Miller 5 : The Final Cut

“I adore DCI Miller” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An excellent series” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“You cannot put these books down! Absolutely brilliant” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great Britain is going through austerity. Those affected worst are the poorest and most vulnerable people in society.

People who have nothing, are having the tiny amount of money they receive in benefits taken away by a spiteful government hell bent on protecting the very wealthiest, and savagely attacking the very poorest.

But the problem is being ignored, or overlooked by the British public, largely due to a corrupt system where most of the media is controlled by the same wealthy people that the government pander to.

In Manchester, it seems that one man is determined to put this issue right in the spotlight.

His methods are met with disgust and outrage by the population, as he attacks DWP staff from behind as they leave their work, causing them life-changing injuries which shock and upset the entire nation. The DWP workers refuse to show up for work, and the whole British welfare system is thrown into chaos. Pensions and benefit payments aren’t being processed and this looks like the biggest crisis to hit the blundering, incompetent government, since the last one.

DCI Andy Miller is handed an open cheque-book, and all the resources that he needs to bring this shocking crime-wave to a swift conclusion. The government announce that extra officers are being used. But in austerity Britain, there are no extra officers. Only tired, under-paid and frustrated ones who hate the government just as much as the attacker seems to.

Miller and his team are going to have to dig deep and come up with something extra special in order to put a stop to this madness.

Having been told about this particular book from a fellow Facebook group member, after talk of politics, DWP and P.I.P. and how my family seemed to be affected by unbelievable and shockingly poor decisions making on their behalf ,
I kind of felt I was obliged to read this, that I needed to read this, I wasn’t even expecting anything from the book, other than to see what the author thought of the system, in fact after reading the prologue I was left angry and annoyed, not anything negative with the author ability, it was the fact that the scene was absolutely spot on, exactly how it’s paid out, I’ve been a witness to such,
Straight away I was drawn into the novel, maybe a little guilty of feeling a little pleasure from the attacks on the DWP, but as Miller and his team struggle to get anywhere, you can’t help feel for them, and you stop looking at the DWP as faceless monsters, the government has a lot to answer for,
So putting all the political bashing aside, Steven has written an absolutely brilliant book, with great characters.

Adrian Starkey