Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side for inviting me on the Blog Tour for MOORINGS by David Blake
THE DEBUT CRIME THRILLER SERIES OF THE YEAR!
A war veteran murdered in his home, a property developer with links to organised crime, and an old family secret that seems unwilling to stay dead.
When Harry Falcon, a wealthy boatyard owner and highly decorated World War Two veteran, is found drowned in his bath, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans start by questioning his two sons, each with a motive for wanting him dead.
But when the elder son is found with his head smashed in under a toppled yacht, and the younger son has been talking to a local property developer, one who’d spent months trying to buy the yard from his father, the investigation soon leads them towards a dark and dangerous secret, one which nobody can quite believe.
Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.
Moorings is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the third in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and Helen H. Durrant into David Blake devotees.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I am loving this series which centres around the rivers of the Norfolk Broads and even ventures a little beyond that in this belting story.
The opening took my breath as it played out the death of the first victim in the story but definitely not the last. This is just the tip of an iceberg that is going to melt rapidly into a pond of red herrings for DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans to wade into. This super duo of Detectives is the perfect match in every way possible, both at work and in their private lives who now both live together on the Broads in new accommodation on the river.
The suspects soon become entangled into Tanner and Evans private lives where a phone from Tanner to try and resolve a problem puts him in touch with a ‘jobsworth’ lady, who can’t see the wood for the trees and hasn’t an ounce of common sense. I am sure I have spoken to her before too. Both their lives and the case seem like they are on the same merry-go-round. But the suspects keep dropping like flies in the most spectacular fashion. There is quite a bit of gore, massive hold your breath moments and lots of subtle humour making it an all-round top entertaining read.
Loved the characters in this story, not because they were nice to know, just the opposite, the whole lot of them are self-centred, greedy and very unlikeable and at times creepy which made weeding out the real murderer, even more, of a challenge. The scenery is beautiful, the boats outrageously gorgeous and the pace of the story impossible to put down. Wow! wow! Wow!
So, so dramatic, with an incredibly revealing and shocking ending, superb again!
I wish to thank Book on the Bright side Publicity and Promo for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
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