A TOTALLY COMPELLING CRIME THRILLER THAT WILL HAVE YOU HOOKED UNTIL THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION.
She might be one of Chicago’s best homicide detectives, but can she hold up when she has to investigate her twin sister’s murder?
“Your sister didn’t arrive at the hospital for work and they—”
“Her body was found this morning by a jogger. It was murder.”
Victoria Wharton never wanted to return to her tiny New England hometown. She hasn’t spoken to her mother or sister since she left to follow her dreams. But now she’s back to get justice for her sister.
Will her feelings for her childhood friend and fellow detective, Steve McCade, get in the way?
Then the death threats start, and a local man is beaten half to death. The killer will do anything to keep his identity — and motives — a secret.
And Victoria realizes she must look closer to home to find her sister’s killer.
FAMILY SECRETS WILL BE SPILLED IN THIS TAUT CRIME THRILLER.
An Author with Potential!
A twisted debut from a new author!
Victoria Wharton is a homicide detective in Chicago – and a good one at that. When her sister is murdered in their New England hometown, Victoria manages to get herself assigned to the case alongside childhood friend-cum-detective Steve McCade. Can she work alongside him and hide her feelings? As their investigation continues, a local man is beaten up and the death threats start – are they closer to finding the murderer?
On the face of it, this is a decent police procedural with plenty going on, but there is so much of it which just didn’t ring true. I can’t think of any police force who would let the sister and former boyfriend of a deceased person be responsible for finding who murdered her. It’s all a bit insular and uncomfortable for me. It’s a well written novel but a bit lacking in depth. I think the author has potential but this particular story didn’t sit well with me. 3.5*
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Jill Burkinshaw for my place on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological crime thriller
- Format: ebook
- Size: 215 pages
- Publisher: Joffe Books
- Publication Date: 17 August 2021
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Michelle Smith is a budding writer of West Indian heritage. Raised by a devout Christian grandmother, in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Now living in Connecticut. Writing came into her life by way of therapy and the exploration of healing.
As a child, Michelle became a word-devourer, books were a form of escape from a troubled home. As an adult, it was natural Michelle began writing books of her own, as it takes her through a journey of healing and self-discovery. Her writing engages with themes of love, loss, healing, and depression with an emphasis on strength and resilience.
She hopes her words are able to touch, empower and encourage women to begin their own journey.
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