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Happy publication day to Rachel Amphlett. I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for One to Watch today.

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Genre: Crime

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.


My Review:

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and oh-so-moreish, this is crime fiction the way it should be written.

A young teenager is dead, but her secrets did not die with her… Detective Kay Hunter sets out to investigate what initially seems a fairly straightforward murder case, but which becomes increasingly complicated. Add in some personal issues and being at the receiving end of a targeted campaign, and the threads become increasingly tangled…

Confession time: this is my first Kay Hunter novel. But don’t worry: it will certainly not be my last. With modern themes, tight plotting, and a page-turning quality to the writing, this felt like a fresh and modern take on the classic crime thrillers I read as a child. The characters were so alive that I wanted to punch a fair few in the face (disclaimer: no book was hurt during the reading process). I bounced along with the investigators and tried to see what they weren’t seeing, yet kept getting swept along in the pace (in a good way). Thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended.