In The Dark [review]

Title: In The Dark Author: Cara Hunter Series: DI Adam Fawley Publisher: Viking [Synopsis] A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive... No one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. And the elderly man who owns… Continue reading In The Dark [review]

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Now You See [review]

Title: Now You See Author: Max Manning Series: Detective Dan Fenton Publisher: Wildfire [Synopsis] I, Killer has posted two photos of his first victim online - Before Death and After Death. They've gone viral before DCI Fenton's team even discovers the body. Soon, another victim's photo is similarly posted...and so begins the killer's following. DCI… Continue reading Now You See [review]

Deadly Secrets by @RobertBryndza [review] @bookouture

Title: Deadly Secrets Author: Robert Bryndza Series: Detective Erika Foster (#6) Publisher: Bookouture [Synopsis] To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover. On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep? Straight… Continue reading Deadly Secrets by @RobertBryndza [review] @bookouture

The Perfect Victim [review]

Title: The Perfect Victim Author: Corrie Jackson Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre [Synopsis] Husband, friend, colleague . . . killer? Charlie and Emily Swift are the Instagram-perfect couple: gorgeous, successful and in love. But then Charlie is named as the prime suspect in a gruesome murder and Emily's world falls apart. Desperate for answers, she turns to… Continue reading The Perfect Victim [review]

Shattered [review]

Title: Shattered Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: St Martin's Press [Synopsis] Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That’s the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help… Continue reading Shattered [review]

The Mayfly [review]

Title: The Mayfly Author: James Hazel Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre [Synopsis] It's happening again. A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . Charlie Priest, ex-detective inspector turned London lawyer, is hired by influential entrepreneur Kenneth Ellinder to investigate the murder… Continue reading The Mayfly [review]

Deadly Alibi [review]

Title: Deadly Alibi Author: Leigh Russell Publisher: No Exit Press [Synopsis] Two murder victims and a suspect whose alibi appears open to doubt.... Geraldine Steel is plunged into a double murder investigation which threatens not only her career, but her life. And then her previously unknown twin Helena turns up, with problems which are about… Continue reading Deadly Alibi [review]

Blood Sisters [review]

Title: Blood Sisters Author: Jane Corry Publisher: Penguin [Synopsis] Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident… Continue reading Blood Sisters [review]

[Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

I'm a BIG fan of crime novels, and I particularly love learning more about the techniques they use. I always wonder which techniques are really used in the police force, and in real life. So I'm really excited to welcome author DJ Swykert to the blog, to tell us about Familial DNA searches, a case when it was used… Continue reading [Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

The Missing Ones [review]

[Synopsis] The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror. The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. 'I wonder which one of us will be next?' When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral… Continue reading The Missing Ones [review]