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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (A Solomon Gray Novel, Book 1) by Keith Nixon – Review By Felicia Bates

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves (a Solomon Gray Novel, Book 1)
Keith Nixon
4 out of 5 stars

I’m a sucker for a good thriller so I was really excited to find a new to me author that not only promises to deliver a thrilling story, but introduces me to a new series as well.
The synopsis of Dig Two Graves had my curiosity immediately, the story itself took a bit for me to warm up to. When all is said and done, I feel like Keith Nixon did a fantastic job with crafting an exciting storyline with really strong, complex characters.
Keith Nixon was able to present a plot with several dark issues without overdoing it in a fast paced, entertaining manner. This is an author I really am looking forward to reading more of, I will continue on with this series!

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves is the first book in the Gripping Crime Thriller (aka Solomon Gray) series by Keith Nixon. It was my first book I have read of his, but he won me over as a fan. I love crime thrillers and this book fit that without being too gruesome. It kept me engaged start to finish and I didn’t want to put it down. I didn’t expect things go the way they did, and the murderers were a shock. The last pages left me hooked for book 2. Solomon Gray has to have the saddest history of any book character I’ve read, but he still has that drive and desire to solve his son’s disappearance. He isn’t the strongest of characters for a main character, but the story itself was enough to keep me hooked and wanting to keep going. I will continue reading, because I want to know what happened to Sol’s son 10 years ago. Although, I’m left wondering about the title, since there were more than 2 murders in the story.

Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray #1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves is the opening chapter of Keith Nixon’s Detective Solomon Gray series. It is an opening that will haunt you for days and makes you to reach for the next story in the series. I love series where there is one red line that runs through all the books while each book has its own ‘story’ as well! Add to this the location – once grand town of Margate in the south of England – and you are gone … gone for Detective Solomon Gray and his personal story!
Dig Two Graves introduces us to Detective Gray and gives us his story, the disappearance of his six year old son, his never-ending search and his daily work as a Detective … this story revolves around a world of abuse, corruption, lies … it is the world where you do not know who is telling the truth and who is lying… there seems to be no end to depravity of the man …
It is a dark ride that the writer is taking us, be prepared to suffer and rage with Solomon … you will feel broken and lost and you will give up and you are so wary that you no longer want to continue on the road to redemption … there is no end in sight …
It is the best of the contemporary British crime stories and I can only hope that someone would pick up the series and create something that is in the same league with Broadchurch … (what is there in the south of England that brings out the worst in the man?). I cannot wait to continue walking alongside Detective Gray!

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a story and the hair sticks up on your neck? I can testify that Dig Two Graces by Keith Nixon has done that to me. This is my first book by Mr. Nixon, and it will not be my last. Mr. Nixon can spin an intricate web that kept me on my toes. The character is fully developed and believable. Mr. Gray is a troubled detective. He lost his son when he was six (and by lost, I mean taken from him). Every time there is a murder with a child close to his son’s age, he gets queasy thinking that it may be his son. There has been a teenage boy that committed suicide and he did not want to take the case just in case it in fact was his son. The story progresses from there and skeletons from Gray’s closet start coming out and there is a whirlwind surrounding the investigation. Will Gray be able to continue with this case? Will the past come back to haunt him? You will have to read to find out more.

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1)
By Keith Nixon

This book grabbed me from the beginning and kept me enthralled the entire time. Gray has experienced a tremendous amount of tragedy and has turned to alcohol and pills to try to numb the pain. While investigating what was originally thought to be a suicide, murders keep happening and the common denominator is Gray himself. There are twists and turns that kept a grip on me and I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next or who was causing these murders. This was a very good read, I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book. I recommend this book and look forward to reading the next one in this series.

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Dixon – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves is book one  in the Solomon Gray series by Keith Dixon. I have not read this author’s work before, and boy was I missing out!! I cannot remember the last time I read a crime thriller, and I now remember why I love this genre.

Solomon Gray has had an incredibly chaotic and traumatic life. Unimaginable horror becomes his constant companion. Horror that would bring most men to their knees. Not Gray. He carries scars, but keeps them hidden well. His endurance is unfathomable, his courage immeasurable. He is driven to discover the truth and solve murder mysteries. He relentlessly seeks justice and makes no apologies if he upsets people along the way. The victims don’t have a voice anymore, so he won’t stop until their stories have endings.

I admired this character immensely. His struggles were brutal and heartfelt. I was totally taken with his story and was quite shocked at how much this book touched me. I have not read a book that wasn’t a romance for years, and I am so glad I got back into crime thrillers with this title. Suspense that was total intense anticipation. A master storyteller is Keith Dixon. 5 stars.

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray, #1) by Keith Nixon – Review by Emily Walsh

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By: Keith Nixon
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves (Detective Solomon Gray #1) by Keith Nixon was a heart pounding thriller that had me hooked.

My first read by this author and for this series. I have to say I was hooked right away, and I didn’t stop reading until the last page was flipped.

Richly detailed, and emotional, this book will take you on a raw heart clutching ride, from a murder mystery to our MC’s going through the memories of the days following and losing his son. Detective Solomon is a solid character and extremely well rounded and multi layered. Not a perfect person, the flaws make him relatable and realistic.

Having such a strong MC, mixed with an equally as strong and solid plot, you have the perfect storm of books. I was engrossed and absorbed into this book, and frankly I didn’t want it to end. Full of twist turns and misdirections, you will not be bored. This book holds your attention, there is no filler or lulls.

So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that this book is worth your time and energy, and I swear you will not be able to put it down.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Novel (A Solomon Gray Novel) By Keith Nixon – Review By Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves (A Solomon Gray Novel) By Keith Nixon

5-stars

Dig Two Graves was an emotional thriller that I could not put down. It begins with the disappearance of the main characters son which really tugged at my heart strings. Solomon aka Sol became a completely different man after that. He also had to deal with many other losses. This case follows a possible suicide of a boy who was very similar to Sol’s son. I did not expect the twists that occurred. I was shocked with the outcome. I can’t wait to read more in this series.

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Dixon – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves (Detective Solomon Gray #1) by Keith Nixon is a raw and dark read but that
is what all the best crime fictions stories are about, right? Add in a cop who has not only
witnessed the worst humanity has to offer but he has had to live through several of the most
tragic and horrific times of his life. Cynical – absolutely. Damaged – you bet ya. Barely
functioning – oh yeah. Keith has woven a magical yet complex thriller where the main
character is complex and broken and everything around him goes from bad to worse and the
intricate plot is a mystery until the very end. The emotions in this book weigh heavily and will
have you all over the place.
The story jumps back and forth from the past to the present as we journey along with the
memories of what was and today as Sol tries to go on with his life. The story is one I couldn’t
put down and had me on the edge of my seat.
Sol is a man who is struggling with a past that will forever haunt him and a job that is a
constant reminder. A life that is empty and cold. I life where there is nothing makes sense.
Dig Two Graves is a must read and will keep you guessing to the very end which will
surprise the heck out of you.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray, #1) By Keith Nixon – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1)
By: Keith Nixon
5 out of 5 stars

The story Dig Two Graves: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Solomon Gray Book 1) by Keith Nixon is a thrilling mystery book. It is a story that hooks you in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It had me turning pages in suspense wondering what was going to happen next. The book moves at a fast pace. While reading you can’t help but wonder just who is the one responsible for the homicides that are occurring. I felt like I was trying to put together a puzzle. I enjoyed reading about the main character of Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray. He is a man that lost his son. He feels the guilt that he was there and couldn’t stop it. Not knowing if your child is just missing or dead is very trying on a parent and Gray doesn’t always make the best choices when trying to calm his mind and numb the pain. When he is called to the scene of a teenager who has died, Gray can’t help but realize the boy would be the same age as his son. What begins next is an investigation that will lead Gray down dark paths. Will Gray find the shooter of Reverend David Hill and of the other bodies that are now piling up? Read this book to find out. There are many additional characters that you are introduced to in this story. While many of them are workmates there are also those who have their own agenda and I found myself wondering who they really were. Full of drama and suspense this is a book that you don’t want to miss out on. Highly recommended reading. It is the first story in a series and I look forward to reading the next one.

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