

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I am Surbhi Sinha aka The Urban Reader from India. A city girl and a regular customer of the world's wordsmiths. I enjoy exploring and living several lives while reading books. A girl who tries to reflect the beauty of simplicity, appreciates the extraordinary magic woven in stories and enjoys exploring the cities. I eagerly look forward to sharing my adventures with you.

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