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Blog Tour Review – Dead Jealous by Helen Durrant.

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DEAD JEALOUS by Helen H Durrant – Detective Novels

A teenage girl’s body is found in the back of a car on the notorious Hobfield housing estate. No one had reported her missing, but she’s been dead for a week.

Meanwhile, an old jar is brought into the station. It was found carefully wrapped in a blanket, with a child’s pink hairclip. The jar contains ashes and bone fragments.

Seventeen years ago Detective Tom Calladine had been part of a team investigating the disappearance of Jessica Wilkins. Her mother had taken her to Leesdon Park one summer afternoon.

She went to get the child an ice cream and when she returned her daughter was gone. Over the years there were no sightings, no witnesses — nothing.

Will there finally be closure for this unsolved mystery?
And why was the girl found in the car killed and why are her friends not telling her the whole story?

Detectives Tom Calladine and Ruth Bayliss will unravel a web of lies and pain, in this fast-moving and gripping crime mystery.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

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DEAD JEALOUS is book seven of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.

THE DETECTIVES
Tom Calladine is a detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She is balancing her professional life with looking after a small child.

THE SETTING
The fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.

THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE

THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS

review by nicola

Helen Durrant is a new author to me so I’ve jumped into the series starting on book 7 of THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES and it’s do able, though I plan in reading the rest of the series after this book because this book had got me hooked! A dead body within the first chapter is a winner in my eyes…. . The book doesn’t just focus on that one crime which I enjoyed. A cold case is reopened after a lot of ashes are discovered and with the Hopwood brothers causing havoc on the estate there’s never a quiet day….. or night!

This book jumps right into the nitty gritty, which I love, the author has a way of setting the scene that has you turning page after page. I enjoyed how she didn’t focus on just one crime within the book but jumped between them, always on my toes but never actually guessing who the villain was (hats off to you on that Helen) I loved all the characters, good and bad, my favourite having being Dolly, not sure why but she just struck a chord with me.

If you enjoy a good thriller book then Helen’s books (or in my case book) is definitely one you should pick us as soon as you can! It’s gripping, twisting and a real page turner, an easy 5☆☆☆☆☆ from me……. now to start from the beginning! Happy reading!!

5 APPLES

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Blog Tour – Ask No Questions by

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Title: Ask No Questions

Author: Lisa Hartley

Release Date: 10th July 2017

Genre: Thriller

Format: Ebook

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35486880-ask-no-questions

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B072X2MY21

book blurb

Some secrets were meant to stay hidden… Trust no-one

After an operation goes badly wrong, undercover specialist Detective Caelan Small leaves the Metropolitan Police for good. Or so she thinks. Then the criminal responsible is seen back in the UK.

Soon Caelan is drawn back into a dangerous investigation. But when the main lead is suddenly murdered, all bets are off. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone is a suspect – even close colleagues.

Someone in the Met is involved and Caelan is being told to Ask No Questions.

This isn’t an option: Caelan needs answers… whatever the cost.

The nerve-shredding new crime thriller from bestseller Lisa Hartley starts a must-read new series. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza, it will keep you guessing until the very end.

meet the author

Lisa Hartley 

Lisa Hartley lives with her partner, son, two dogs and several cats. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Studies, then had a variety of jobs but kept writing in her spare time. In addition to this new series with Canelo she is also working on the next DS Catherine Bishop novel.

Website: http://www.lisahartley.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rainedonparade

 

review by nicola

Give me a good thriller book and I’m one happy lady and Lisa Hartley definitely didn’t let me down!

Ask No Questions is based around Detective Caelan Small, having quitting her job after her last assignment was screwed up she vowed never to go back to the job that took some much away from her…. until people start to raise questions, questions that Caelan has been asking herself and just can’t seem to answer…. this is what gripped me!

Caelan was my favourite character of the book, she’s totally relatable as in she has flaws like us all and sometimes, just sometimes things don’t got as the should…. like life itself. I loved that she said things as they were and didn’t sugar coat anything, much to the annoyance to some of her colleagues.

I enjoyed the shock introduction of Ewan, he always wanted to please Caelan no matter how crazy or odd her requests were at times.

I found this book a pretty quick read and found myself not putting it down much. It has plenty of plot twists, some that i weren’t expecting!! There were a couple of times when the pace of the book seemed to slow right down but I’m an impatient and i want everything to happen there and then :’) can i also go on record by saying that the Epilogue………. WTF?!! Lisa, i just….. i had to put the book down and come back to it 10 minutes later….awesome…. twisted but awesome!!

All in all a great read from a new to me author, i look forward to more books with  Caelan and hopefully Ewan.

4 APPLES

 

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Monday 10th July

My Reading Corner

The Princess and the Pen

Tuesday 11th July

Carole’s Book Corner

Licence 2 Read

Wednesday 12th July

A Book’s Eternal Glory

Louise Bodle

Thursday 13th July

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No Safer Place

Friday 14th July

Brook Cottage Books

Charlotte Somewhere

Saturday 15th July

Orchard Book Club

Books After Tea 

Sunday 16th July

Bibliobeth

Our First Year Here

Monday 17th July

Tales of Yesterday

Miss Chapter’s Reviews

Tuesday 18th July

Helerina Blogs

Cupcake Mamma

Wednesday 19th July

The Writing Greyhound

My Chestnut Reading Tree

Thursday 20th July

Becca’s Book Affair

Jess Hearts Books

Friday 21st July

Jo’s Book Blog

Fiction Fascination

Saturday 22nd July

Belle and the Novel

Sarah Wither’s Blog

Sunday 23rd July

Book Lover Book Reviews

The Writing Garnet

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