NO SECOND CHANCES by Lyndon Stacey


Email this review


Missing husbands and boyfriends are the order of the day for ex-cop Daniel Whelan (Nothing But Lies, 2014, etc.).

When he makes a delivery to Abbots Farm, Daniel, who’s driven for Tavistock Farm Supplies ever since leaving the Bristol CID, finds owner Lorna Myers distraught. Two thugs are looking for Harvey, the husband she thought was overseas on business for his longtime company, Giradelle Santini. Daniel does such a good job comforting Lorna that the next day he gets a call from her daughter, Zoe, who wants his help locating her boyfriend, Shane Brennan. Zoe pawned two of her grandmother’s rings to help Shawn buy a racing mare, and now he’s disappeared, horse and all. Finding Shane won’t be easy. His people are Travellers, a close-knit community who don’t share secrets easily with “country” folk. Shane’s uncle, dog breeder Billy Driscoll, may know where he is, but Driscoll isn’t any more forthcoming about the boy’s whereabouts than he is about the condition of the greyhounds on his farm. Daniel’s German shepherd, Taz, isn’t the only one who smells a rat, but figuring out just what’s going on at in the Travellers’ encampment will take its toll on both man and beast.

Stacey’s latest takes off at a trot rather than a gallop but covers the ground just the same.

Pub Date: July 1st, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-7278-8610-1
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Severn House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2016


MysteryNOTHING BUT LIES by Lyndon Stacey
by Lyndon Stacey
MysteryNO HOLDS BARRED by Lyndon Stacey
by Lyndon Stacey
MysteryNO GOING BACK by Lyndon Stacey
by Lyndon Stacey


MysteryBRUTE STRENGTH by Susan Conant
by Susan Conant
MysteryTHE DARK SIDE OF TOWN by Sasscer Hill
by Sasscer Hill
MysteryBLOOD ON THE SAND by Pauline Rowson
by Pauline Rowson