Endgame by Daniel Cole – Book Review



A locked room. A dead body. A secret that went to the grave.

When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure.

Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?

But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well..



This is the third of the Ragdoll trilogy and while this can be read as a stand-alone, but it would really be useful for the background story to have read the previous novels. 

This is a locked room mystery. Finley Shaw, a retired police officer is found dead in a sealed room..a single shot to the head. This is first classed as a suicide, but is it?

Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes arrives at his friend Shaw’s home to take a look for himself…..and is arrested. He comes to an arrangement with the Commissioner, in return for information about the wanted drug Lord, Dubois, he will work this ‘suspicious’ death of his friend as his last case.

The story revolves around Wolf, DCI Emily Baxter, who he has a history with, and the Police Commissioner Christian Bellamy. With flashbacks to 1979 to find answers as to who would kill Fin..and why!

If you enjoy a crime thriller, with humour, twists, immensely likeable characters and a clever, imaginative plot, then you’ll love this.

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers 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






At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.

He has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series which publishers and producers describe as “pulse-racing” and “exceptional”. 

Daniel currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two in the Nathan Wolfe series instead.

Ragdoll is his first novel. (Courtesy of Goodreads)

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