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My Book Reviews for January 2023

My Book Reviews for January 2023

Here are my reviews for January 2023 – two US-based police procedurals with ‘Hide’ in the title and the latest book by a horror bestseller.

 

Hide by Tracy Clark

It’s Detective Harriet Foster’s first day back after two devastating bereavements and she’s working with a new set of colleagues and on the trail of a sadistic killer. The investigation unfolds in a page-turning way with every suspect given their time under the spotlight. Scenes spent with two particular suspects crank up the suspense.

Well written with a strong sense of place, this is a great start to a new police detective series set in Chicago. Harriet Foster is a likeable, rounded lead character. I’ll be looking out for book two.

 

Where the Guilty Hide by Annette Dashofy

A solid, well-written police procedural set in Erie.

Honeywell and Malone make a likeable duo of detectives on the trail of a crew of armed home robbers.

Emma is an engaging freelance photographer – with a backstory that provides much of the suspense of the piece – who unwittingly becomes connected to the police investigation.

I would happily read another book by this author. Where the Guilty Hide would make a promising first outing for a police series.

With thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an independent review.

 

The Drift By C. J. Tudor

Ideal for fans of old-school horror. The large cast of characters is whittled down by increasingly gruesome means. It will be a hit.

With thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an independent review.

And by the way, The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor was my favourite read of 2021.

By Rachel Sargeant

Rachel Sargeant is a British author. Under the name Rae Sargeant, she writes the Gleveham Killers Suspense series, published by Hobeck Books. The first title is Her Deadly Friend. Her titles as Rachel Sargeant, with HarperCollins, are: The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university during freshers' week; The Good Teacher, a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa “Agatha” Adams, and The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller set in Germany. Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire, studied at Aberystwyth University, spent several years living in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family. She holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Comments (1)

  1. Annette Dashofy 24th January 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you so much, Rachel. You’ve made my week!

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