Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Meet private detective James Leipfold, computer whizzkid Maile O’Hara and good-natured cop Jack Cholmondeley in the first book of the Leipfold series.

A car strikes in the middle of the night and a young actress lies dead in the road. The police force thinks it’s an accident, but Maile and Leipfold aren’t so sure.

Putting their differences aside, and brought together by a shared love of crosswords and busting bad guys, Maile and Leipfold investigate. But not all is as it seems, as they soon find out to their peril…

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Meet private detective James Leipfold, computer whizzkid Maile O’Hara and good-natured cop Jack Cholmondeley in the first book of the Leipfold series.

A car strikes in the middle of the night and a young actress lies dead in the road. The police force thinks it’s an accident, but Maile and Leipfold aren’t so sure.

Putting their differences aside, and brought together by a shared love of crosswords and busting bad guys, Maile and Leipfold investigate. But not all is as it seems, as they soon find out to their peril…

2 reviews for Driven

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ktkinnes

    While reading Driven, I kept thinking about the PI story by J K Rowling, and how brilliant Driven would be as a screenplay or on TV. So much so that I was telling anyone and everyone about it! The writing was so easy to follow, and there wasn’t too much given away throughout so you can’t guess the ending before you get there – well, I couldn’t. One thing that I found somewhat difficult at first was keeping up with who was who, but by the time I reached about 10% of the way in, I had it all figured out and was able to really enjoy the book – more so than I already was, which I didn’t think was possible!

    I would highly recommend Driven to absolutely anyone who loves a good crime novel, or is looking for something light enough without it being that light you could forget about it. It’s suitable for pretty much any reading demographic, and I do think we have to congratulate Dane Cobain on such a fantastic piece of work! I, for one, will be looking into topping up my To Be Read pile with some more of Dane’s work.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Haley Ryan

    The first chapter pulls you straight in with the death of Donna Thompson and from there you get introduced, one by one, to the three main characters. Driven is very well written and in a way you are following a few different story lines which all happen to interlink at times so you are encouraged to keep reading and if you are anything like me you will be desperate to find out what happens next in the crazy world of Driven.

    The author keeps you guessing with regards to the number of suspects but a very slight little niggle would be that when the truth was revealed in the final few chapters I could not help but be slightly disappointed with how obvious the conclusion was, I had figured out the ending before it came and I guess I was hoping I would be wrong. That said, it is still a great read and my premature prediction of how the book would end really didn’t take anything away from the reader experience on the whole.

    If you are a fan of detective novels, then this is a must read. From the minute I picked up the book to start reading it I was hooked. Not only is it incredibly well written, the characters are extremely likeable and easy to identify with every page leaving you wanting more, making it impossible to put down. The only thing that I didn’t like about this book was that when I did put it down I would walk back in the room to find my husband reading it too so I would then have to wait until he had finished before I could read more.

    It is extremely obviously that the author takes inspiration from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie so if you enjoy those authors then I would highly recommend giving Driven a try. So far, it has to be one of my favourites of 2018 and I will be eagerly awaiting the release of Book #2 and I strongly believe that in a couple of years time we will see this series being transformed into a screen adaptation which I would definitely watch.

    Read my full review: https://www.haleyryan.co.uk

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