My #Review of #ForAnyOtherTruth by #Denzil Meyrick @Lochlomonden @BirlinnBooks

When a light aircraft crash-lands at Machrie airport, DCI Jim Daley and his colleague Brian Scott rush to the scene. But it soon becomes clear that both occupants of the plane were dead before take-off …

Meanwhile in Kinloch, local fisherman Hamish is unwittingly dragged into danger when he witnesses something he shouldn’t, and hotel manager Annie is beginning to suspect her new boss may not be as he first appeared.

And just as Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington thinks she has finally escaped the sins of her past, she finds herself caught in an even deadlier trap.

DCI Jim Daley Book 9 – For Any Other Truth….
I’ve had this on my bookshelf for a while because I didn’t want to read it and finish it – The thing is I adore this series, Jim Daley is such a fantastic character and my all-time favourite side-kick Brian Scott (reminds me of several ex Copper colleagues from years ago) who hate Boats as much as I do (you will have to read the series to find out why!).


This book is in my opinion, the best so far, the storyline was original and fast-paced, I was on the edge of my seat the whole way thru….it has the usual humour and unusually emotion (yes I cried), and I’m not going to give any spoilers but someone dies!


The premise is a light aircraft crash at Machrie Airport which starts the ball rolling for a tale of mystery and deceit which drags Jim and Brian into a murky world of old troubles and climate protesters.

A fantastic book as always from one of my favourite authors, plus this one was close to home to me as I used to work in the ops room at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire…..mentioning this will become clear once you start reading! 


Thank you, Denzil for another brilliant read…..when’s the next one due out? LOL!

5 Star Read ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The next DCI Daley thriller The Death Of Remembrance is out in June 2022

Denzil Meyrick official Website

Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he pursued a varied career including time spent as a police officer, freelance journalist, and director of several companies.
Beginning with Whisky from Small Glasses, then The Last Witness, Dark Suits and Sad Songs, The Rat Stone Serenade, and Well of the Winds, the DCI Daley series have all become Scottish Crime bestsellers. Whisky from Small Glasses reached #2 in the UK Kindle store in 2016.
An anthology of short stories, One Last Dram was published in late 2017.
The Daley series to date have all been number one bestselling UK audiobooks on Audible. DCI Daley #6 The Relentless Tide and #7 A Breath on Dying Embers one of the Scotsman newspaper’s books of 2018 and 2019. A Breath On Dying Embers was longlisted for the 2019 McIlvanney Prize.

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