When a girl’s body is found strangled, raped, and horrifically mutilated by a boat’s propeller, deep in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, newly arrived Detective Inspector John Tanner is asked to assist with the investigation.
At first, all the evidence points to a man who had a multi-million pound reason to kill her. But when an alibi is produced from an unexpected source, and another body appears at the base of a slipway, Tanner finds himself turning to local girl, Detective Constable Jenny Evans for help.
As a more intimate relationship begins between them, they find themselves facing a race against time to identify a lethal adversary, one with a lust for blood and a mind set on revenge.
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. Obviously I read it in English.
Detective Inspector John Tanner is a destroyed man by his daughter’s murder and from the crowded and crime-filled streets of London, he moves to a small village, Wroxham near Norwich, England. Here he is in charge of the Missing Persons section and immediately, on the first day, he finds himself investigating the disappearance of a woman, Jane Richardson, with DC Janny Evans. Soon the disappearance turns into murder and Tanner clashes with a veteran of the department, DI Burgess.
Kat experiences every mother’s worst nightmare when her only child’s body is found lifeless in an overgrown, abandoned quarry.
Desperate to find out what happened, Kat questions those closest to her as she tries to piece together the last days of Grace’s life. But as a darker side to her little girl begins to unravel, Kat wonders if she ever really knew Grace.
As Kat is drawn into a twisted game of lies, is she also in terrible danger? And will she be able to unlock her daughter’s final shocking secret?
Even if the truth is unthinkable…
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I didn’t know the author. Obviously I read it in English.
The book starts with a 17-year- old girl, Grace’s last minutes of life. From her words we find out that she fell (was pushed?) in a quarry and with all her strength left, she tries to save her life. More over we find out that her mother might be in danger.
The tale is in first person and given to Grace’s mother, Kat, who doesn’t believe that her only daughter killed herself like the police says. Kas has herself a particular past.
His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They’re all right.
Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call – a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.
Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the mighty St. Lawrence jetting eastward past the city. One by one, someone is killing the founders of a booming medical tech startup – propelling Gray into a downward spiral that shatters his hard-earned peace, that risks his very life, that threatens to force him to care and face what he has shunned all along: his hand in the storm.
From the prize-winning author comes a psychological, page-turning mystery with all the elements one needs on a rainy night: a complex murder, a noble yet haunted detective, and an evocative setting to sink into.
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley and the author Ritu Sethi for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I didn’t know the author. Obviously I read it in English.
First of all this book is set in Canada and this is a good book for that reason (do’t you know I love Canada?). Joking aside, this is the first book in a new series with Chief Inspector Gray, set in Montréal, Canada. I’ve already read a series set in “French Canada” but here there’s no French (except for two cases where there are long French sentences, not translated in English, but they aren’t part of the plot so no use in understanding them, but a translation would have been better).
A young man’s body is found burnt and tortured by a Manchester canal. Detective Rachel King investigates. But she has a secret, the love of her life is a well-known villain. He has recently come back on the scene. But what does he really want? A brutal serial killer with a taste for good-looking young blonde men.
A student who believes she has a lost brother. But even her own father doesn’t believe her. She was involved with the first victim.
As the murders continue, can Rachel keep her family together and stop the killer?
The Detective DCI Rachel King. Thirty-nine year-old mother of two teenage daughters. Divorced from Alan. She lives in the Cheshire village of Poynton – about ten miles from central Manchester. She is good at her job, gets results but does make mistakes. One of them was getting involved with a budding villain in her teens. No one, family, friends or colleagues know anything about this.
About the book
I would like to thank NetGalley, Joffe Books and the author Helen H. Durrant for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I knew the author, I’ve already read one of her series, so I didn’t read the synopsis, I saw that I could read a book of an author that I knew for free by giving my honest opinion and I immediately applied for it. Obviously I read it in English.
The book is set in Manchester, England and the protagonist is Rachel King, a detective at the head of the homicide squad. The book starts with a mystery, a 15-year-old girl who believes she had a twin brother named Alfie in the past. 3 years later and the body of a 20-year-old boy with a tattooed name, Alfie, is found.
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