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SUMMARY è Darkness Darkness Resnick 12 Ñ ➻ [Reading] ➽ Darkness Darkness Resnick 12 By John Harvey ➰ – Insolpro.co.uk The final DI Charlie Resnick novel from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and Sunday Times bestselling author of Cold in Hand Thirty years ago the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart Olent 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. Recently finished John Harvey's final Resnick Darkness Darkness am not over it by a long shot and in fact I may remain in mourning for an indeterminate length of time The series ended perfectly winding down as Resnick did the same in his fictional work jazz coffee fueled and sandwich packed life In addition after reading the first three pages as the book brought Resnick full circle I had to stop myself from constantly thinking about one of my favorite films of all time “Brassed Off” starring the late great Pete Postelthwaite about the Grimley Colliery brass band and the Grimley pit closure Oh Mr Harvey how do we thank you enough without appearing obseuious There's no irony that this is my first post in Goodreads and that it would be about a mystery a police procedural Aside from 1950s children's literature CS Lewis EB White JRR Tolkein A Lindgren the first books that sparked my reading brain to a new level were Dame Agatha Christie's Poirot series when I was in third grade I had my 68th birthday recently so there we have my decades long devotion to mysteriesMonica Donnelly has introduced me to countless authors over the close to 45 years we've been friends but John Harvey's Resnick takes the cake When she randomly sent me #3 in the series I devoured it like a Resnick sandwich Author love struck I found the rest and lined them up chronologically on my bedside shelf always allowing other books to take cuts in order to postpone reading Darkness Darkness as long as I could resist So now it ends and while I’m pretty good at accepting reality all I really want to whine is noooooo The intelligent plot lines this part of England as a bonafide character I was able to look up a map and most of the featured city sections and buildings ie Lace Market Resnick and his colleagues as they navigate their work and personal lives and Harvey's mastery of language; how will I do without them Rest assured I am reading other books now excellent books but I can no longer put a sandwich together without the “Charlie Resnick conundrum” it’s a thing now kicking in wondering if Resnick would like half Thank you John Harvey

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The final DI Charlie Resnick novel from the Cartier Diamond Dagger winner and Sunday Times bestselling author of Cold in Hand Thirty years ago the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart Darkness Darkness MOBI #10003 turning neighbour against neighbour husband ag. And so after 12 novels 16 short stories two television adaptations and four radio plays Darkness Darkness marks the final appearance of John Harvey’s stalwart and long serving detective Charlie ResnickPublished on the 30th anniversary of the Miner’s Strike the story centres on this incredibly divisive and emotional period of British political and social history Neighbour was turned against neighbour husband against wife and father against son at a time when working class families experienced economic deprivation With a backdrop of police brutality corporate greed and unfeeling politicians young mother Jenny Hardwick goes missing Set against her husband who defied the strike Hardwick became a vocal campaigner on behalf of the miners and their families causing plenty of friction prior to her disappearanceWith the discovery of her body many years later the virtually retired Resnick is drawn into the investigation It’s a trip back in time for him as he too was involved in this turbulent period Recalled from his current role in cold case investigation he works alongside DI Catherine Njoroge an ambitious and dedicated black police officer who has made her way uickly through the ranks She grapples daily with the judgements made upon her in the profession due to her gender and race As the contrasting characteristics of youth and experience join forces the scene is set for a compelling and emotive investigation revisiting the past and setting old ghosts to restThanks to Harvey’s superb control of plot and character you’ll be transported between the time when Hardwick disappeared 30 years ago and the present The book opens with Resnick ruminating after having lost his partner and acutely feeling the march of time Although not fully retired he seems to be missing the cut and thrust of his previous full time police career so relishes the opportunity to become involved with a case that was never laid to rest and which carries a certain weight of professional and emotional involvement for himHarvey portrays the developing working relationship between Resnick and Njoroge well and they learn to understand their differences While Resnick grapples with his mortality Njoroge is utterly career focused and navigates the unfortunate and violent side effects of a failed relationship Both characters are beautifully realised and the interplay between them is imbued with Harvey’s natural feel and skill in the realm of characterisation As they revisit the suspects identified in the initial disappearance case along with those involved with the original investigation secrets kept both then and no hinder their hunt for a killer Why did Jenny Hardwick disappear and who was responsible for her death only recently uncoveredHaving had personal experience of Nottinghamshire during the Miner’s Strike Harvey brings the weight of this to bear in his description of Bledwell Vale the fractured community in which Jenny Hardwick lived I remember this period from my childhood and the violent scenes and the economic hardship that blighted the mining communities Every reference to the backdrop of the dispute and the suffering it caused is drawn with absolute clarity bringing an emotional weight and involvement for the reader throughoutObviously to avoid spoilers I will make no reference to how Resnick bows out but think I am definitely not alone in mourning the loss of this character in crime fiction arena With Darkness Darkness Harvey has conjured up a fitting and emotive final outing for this long lasting and influential character As a stolid fan of John Harvey I thank him for it – the final scene is perfect We’ll miss you Charlie ResnickThis review was published at Crime Fiction Lovercom

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Darkness Darkness Resnick 12Ainst 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 vi. I am a little late to the table with reading any of John Harvey's novels This being the first and it also being the last in the Resnick series regardless I truly enjoyed this book and don't think for me missing out on previous novels in the series took away from my ability to connect and read thisWhat's it about 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 stillResnick 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 disputeNow 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 caseMy ReviewI found this book fascinating in it's subject matter I was a very young girl when the Miner's Strike brought Britain to a place of civil unrest the book does a brilliant job of building up a picture of England during those difficult times both from the perspective of the Strikers and the Scabs those Miners who chose to keep working and faced horrendous opposition from those on strike They were the outcasts These were not pretty times for England at allResnick was part of a team present in the heat of the Miners Strike and was privy to knowing many of the characters years ago that he then comes into contact again when he joins a newly formed team sent to investigate the unearthing of the skeletal remains of a young women in the garden of one of the houses in the region The book shifts timelines and POV between back then and now it uses the voices of a few different characters again back then and now so we get an rounded picture of what is going on The plot was fascinating the political unrest the behind the doors drama the poverty the violence the secrets the lies and liars As Resnick returns to interview many of those he knew back in the day they start to piece together the whowhat and why of the murder of this young woman Not for ONE minute until the end did I guess who the killer was I loved Resnick as a character he's ageing now but he certainly has all his faculties about him he's got a long term memory like an elephant a very likeable and real character salt of the earth Awesome In fact all the characters in this book were done well easy to connect with easy to picture who there were and what they thought very well done on character portrayal I thought It's a highly readable book from start to finish fascinating history intertwined with modern day police work and John Harvey does a fine job of wrapping up Resnick's last case nicely satisfying I felt Highly recommended reading a top of the the line crime novel readable by both long term fans and new of John Harvey This one gets 45 stars from me I received a copy of this novel thanks to the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review