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*BLOG TOUR* The Liar’s House – Carla Kovach ★★★★

Blurb; Samantha stumbled out of the party and on to a busy street only ten minutes away from her home. But she never made it home…

Seven years after Samantha’s disappearance, on what would have been her thirty-fifth birthday, her best friend Diane is shocked to find a letter addressed to Samantha on her doorstep.

Opening the envelope, Diane pulls out a birthday card and a finger nail painted in dusky pink nail polish. The same shade Samantha always wore. The same shade she was wearing the night she went missing.

When police analyse the nail, they don’t get the result they expected. Instead of linking them to Samantha, the nail belongs to another woman, Jade Ashmore. And Jade was murdered the night before the envelope was delivered….

My Review; It’s so good to be back to this series and the familiar team and characters. This is book four in the Detective Gina Harte series, best read in order but okay as standalones, as each are different.

Yet again no slow beginnings here we are faced with a brutal murder of Samantha from the start! Another brilliantly written, fast paced, thrilling, page turner and gripping of a read. It had me suspecting, not trusting and interrogating everyone! There are far too many hidden secrets that have to be uncovered.

I have been with this series from the start and it is just getting better and better with each book. I do hope there will be a book five. Fingers crossed. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. A brilliant series.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Angelsey Murders: Unholy Island ★★★★

Blurb; DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.
In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…

My Review; Wow. This story has it all. It will have you hooked from the first page, no soft introductions here we are put straight into drugs, deaths, bodies and unexplained chaos. Love it! This is a fast paced, hard hitting read for sure and before you know it you’ve read half, then finished it. Very impressed. Before we know it there’s more and more deaths arising.

This is a real mystery and crime read to sink your teeth into which will have you immersed, well it did for me. It is a longish read but I managed to devour it in one and a half days. A very clever story when I think about it… Brilliantly written, gripping.

I’ve not read a bad book from Conrad Jones yet. Another well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I’m sure you will all enjoy this one.

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*BLOG TOUR* St Benets – David Blake ★★★★★

Blurb; A girl thrown from a church tower, a man sacrificed to Satan, and a priest murdered at the hands of the Devil.

When the body of an old man is found lying in the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey, his throat cut, a knife resting in his open hand, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans are given no choice but to accept a ruling of death by misadventure.

But when the body goes missing from its tomb, after a priest is found nailed to a cross, and another impaled on a stake, everything begins to point back to the murder of a teenage girl, thrown from the top of a church tower, some forty-three years before.

My Review; This is a series that is just getting better and better. I mean that. Starting this one brought the first book flooding back to me especially with the explosive ending… St Benets is book two in the DI Tanner series and I recommend reading them in order not because of small spoilers if any in this book but because you will get a feel for the characters and the team.

In St Benets (book two) I found there was a lot more going on in this story compared to the first. We have several different cases in this story aswell as the personal side to John and Jennys lives… But do all the cases here link together or not? A real page turner. Brilliant. Easy to devour. I didn’t want to put it down, I wanted answers and was backing John aka DI Tanner the whole time. I love how he lives on a little boat, different. Well written, fast paced and had me trying to guess the outcome the whole time.

I have high hopes for this series and want more and hope there is more to come. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend. Throughally enjoyed it.

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