You can bury the bodies, but you can’t hide the truth.
When a landslip on Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal path reveals the harrowing remains of two bodies, ex-DCI Evan Warlow’s quiet retirement is shattered.
As the original investigator for the two missing persons eight years before, Evan is recalled to help with what is now a murder inquiry. But as the killer scrambles to cover up the truth, the body count rises.
Working with a new young team, Warlow peels away the layers to reveal the dark and rotten heart that beats beneath the chocolate box tranquillity of an area renowned for its quiet beauty.
But does he still have what it takes to root out the monstrous truth before all hell lets loose?
It is the first in a new series, and we had a whole 7 days to get to know DCI Evan Warlow, what do we think?
Review by Portable Magic, “I love meeting a new detective and Detective Chief Inspector Evan Warlow definitely has an interesting back story. He has been called back to the police force after leaving and I wanted to know why. I liked his no nonsense approach and his ability to think outside the box and I wanted to know more about him.”
Review by Bookchatter@cookiebiscuit, “Towards the end I really couldn’t put this down – and I don’t mean that in a cliched way. I really couldn’t. A brilliant, cleverly-constructed murder mystery with more depth than you normally expect from a police drama.”
Review by loopyloulaura, “The Engine House is a completely absorbing book and I raced through the pages. The lead detective is easy to like and very human so I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for him next.”
Review by mrst_reads (IG), “The twists are carefully thought out and I loved how unpredictable this book was… just keeps you guessing right until the very end!”
Review by The Book Review Crew, “The setting is a perfect backdrop and there are twists and turns along the way. The pace is great and speeds up the closer you get to the end of the book.”
Review by Booklymatters, “The story moves quickly with twists and turns that are clever, suspenseful, tragic and moody, with a hint of gothic darkness and just the right amount of white-knuckle fear to keep you guessing and reading late into the night.”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “I was gripped by the story, and the underlying mystery throughout of an unknown health condition for Warlow”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “The twists and turns are perfectly placed to keep the reading turning the pages. A dark story with humour running throughout (the banter between the colleagues) that I thoroughly enjoyed. More, please!”
Review by Jessica Belmont, “The writing is dark, atmospheric, and gritty, which is perfect for a crime thriller. There was enough action to keep me on my toes. I had a lot of trouble setting this down because I was just so invested in finding out what happened.”
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “The book ended up being well travelled because it accompanied me everywhere. I couldn’t bear to miss a single second of the story.”
Review by Pauline Render, “With twists along the way and questions left unanswered until nearer the climax of the story, I found myself racing to the end.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I really enjoyed this book. Gripping and well written. Great story. Hope there is more to come.”
Review by iheartbooks.blog, “The author has a beautiful writing style, and there are some lovely descriptions of people. There is also a lot of great humour and brilliant one liners (look out for the freezer joke!).”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “I loved how wonderfully the settings are described, you almost felt you were on that path, and the characterisations are fabulous, I can picture them all.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “Featuring a clever plot and written so that the pages simply fly past, this is a great introduction to a new series set in West Wales.”
Review by Charliebeesbooks, “I am absolutely delighted that this is the start of a new series and the way this first book ends leaves me waiting desperately for the next book in the series and a reintroduction to these wonderful characters.”
Review by Peacock Book Reviews, “In addition, the in-depth atmospheric descriptions of the coast and weather were a wonderful backdrop to this captivating story; the author certainly understands how to capture the reader’s imagination.”
Review by Jen Med’s Book Reviews, “The pacing of the book and the chapter lengths all lend themselves to keeping the reader engaged and it will be interesting to see what DCI Warlow investigate next”
Review by MullinsAuthor (IG), “A character-driven procedural with vivid description and emotion, not too pacy and rounded up but wit plenty to make you want to continue the series to discover more.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “It ended for me a lot quicker than I expected I wasn’t ready for the book to come to a close. Loved every aspect of this one and I cannot wait to see what else happens in the future with Warlow.”
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