Book reviews, Police procedural

The Other Woman by Jane Issac – Book Review


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The grieving widow. The other woman. Which one is which?

When Cameron Swift is shot and killed outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer. Her role is to support the family –and investigate them.

Monika, Cameron’s partner and mother of two sons, had to be prised off his lifeless body after she discovered him. She has no idea why anyone would target Cameron. Beth can understand Monika’s confusion. To everyone in their affluent community, 

Monika and her family seemed just like any other. But then Beth gets a call.

Sara is on holiday with her daughters when she sees the news. She calls the police in the UK, outraged that no one has contacted her to let her know or offer support. 

After all, she and Cameron had been together for the last seven years…

Until Cameron died, Monika and Sara had no idea each other existed.

As the case unfolds, Beth discovers that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has secrets. Especially the dead…

Previously published as After He’s Gone.

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MY REVIEW 

#1 in the D.C. Beth Chamberlain series.

When a man, Cameron Swift, is shot and killed outside his home, the investigation begins.

As more details about Swift emerge, more than one family’s lives are affected.

Family Liaison Officer, DC Beth Chamberlain is supporting Swift’s family, while also investigating the shooting, who Cameron Swift really was and just who wanted him dead.

This is an intriguing police procedural and Beth is a refreshing change from the usual moody, slightly damaged detectives usually found. She’s normal, intelligent and determined woman with a life outside the police force. I found this to be thoroughly entertaining and I’ll be looking out for more in the series.

Thank you to Vicky at Aria Fiction for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

About the author

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Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. 

You can reach her via her website at http://www.janeisaac.co.uk Sign up to her book club at http://eepurl.com/1a2uT for book recommendations and details of new releases, events and giveaways.

 

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Book reviews, Thriller, YA fiction

Are You Watching? By Vincent Ralph – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was murdered by the Magpie Man. She was the first of his victims but not the last.

Now Jess is the star of a YouTube reality series and she’s using it to catch the killer once and for all.

The whole world is watching her every move. And so is the Magpie Man.

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MY REVIEW 

Jessica is 17 years old, her mother had been murdered 10 years ago by a serial killer known as The Magpie Man and she is determined to get justice.

She is taking part in an online reality show where cameras following a person for one day a week for a month. There are 4 others taking part too and the person with the most views wins a three month contract and ‘Celebrity’!

But, Jess has an agenda, she wants to draw the Magpie Man from hiding to stop him killing anyone else and finally getting justice for the 13 victims…..so far!

Then Jess starts receiving disturbing text messages and someone is watching her. Can Jess finally find out the Magpie Man’s identity or is she putting herself and others in danger?

This is a YA thriller murder mystery for the digital age, it shows the benefits and dangers of social media and the information we share. It’s a story of loss, grief, guilt, love and friendship. An emotional rollercoaster with a dark thriller edge.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here…..and it’s only 99p for kindle at the moment too : https://amzn.to/2QEpTqG

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Vincent Ralph has been writing in one form or another since his teens and always dreamed of being a novelist. He owes his love of books to his mother, who encouraged his imagination from an early age and made sure there were new stories to read.

Vincent has lived in London, Cornwall and Chester but he now lives in his home county of Kent with his wife, son and two cats