A brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough.
A fast-moving thriller with strong characters, dark humour and a terrific sense of place. I was totally absorbed.
A palpable hit . . . [a] dark, but glittering pearl.
Brilliantly engineered police procedural.
It's a cracker . . . Henry is aware of the required marks for plot, pace and characterization and hits each one with devastating accuracy . . . brilliant.
James Henry has done it again with another taut, highly atmospheric police procedural!
James Henry's writing is vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period.
Perfectly structured, authentically bred from its bleak and watery setting, Blackwater gives us a new Essex reimagined as a noir landscape.
The smell of the marshes permeates every page . . . This is old-style policing set in an interesting period, and it's an encouraging start to what is likely to be an engaging series.
This is great stuff.