Ossett, West Yorkshire. March, 1987.
A town of flower shows, Maypole parades and Sunday football games. But behind all the closed doors and drawn curtains are hidden truths and shameful lies.
Discovering the body of a young girl dumped into a phone box at a local beauty spot, WDC Louise Miller’s first case as detective in her hometown is made harder by the sexism and misogyny of small-town policing. But her four years on the force in Manchester have prepared her for this and along with ally WPC Elizabeth Hines, the pair work the case together.
As their inquiries uncover the town’s hidden secrets, psychologist Karla Hayes offers insights into the troubled psychological problems of the victim, revealing dark truths that could lead to the identity of the killer.
But when a second girl goes missing, Louise realises that some secrets should stay hidden.
10th September and the tour kicked off today!
Review by dds_book_reviews (IG) “A good, fast-paced read & I like the character of Louise Miller, looking forward to meeting her again”
Review by Read and Rated “There were some great characters in the book and the as the story developed virtually everyone came under suspicion and appeared to be a viable suspect.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books “Altogether an addictive and immersive read as I had to find out if they would solve this before it was too late… and I needed to know how Louise would deal with it all.”
Review by twoladiesandabook (IG) “Without a doubt, this is a five star book! I was thrown right in, and hooked throughout.”
Review by library_of_lucyg (IG) “I love a “Who Done It” detective story! This is the first crime thriller written by this author, and I really hope that there are more out soon.”
Review by Hannah May Book Reviews “There was plenty going on throughout that you weren’t given the opportunity to be bored. This was well written, pacey, the plot was solid and the ending left you quite stunned and ready for more.”
Review by Books with Gina “Jonathan Peace did a fantastic job of expertly weaving story lines like spider’s webs, interweaving them until you were so wrapped up, you forgot all notion of time.”
Review by loopyloulaura “The prologue is spooky and the victim is a child. This sets an unpleasant tone to the case and increases the readers’ hope that Louise and the team will swiftly solve the murder before anyone else is hurt.”
Review by Charliebeesbooks “…it is one of the most exciting, insightful books I have read in a long time. It certainly dispels any illusions that police work is glamorous.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read “Brilliant read. I loved Louise. The men in the force frustrated me with their attitude towards Louise and Beth…I’m looking forward to the next book.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG) “The storyline keeps an even pace throughout the book without a lull in the middle, it’s the type of book that keeps hold of your interest in it and keeps you wanting to read until the end and solve the mystery with her”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB) “The story moves along quickly, following the investigation, the killer and the victims viewpoints until a thrilling action packed end.”
Review by Ginger Book Geek “I liked the way in which the author has written a tightly plotted fictional story but he has also made reference to crimes that have actually happened in real life- such as the case of the Yorkshire Ripper.”
Review by prdg reads “What follows is intense fast paced and honestly just doesn’t stop, you’re left feeling like you just don’t know who to trust and like you can’t even trust the people who are supposed to protect you!”
Review by The Word is Out (FB) “There are some great characters featured in this story, all very much what you would expect from people of that era in a grim and very gritty plot that will keep the reader completely engrossed.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “It’s a brilliant read with a lot of detail, obviously a lot of research has been put in to this. The characters are remarkable. The energy you feel from this read is crazy. It had be biting my lip and feeling queasy and a mixture of emotions but I’m glad I completed this one.”
Review by Rajivs Reviews “I also liked the level of detail the author added to the plot. Some scenes unnerved me, especially in the beginning when Joanna sees the shadow man or when we see Alan and the gruesome image of the cat.”
19th September and it’s the final day 🙁
Review by Herding Cats, “The plot moves quickly and I enjoyed the lack of technology available to solve the crime – relying heavily on instinct, intuition and good detective work to solve it instead.”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “The author wrote in a way that made it difficult to identify the murderer, I loved that, and beware there is a shocking twist at the end”
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