Former Detective Inspector Jack Lunn is enjoying the quiet life.
Twenty years on from being medically retired from the job with Hampshire Police, he’s earned his quiet routine of long walks in the New Forest.
However, Jack’s peace is shattered when he discovers the body of a friend and local landowner while on a fishing trip.
Drawn into the investigation, he comes face to face with an old colleague, and the police investigation machine he thought he had left behind.
As family secrets are exposed and a reporter takes an interest, Jack and his partner’s eldest daughter Gemma, a former military intelligence officer set to work to uncover who killed his friend.
As the body count rises, can they both unravel the mystery before it’s too late, or will Jack’s life be sacrificed as just so much dead drift
7 days ago, we didn’t know Jack Lunn, now we have met him, how did it go?
Extract at Laughter and Thunderstorms, “The corpse lay face down in the raft of weed, a concave wound in the back of its head. He recognized the old, waxed jacket on the body and was engulfed by sadness and disbelief.”
Review by libraryoflouise (IG), “This book starts right away with an exciting flow which makes you want to keep turning those pages to see what happens next.”
Review by Bookchatter@cookiebiscuit, “This is a great read for those who want their murder mysteries a bit cosier, without too much blood and gore, just the odd body floating in the river and/or bashed over the head.”
Extract at The Magic of Wor(l)ds, “There wasn’t any way he could reconcile his belief that they’d got it wrong. It wasn’t about just joining the dots and then making what evidence you had, however circumstantial, fit what you needed to make the case. A case always made him think of a jigsaw with some pieces missing.”
Review by loopyloulaura, “Dead Drift was a very enjoyable introduction to a new crime and police thriller series. I Iook forward to seeing what happens to Jack next (bit of a cliffhanger ending!)”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I really really enjoyed this book. Lots of action. I liked Jack’s character”
Review by Varietats, “This is a story easy to enter and not being able to stop reading…This is a cozy mystery, to keep you guessing till the last page!”
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Review by Books with Gina, “A thrilling read for anyone who loves a police drama, this one has to be up there with my favourite books!”
Extract at Sharon Beyond the Books, “‘If I find out that you had anything to do with supplying him with information from inside this investigation, you’ll be finding yourself posted to the quietest station I can find in the arse end of nowhere. Have I made myself clear, DI Sparkes?’”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “A good police procedural type novel verging on a cosy read. Some really good red herrings and lots of twists and turns that had me fooled. Loved it”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “I absolutely loved this, more towards the cozy end of crime but no less thrilling, fast paced, engaging or full on.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “The narrative is witty in places and well written, making this great murder mystery a real pleasure to read.”
Review by Allys Reading Corner, “This was a beautifully written cosy little crime, easy to read, enjoyable and equally as hooking.”
Review by Squirrel Likes To Read, “You can’t help but root for Jack, he has good intentions, and will strive for justice even at the cost of his own wellbeing.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “For a debut novel it was brilliantly written and the chapters connected the flow of the overall plot. It was well paced throughout. I did really this I do love a great detective read”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx