Dark Game - Rachel Lynch

Dark Game

By Rachel Lynch

  • Release Date: 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 791 Ratings


DI Kelly Porter knows some people will risk everything to get ahead. But when the truth comes out deadly prices are paid... 

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth…

Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.

What readers are saying about Dark Game

The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews

‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook

'It grabbed me from the first word… I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! … I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews

'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly… the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm

'Will keep you up all night… This is a must-read book.' Karen's World

'What an exceptional story… It's gripping and definitely a page-turner… I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews

What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Dark Game

    By Gunnytjt
    Nice read, kept interested to read more.
  • Captivating and Binge Worthy

    By Elliereviews
    I binged the book in two days. While the ending was somewhat predictable, the plot kept turning in every which way!
  • New to this authors work and

    By Ne14reading
    I really liked it.
  • A complex story

    By anonymousJRMc
    A complex story of a complex crime. Good character development. I will read this author again.
  • Good Reading

    By I dgs
    Mystery abounds in this who’s the one behind all that’s going on and why ?
  • Great read

    By k in gtown
    Could not put it down.
  • Fun

    By crazy patroller
    Fun read - predictable and unrealistic police actions however.
  • Dark Game

    By Pins4
    Enjoyed the book. A lot of twists and turns but she solved a lot of cases and more.
  • Heavy themes

    By Fairiko
    I wanted to rate it 2 stars due to the adult scenes that were Unnecessary and had way to many details. However, overlooking that it was an okay read. It does pick up after a while and has you wondering what’s going to happen next.
  • Dark

    By techno not
    Dark and ugly