Book Review: The Missing Husband by Alex Coombs @AlexHowardCrime @rararesources

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review The Missing Husband by Alex Coombs


A security officer is assassinated.

A small child grieves for his father.

A psychopath commits their first crime…

A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon’s help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon’s not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved.

And when DCI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is determined to solve the case.

Forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld, the race to him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia is underway…


Yet another gripping read from Alex. This is Book 3 in the series but it’s easily read as a standalone. While it can be graphic and overly violent at times it was a very well thought it story. I was completely hooked, as I have been throughout the series.

This was another incredible read from Coombs. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more.


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Authors Bio

Alex Howard studied Arabic and Islamic History at Oxford, and has worked in adult education. He lives in London with his wife and two children. Find out more at

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