Grave Intent by A.M. Peacock – Book Review



Robert Norris. An eighteen-year old petty criminal is brutally tortured and left in a farmer’s field to die.  

DCI Jack Lambert, and his team, think they have it all figured out. It’s a robbery gone wrong. Suspicion immediately falls on the man who called it in.

What Jack doesn’t realise is that this is just the beginning.

An escaped prisoner, an attempted hit, and a seemingly unending trail of violence and retribution follows.  

As the mystery unfolds, Jack begins to suspect the existence of a secret, but powerful, syndicate operating on the very edges of the North East’s criminal underworld.

With the situation spiralling out of control, Jack finds himself at a crossroads—one which could lead him back into the kind of life he has spent a career running away from.

Time is running out and this case might not only cost Lambert his job, but also his life…

“From its very first gut-wrenching chapter I was completely hooked on ‘Open Grave’. This book signals the emergence of a brand new, north-east, crime-writing talent to watch out for. A.M Peacock is absolutely the real deal and Jack Lambert is a fascinating creation, destined for a big following. I can’t wait for the next one!”  Howard Linskey



#2 in the DCI Jack Lambert series, but can quite easily be read as a stand-alone.

From the tension filled first chapter this grabs your attention and does not let go…

Robert Norris was trying to break in to a farmers home, expecting it to be empty, but it wasn’t, Gus was home with a shot gun… Robert runs, is then bitten by a dog, stabbed with a pitchfork and has his head smashed with a rock….was it Gus or someone else?

With more murders, DCI Jack Lambert has his work cut out…..his new relationship with Ryan suffers and he’s back drinking and his old boss Dorian, the gangster is blighting his life again…..he’s a mess….but work always comes first! Just who is behind these deaths and is Jack next on the list?

This is a police procedural thriller with a breakneck pace, full of twists to keep you on your toes….with great characters to keep you entertained along the way….another stunning read by A.M Peacock….and I’m already looking forward to the next in this addictive series….

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook.  This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (it’s only 99p for the Kindle At the moment too)





A.M. Peacock grew up in the North East of England before leaving to study for a degree in music technology at the University of Hull. A subsequent return to his hometown of South Shields saw him spend seven years as a teacher in a local college before changing careers to become a trade union official.  

Having always been an avid reader, he took to writing after being encouraged to do so by his PGCE tutor. He has since gone on to produce a number of short stories, winning the Writers’ Forum Magazine competition on two occasions, as well as producing articles for both the local press and a university magazine.  

A.M. Peacock’s debut novel, Open Grave, featuring DCI Jack Lambert, was published in September 2018. Grave Intent is the second in this series, with more to come!

Away from writing, A.M. Peacock enjoys watching films, playing guitar and can often be found pavement pounding in preparation for the odd half marathon.  

A.M. Peacock can be found on Twitter at  @ampeacockwriter.

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