What Falls between the Cracks by Robert Scraggs


What Falls between the Crack is Robert Scraggs debut novel which comes out 19th April 2018.


Detective Jake Porter and his Partner Nick Styles have been called on to a case where a  served hand has been found in an abandoned London flat. The DNA matches the Flats owner Natasha Barclay who hasn’t been seen 1983. Why hasn’t anyone been looking for her before, why hasn’t her family reported her missing?

As Jake and Nick delve into the case, they realise that this dark family history has more than meets the eye. They have to deal with local heavies scaring off witness, and internal politics stopping them investigating certain leads. This won’t stop them solving this case, but will the answers they find see the light of day?


What Falls between the Crack is a book full of twist, turns and a very clever story. I loved the dynamic between Jake and Nick, they have a great working relationship as well as friendship. The plot is brilliantly written and the way in which the book started and ended in a way that I didn’t expect.

The book is a bit like cat and mouse we know who are the bad guys, but its all about building the case to prove it and the bad guys trying not to get caught. Although I was taken aback by some bad guys I did not expect to be a bad guys.

 The story is interesting and slightly sad in the fact that no one reports Natasha missing for over 30 years. I would hate for no one to miss me.

I hope that this is not the last I hear from Jake Porter and Nick Styles.

I give this book 4 out of 5.


Thank you to Allison and Busby for sending me this book for a honest and fair review.

Thanks for reading

Gem x


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