Title: Deadly Caller
(Detective Jane Phillips #6)
Author: OMJ Ryan
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Detective
First published: September 5th 2021
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Finished reading: September 4th 2021
“Coincidences don’t exist in the world of Major Crimes.”
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Inkubator Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
I’ve been following this series since the very beginning, and it is one of those detective thriller series that just keeps delivering. I couldn’t resist adding book number six Deadly Caller to my shelves, and I can now confirm that it is without doubt yet another successful Detective Jane Phillips sequel. There is just something about the writing style, plot and characters that makes you want to keep turning those pages, and I can definitely recommend this series in general if you are a fan of the genre.
You can technically read Deadly Caller as a stand-alone as the case they are investigating is completely new, but I personally wouldn’t recommend it as you will be missing out on the character background and dynamics that help understand Jane Phillips and the rest of her team. And you definitely won’t understand the comments relating to Fox if you haven’t suffered through her behavior in the previous books! I’m definitely glad we still mostly have the new dynamics with Carter in book six, as having to deal fit Fox as a character could get really annoying.
The plot in Deadly Caller is another solid one and without doubt makes for an interesting enough case, although things were quite obvious this time around as it was really easy to guess who was behind it very early on and there weren’t too many plot twists or alternative suspects. That said, I still enjoyed reading this story as Deadly Caller has a healthy dose of banter between Jane Phillips and the rest of her team and it’s always great spending more time with them. There are also developments in Jane Phillips’ private life, which definitely make me curious about what will happen in the next book.
In short, Deadly Caller turned out to be another solid detective thriller sequel, and while slightly predictable and less intense than the previous one, it was still very much an entertaining ride.