Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2)

The past never stays buried for long...

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for ten years and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past.

Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.

Murder and mystery are peppered with a sprinkling of romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular scenery of Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland.

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Sycamore Gap (DCI Ryan Mysteries #2) Reviews

  • Cheryl Earle
    Sep 22, 2016

    Cheryl Earle

    A stunning sequel to "Holy Island"; the author has surpassed herself with this darkly creeping tale. The story follows on some months after the initial case where DCI Ryan & Dr Anna Taylor met, and we see how their relationship has progressed & grown to a stage where they know ...

  • Shell Baker
    Sep 19, 2016

    Shell Baker

    For those of you that have been wondering why I have been quiet on social media recently, Is because I have been devouring my way through this flawless series of books.Having read Holy Island and hearing that LJ Ross has a fourth book coming out, I felt it was time to play catch up hav...

  • Kate
    Sep 6, 2016


    Sycamore Gap is the sequel to Holy Island, and we meet DCI Ryan 6 months on, almost like catching up with an old friend. That being said, I believe this book would work as a standalone for someone new to the series, there is enough detail in the narrative for readers to grasp what happ...

  • Trish R.
    Sep 2, 2016

    Trish R.

    Sort of a cliffhanger..So, we still have “The Circle” doing their business in killing innocent people. What a whacked bunch of killers, but what a great storyline. They find Amy Llewellyn buried in the forest, where she’s been for ten years, then Phillips finds other wom...

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Aug 23, 2016


    5A body stuffed in a gap ten years ago points Ryan to his sister’s killer, but how? He’s in prison. LJ Ross has given us another in her excellent series about the handsome, troubled detective who is driven to find the killer who butchered his sister in front of his eyes.DCI R...

  • Petra
    Jul 13, 2016


    This follows on from the events in Holy Island, the first DCI Ryan mystery. Ideally, they should be read in order. I enjoyed this one even more than Holy Island. For starters, the romantic relationship between Ryan and Anna is handled so much better. It's become a lot more realistic. T...

  • Nicky Doherty
    May 5, 2016

    Nicky Doherty

    I am a big fan of Ms Ross, and I think Sycamore Gap was a step forward from Holy Island. I feel that the writing has grown in confidence and the story was very well plotted, keeping you turning to the next chapter to find out what would happen next. I prefer the DCI Ryan of the second ...

  • Jackie Roche
    Mar 27, 2016

    Jackie Roche

    I would like to thank Booklover Catlady Publicity and the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and open review.I read and loved "Holy Island", so I was looking forward to reading this sequel. I was certainly not disappointed. If anything I enjoyed ...

  • Neats
    Feb 28, 2016


    Sycamore Gap is the second in the DCI Ryan series and we pick up with Ryan six months after Holy Island.When human remains are discovered within the stones of Hadrian's Wall it's not long before DCI Ryan is called in to investigate but it soon becomes clear that everything is not as si...

  • Charlotte
    Feb 16, 2016


    ( Source: I received this book from; BookLover CatLady Publicity, in exchange for my honest review and opinion.) Sycamore Gap; A DCI Ryan Mystery. By L.J. Ross.Sycamore Gap was based on Detective Chief Inspector Ryan and his Murder solving abilities. Ryan has to face his emotional demo...