Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)

Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)

THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to pi THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND The past never stays buried for long... Detectiv...

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Title:Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)
Author:L.J. Ross
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B0157EGENU
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Oct 05, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

  • Neats
    Feb 06, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island. When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not a...

  • Sarah
    Sep 19, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island. When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not a...

    A woman's body is found buried in Hadrian's Wall. It is the body of Amy Llewelyn who went missing 10 years ago. DCI Ryan and his team recognise the girl as her photo was amongst the possessions of the man responsible for the deaths in the first book in the series. However, when another...

  • Sue
    Dec 07, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Oct 04, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

  • Pat O'Halloran
    Jul 05, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

  • Kerry
    Dec 10, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    Oct 30, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

  • Linda Strong
    Sep 19, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

  • Leila
    Sep 15, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

  • David Gilchrist
    Sep 11, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

  • Mike Sumner
    Jul 30, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

  • Misfits farm
    Sep 22, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

  • Angie Rhodes
    Dec 14, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

  • Lorraine
    Jan 18, 2018

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

  • Elisa
    Sep 22, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

  • Shell Baker
    Jan 14, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

  • Sarah
    Nov 16, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

  • Petra
    Jul 09, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

  • Jean
    Oct 05, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

  • Jackie Roche
    Mar 27, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island. When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not a...

    A woman's body is found buried in Hadrian's Wall. It is the body of Amy Llewelyn who went missing 10 years ago. DCI Ryan and his team recognise the girl as her photo was amongst the possessions of the man responsible for the deaths in the first book in the series. However, when another...

    I would like to thank Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and open review. I read and loved "Holy Island", so I was looking forward to reading this sequel. I was certainly not disappointed. If anything I enjoye...

  • ✨ Amara ✨
    Apr 09, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island. When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not a...

    A woman's body is found buried in Hadrian's Wall. It is the body of Amy Llewelyn who went missing 10 years ago. DCI Ryan and his team recognise the girl as her photo was amongst the possessions of the man responsible for the deaths in the first book in the series. However, when another...

    I would like to thank Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and open review. I read and loved "Holy Island", so I was looking forward to reading this sequel. I was certainly not disappointed. If anything I enjoye...

    This book is better than HOLY ISLAND, but still has problems because of the characters. Ryan's arrogance is barely under control, but I really like Phillips. Still, I wish their two romance stories did not figure so prominently in these books. Also, I am not fond of the continuing of t...

    This book was too good.It follows some of the events from the previous book and circle business. Can't wait for book 3! ...

  • Betsy
    Oct 06, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...

    Read the first few pages and realised it was going to be as bad as the first book so found something else to read ...

    Enthralling! L.J. Ross? Sycamore Gap, #2 of the DCI Ryan Mysteries, begins as an early morning hiker discovers a victim of a 10 year old murder whose grave is a small part of Hadrin?s Wall. Enter DCI Ryan and his team. This murder starts a path for Ryan that leads him back to horri...

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island. When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not a...

    A woman's body is found buried in Hadrian's Wall. It is the body of Amy Llewelyn who went missing 10 years ago. DCI Ryan and his team recognise the girl as her photo was amongst the possessions of the man responsible for the deaths in the first book in the series. However, when another...

    I would like to thank Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and open review. I read and loved "Holy Island", so I was looking forward to reading this sequel. I was certainly not disappointed. If anything I enjoye...

    This book is better than HOLY ISLAND, but still has problems because of the characters. Ryan's arrogance is barely under control, but I really like Phillips. Still, I wish their two romance stories did not figure so prominently in these books. Also, I am not fond of the continuing of t...

  • J. Kahele
    Sep 16, 2015

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

  • Lorraine
    Aug 03, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

  • Jen
    Feb 01, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

  • Kate
    Jul 13, 2016

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

  • Daniel Smith
    Sep 13, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

  • G.J.
    Jan 13, 2018

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

  • Serian
    Apr 03, 2017

    SYCAMORE GAP by L.J.Ross is a DCI Ryan Mystery, the SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND, which I just finished reading. I would suggest reading these books in order to gain the full effect of the character development. I enjoyed this dark mystery even more than Holy Island. The past n...

    4.5? A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister?s killer, but how? He?s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes....

    5 Words: Crime, murder, cult, history, trust. I'm definitely addicted. Addicted to DCI Ryan. I loved the twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat as I read. I also loved that this book had me researching various little titbits of local history (about three hours I thi...

    The DCI Ryan #2 is a great follow up story to the first, entitled Holy Island. I think LJ Ross is a talented writer who creates well rounded characters, both good and bad and plenty of tension in her stories. I am not usually drawn to Detective series, but I confess that as I grew up i...

    This was a great second book in the DCI Ryan series, although a little slow to start to the second half made up for it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be reading the next one. ...

    DCI Ryan is back and just when he thinks everything has returned to normal and he can concentrate more on his relationship with Anna, a man stumbles across a skeleton. It belongs to a young girl who disappeared 10 years earlier and was hidden inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. R...

    What do the centuries old Hadrian?s Wall, Circle of Satanic worshipers, a serial killer, and DCI Maxwell Ryan have in common? Much more than one might think. LJ Ross has woven another dark, intense mystery involving Ryan and his colleague, Frank Phillips, as they attempt to unravel t...

    This is the second book in the DCI Ryan series and another corker of a read. This has to be one of the best settings for a crime series. There is so much history as well as stunning views and even though there are plenty of murders that occur, that certainly didn't put me off wanti...

    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

    Another brilliant piece of writing from LJ Ross. A body found after many years by chance or is it? Is it the same killer as before, or a copycat or someone as yet undiscovered? Unknown they maybe but they know about Ryan and his life, girlfriend and contacts. Is "the circle" still acti...

    Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross Many thanks to the author and Maxine at Booklover Catlady Publicity Services for my review copy of Sycamore Gap. I was super excited to get a copy of this book, as I had read Louise's previous book in the series, Holy Island and loved it. You can read my...

    Continues seamlessly from DCI Ryan Mysteries #1 Holy Island and the trilogy is completed (I think) with Heavenfield. There are so many threads running through from book #1 that it is necessary to start there, if you haven't read Holy Island. The satanic sect known as The Circle tak...

    In the second book in the DCI Ryan series, we join our eponymous hero some six months after the events on Holy Island which put his girlfriend Anna in mortal danger. Their relationship has grown immensely and while it may have seemed new and awkward in the first book, when we meet them...

    I bought and read ?Holy Island? the debut novel by an exciting new author - L J Ross. I was fascinated by this first truly spell-binding story and deeply impressed by the quality of style and content. As I live in the area and know Holy Island well this also drew me to the book. ...

    I finished this late last night (23rd December) and now I can't wait to start Heavenfield (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 3). Having read and loved Holy Island (The DCI Ryan mysteries Book 1) I was very much looking forward to reading Sycamore Gap. DCI Ryan is the most intriguing chara...

    Magic and Mayhem, in Sycamore Gap, just what DCI Ryan needs. When the skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a wall on the morning, on.the Summer Solstice,, a murder investigation is required. The skeleton has been hidden there for at least ten years, and the questions are :Who is ...

    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

    'Come out, come out, wherever you are.' I am not one for prologues, but found in reading this book by LJ Ross, it was necessary to read it. It starts during the Summer Solstice, Amy is gazing out into the valley near a large Sycamore tree, when footsteps startle her and turns to see...

    I received a free copy from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! No sophomore slump for DCI Ryan. After solving the case of the Holy Island murders, he and his team investigate old human remains buried in Hadrian's Wall. The c...

    Following her debut novel, Holy Island, this book continues the theme. If anything this new works is even better than her first book, the book keeps your interest from start to finish with unexpected twists along the way. A story set in the North East along Hadrians Wall well structu...

    Well, I did try to get to grips with this - not once, but twice, but I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I know this book has received good reviews from other people, so I must be in the minority, but I found the writing quite poor and what looked to be a sub-plot about...

    If you're looking for a trashy detective novel, this is gold. It's a very easy read, because it's pretty terrible. I enjoyed it thorougly. ...