The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 5

Robert Innes

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The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 5


Life is stressful for Detective Sergeant Blake Harte. Not only must he come to terms with his difficult new Inspector at the station, but then his parents suddenly turn up on his doorstep – and his mother does not approve of his new boyfriend, and his relationship with Harrison soon begins to suffer.

Meanwhile, Harmschapel police station is in pursuit of two drug dealers. These two men have proven difficult to apprehend before, but then the case takes a sudden and inexplicable turn. One night, during a high speed car chase, the two suspects completely vanish into thin air, before Blake’s eyes. While trying to fathom how it is possible for a car to seemingly evaporate in the middle of a tunnel, one of the suspects turns up dead, in equally bizarre circumstances. Blake is soon faced with more questions than answers, and the killer may be about to strike a lot closer to home…

Reviews for Spotlight

Laurie Oct 2017

Here’s the thing about this series. So much fun. Just plain old fun. Who done it? How done it?
Can we readers ever figure it out? Nah. Don’t think so.
This talented author treats us to some intelligent, fun, mystery, with a dash of romance, and a great supporting cast of characters. In fact the supporting cast is strong enough to truly be a part of the story, but never takes away from Blake and Harrison. Perfectly balanced.
Mr. Innes provides just enough tension for us to be worried that things will go wrong, even though we know that Blake just has to save Harrison, and that good will prevail. Definitely has you turning the pages to see how it will all be explained.
Only thing that will improve this fun series? Longer books, with a bit more Blake and Harrison time.
If you haven’t read them all, treat yourself and start from the beginning. You won’t be disappointed.

Tony Williams, jr Oct 2017

I have followed this series from the beginning and have enjoyed each book more than the last. The writing is superb and like all good mysteries, it keeps you guessing until the end. If you have not read any in this series, I highly recommend you start with book 1. The main characters have an awesome story between them that started after the first mystery,

Kindle Customer Nov 2017

This is a wonderful whodunit series and I just can’t get enough of Blake and Harrison. Intrigue, suspense, humor and love all in the pages of this book and the four that came before. Looking forward to the next book by this author. Definitely recommend this book, this series and this author.

Bheath Oct 2017

Another great book–It was good to learn Blake’s history–I loved the ending and I can not wait until the next one. If I had one wish I would wish that it had been longer!

Denim Oct 2017

Enjoyable mystery and characters, just as with all of the other books in this series. Look forward to the next one.

Orsi Oct 2017

I really like the Blake Harte Mysteries from Robert Innes. There are twists, turns and surprises. Love the characters and story lines. I’m becoming a huge Robert Innes fan!
Can’t wait for the next book.

Jan-Hendrick Blank

When I pick a book written by Robert Innes I can be sure I am blown away. His crimes cases are nothing but full of suspense, thrill and unbelivable twists which make you speechless at first.
This book is dealing with a new crime case but the side story is revealing character development & continues events from the first book. I recommend to read the other books before otherwise a lot of details are probably are missing or you don’t enjoy it the way I did.
As I said, Robert Innes is a master in creating cases which appear unbelievable, not able to solve at all but with Blake there is a character who really has skills.
This time he is threaten by a new colleague and a new chef. I admit I had to much rage while reading. Robert Innes really was capable of creating character you really don’t like, which gives the story the spice and I loved it.

From the first to the last page I hold my breath. Really rare I could calm down and take a deep breath because the actions are going on and on, event after event, spiked with new revealings, new twists, new details.
But not only work related had the book thrilling elements, which influenced Barker’s and Harrison’s happy time together as a couple. We meet Barker’s parents and lets say: it isn’t a super pleasant visit.
The books is captivating and I really was sad it ends because I couldn’t stop reading. 5 out of 5 stars. Robert Innes should be on your list if you love crime cases and investigation stories, combined with a main character who is in a relationship with a charming guy.

Review originally posted on my blog with added content on Mikku-chan / A world full of words

Amazon Customer 2017

Author Robert Innes has written another mystery that readers will enjoy. SPOTLIGHT is the 5th book in THE BLAKE HARTE MYSTERIES series. (If you haven’t read books 1-4 yet, I’d recommend starting with Book 1 and reading Books 1-5 in order. No–it isn’t necessary to read the others before reading this book, BUT I do think that reading the books in the intended order will increase your enjoyment of each book.)
⚠ Twists and turns…
🔎 Who?!? HOW!?!?
❓ How did the car they were pursuing in a high-speed chase just disappear?
❓ How was a young man murdered when he was the only person found in an inaccessible room that was locked shut with a padlock from the inside?
Blake Harte will need to find the answers to these questions if he is going to solve this case… (while dealing with his unsupportive new boss, an egotistical/arrogant police consultant who has been assigned as his partner AND the lead-officer for this case, plus the unexpected & not completely welcome visit of his parents. And to top it all off –> his mother is being very vocal about her disapproval of Blake’s live-in boyfriend, Harrison.)

Joseph Albanese

Masterfully done again! The Blake Harte Mysteries are one of my favorite mystery series. I had the fortunate pleasure to read this ARC and again came away with a fast betting pulse and felt as if I have just come of one of my favorite high speed roller-coaster rides! This time now that Harrison and Blake are living together things can’t go easy on these poor fellas! The in laws drop in for a surprise visit , Blake is having a hell of a time dealing with his new superior and then throw in a new American cocky agent who completely rubs Harte to his last nerve. This was such a fast paced yet brain stumping read that had me spinning the gears in my head as I try along with our detective figure out an almost impossible situation. And again Robert Innes does a masterful job at laying out fantastic web of clues and deceptions. A very fast read or I just couldn’t put it down till I got to the last page, and one that should be enjoyed by many. HAt’s off to you!


I started this series on the recommendation from a different author whom I love (Ashley John ❤️). I have never been disappointed. This is a great series with well written main and secondary characters. Each time I see a post about a new one coming out I get excited. Spotlight is a great addition and I recommend it highly. Mr. Innes keeps each story moving forward with no dull parts. While each book can definitely be read as a stand alone, they are much more enjoyable when read together. It’s been fun to try to solve the crime right along with DS Harte. There have been some great twists along the way! I’m looking forward to the next installment in the Blake Harte Mystery series.

check out my other books listed below
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The Blake Harte Mysteries

Reach (The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 4) (Jul 18, 2017)

Seven years ago Thomas Frost was arrested for the murders of five women in the Manchester area and Detective Sergeant Blake Harte was the officer in charge.

By Robert Innes

The Blake Harte Mysteries (5 Book Series) Kindle Edition

Confessional The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 2 Feb 2017

St Abra’s church is harbouring a dark secret. Several elderly parishioners have been found dead in the church’s confessions booth, all appearing to have suffered fatal heart attacks.

By Robert Innes

The Blake Harte Mysteries

Untouchable The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 1 Nov 2016

Harrison Baxter lives on a farm with his parents, on the outskirts of the village of Harmschapel. It’s picturesque, idyllic and tranquil – but Harrison is far from happy.

By Robert Innes


The Blake Harte Mysteries

Ripples (The Blake Harte Mysteries Book 3) (May 7, 2017)

When Detective Sergeant Blake Harte is given the opportunity of a relaxing week away at a spa manor, he jumps at the opportunity. He can take one person with him

By Robert Innes

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Spotlight Oct 2017

Reach July 2017

Ripples May 2017

Confessional Feb 2017

Untouchable Nov 2016