blog tour, Book reviews, Murder mystery, Thriller

Innocent by Erin Kinsley – Book Review




PUBLISHERS BLURB 

A MURDER TEARS A SMALL TOWN APART. BUT WHO DID IT?

‘Brilliant, compelling, heart-wrenching writing.’ Peter James

The pretty market town of Sterndale is a close-knit community where everyone thinks they know everyone else. But at a lavish summer wedding a local celebrity is discovered slumped in the gardens, the victim of a violent assault that leads to a murder investigation.

As the police search for answers, suspicion and paranoia build – and the lives of the locals are turned upside down. Secrets that lurk beneath the pristine façade of Sterndale come to light as detectives close in on the truth…

A gripping and moving thriller with the emotional drama of series like BROADCHURCH and LIAR this is the perfect read for fans of Cara Hunter, Heidi Perks and Claire Douglas.

Praise for Erin Kinsley’s first novel Found,

BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice and Sunday Times Crime Club Pick:

‘An unputdownable thriller.’

Elly Griffiths

‘Sensitive and moving…but with a core of pure tension’

Sunday Times

‘One of those rare finds – a page turner that is equally remarkable for the beauty of the writing. It will suck you in and take you on a journey’

Jo Spain

‘Gripping…once started, impossible to put down!’

Minette Walters

MY REVIEW 

Innocent is a clever, character led thriller, set in a small town, Sterndale.

During a wedding a celebrity, Tristan, is assaulted and later dies. DI Gavin Muir, DS Weld and DS Golding begin their investigation.

We then find out about the lives and secrets of the residents of Sterndale, as they search for the killer it appears not everyone is who they seem to be….

The excellent writing by Erin Kinsley really captures the almost claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. The twisty plot builds a slow tension and is gripping from start to finish.

Thank you to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and ARC of Innocent. This is my honest and unbiased review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Erin Kinsley is a full-time writer. She grew up inYorkshire and currently lives in East Anglia.

Book reviews, Crime thriller, Police procedural

Found by Erin Kinsley – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

One child is safe… But how long until another is taken?

A gripping, heart-wrenching and beautifully written thriller about the unexpected return of a missing child, combining the suspense of Cara Hunter’s Close to Home with the searing emotion of TV dramas such as Broadchurch.

When 11 year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into their worst nightmare – especially as the police, under massive pressure, have no answers.

But months later Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened and refusing to speak. His loving family realise life will never be the same again.

DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those responsible…

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MY REVIEW 

Evan is running a little late, he missed his bus, but it’s only a short wait at the bus stop for the next……but Evan disappears.

His mum and dad, Claire and Matt are distraught….where is Evan?

8 months later, a car is abandoned at a petrol station, it’s occupants run…..but a banging in the boot turns out to be Evan…he’s not talking, hiding himself away in his room….what has happened to this poor boy…?

Then another child goes missing, can Evan help?

Will the police be able to find those responsible ? 

This is an incredible, gripping thriller with a strong police procedural too. So well plotted and emotion packed. The characters are rounded and fully developed…Jack and Dora are adorable, perfect grandparents……their gentleness help Evan relax…..I don’t think a thriller has ever brought me to tears like this has…a stunning, compelling read.

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

You can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/30MYOE2

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 

Erin Kinsley is a full-time writer. She grew up in Yorkshire and currently lives in East Anglia. Now writing under a pseudonym, her previous books were published by Bloomsbury. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot prize amongst other awards, her writing has received glowing reviews across the national press.