Many thanks to the author Robert Crouch for inviting me on this Blog Tour for his new book in the Kent Fisher series, No Going Back.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When journalist Harry Lawson is pulled from a private swimming pool, his drowning looks like a tragic accident, but for one small detail – he knew someone was going to kill him.
The three text messages he fired off to an old flame the night before confirm he’s a troubled man. But former friend and sleuth, Kent Fisher, believes the messages hint at something deeper and more sinister – an investigation that cost Harry his life.
When a second reporter dies, it’s clear there’s a killer with unfinished business. As Kent inches towards a breakthrough he clashes with close friend Detective Inspector Ashley Goodman. She instructs him to stop investigating, knowing full well he won’t.
For Kent there’s no going back. He has to finish what he started, even though he risks losing a friend, and maybe his own life.
In the seventh murder mystery of the series, Kent Fisher digs deep to complete an investigation that’s far removed from the one he started.
What a superb murder mystery series this is! Amateur detective Kent Fisher puts a smile on my face in every chapter. Kent always seems to get drawn into solving the murders in the area because he knows the victims. Kent can solve the most complicated case but is oblivious to his charisma with almost all the women he meets. He is a bit of Sherlock Holmes for the way he thinks, crossed with James Harriet for his love of his animals and has a sprinkle of James Bond charm.
A knock on the door brings the news of the death of a journalist that he knows, Harry Lawson. Harry has been found drowned, in the swimming pool of someone else that Kent has crossed paths with in the past. It is not long before super sleuth Kent has wormed his way into the crime scene by using his environmental health title as his anytime anyplace anywhere calling card. Some people don’t want his death investigating, but that option becomes redundant when another murder occurs.
Kent has problems saying no to the women in his life when they need help, which makes for entertaining reading. It is what I like about these stories, as everyday life is still going on around everyone.
Kent had to be right on the ball to follow the clues that Harry left. I had chills with some of the larger than life characters in this story. They are the sort that I read about every day in the news. This story has much darker characters in it than the books before.
This is another great story, with some of the charters being in all of the books so far. Best of all, I finally had my punch in the air moment before having my feet swept from under me. I hope number 8 is just around the corner. Wow!
I wish to thank the author for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Crouch lives and works in East Sussex, England, in the shadow of the beautiful South Downs. During his career as an environmental health officer, he’s focused on improving hygiene standards in food businesses. This has led to him editing and writing for a respected food hygiene manual for caterers. He has also specialized in workplace health and safety in the leisure and service sectors, investigating several fatal work accidents. But secretly, he’s always wanted to solve a murder. It started when he watched TV’s Lieutenant Columbo unpick perfect murders with an affable but dogged pursuit of incongruous details. A healthy diet of crime fiction and drama followed, including Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, and Miss Marple. When he became an avid fan of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, he realized he wanted to create a different kind of private detective to solve his murders. Set beneath the rolling hills of the South Downs, No Accident is Rob’s first novel featuring Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Within minutes of arriving at the scene of a fatal work accident, he uncovers details that don’t quite make sense. Like his hero, Columbo, Kent digs deeper and deeper, disregarding procedure, until work and his personal life collide with devastating consequences.
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