Bomb explosions, armed robberies, and finally murder. Four men dressed as the Beatles are destroying the calm on the island of Guernsey and DI Liam O’Reilly is desperately hunting for the killers.
Chaos On The Island is the 9th book in the O’Reilly series. It is not necessary to have read the previous books but I would recommend them all as this is one of my favourites series!
Once again, Liam is thrown into a dramatic and thrilling case. Four robbers dressed as the Beatles escalate their crimes until they include murder. The police investigation is in chaos as they struggle to cope with the number of crimes and the danger faced by the public.
There are lots of twists and red herrings as chaos develops. I felt that the deaths were quite shocking and unexpected, really emphasising the chaos theme of the book. As with his earlier books, the author uses dialogue to drive the plot forwards and immerse us in the crimes and investigation. Beatles fans will also enjoy trying to find the song titles dotted throughout the plot.
Liam has some personal issues in this book, including his daughter wanting to move out, his girlfriend is ill and his cat has found a friend. There is a careful balance of humour, fear and sadness which gives a strong emotional link between the characters and the reader.
Chaos On The Island is another excellent book in this wonderful series.
CHAOS ON THE ISLAND (Detective Liam O’Reilly book 9)
If there’s one thing Detective Liam O’Reilly hates, it’s bombs.
The Irishman transferred to the peaceful island of Guernsey to escape that kind of thing.
So, when random explosions start taking the people on the island by surprise, O’Reilly wonders if moving to Guernsey was such a good idea.
It soon becomes clear that the bombs are a smokescreen for something else. Something more sinister is going on, and when a gang of masked men enter the equation, O’Reilly realises this has nothing to do with blowing things up.
A team of armed men, dubbed the Fab Four Robbers by the press, soon capture the hearts of the people of Guernsey, and chaos hits the island.
O’Reilly is facing the worst dilemma of his career.
Many residents of the island are championing these thugs.
This new breed of criminals disguised as John, Paul, George and Ringo are about to educate O’Reilly in the fine art of chaos.
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brought together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
The Miranda trilogy is something totally different. A psychological thriller trilogy. It is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow. I also have another series featuring an Irish detective who relocated to Guernsey, the Detective Liam O’Reilly series. There are also 3 stand alone novels.