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In The Shadows – Tara Lyons (DI Denis Hamilton #1)

Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is tasked with apprehending a brutal murderer stalking the streets of London-and leaving not a shred of DNA evidence. As the suspect list mounts, his frustration and pressure from his superiors intensify.

Grace Murphy, who is dealing with the recent loss of her beloved grandfather, falls deeper into despair when her friends’ bodies are discovered. Fearing she may be the killer’s next target, she begins to question if her horrifying nightmares are the key to unravelling the murderer’s identity.

How far would you go to uncover the truth? Would you venture into the shadows to unmask a killer?

My Review: I read a lot of crime fiction especially police procedural and it seems that every 5 minutes another crime series pops up so I wasn’t expecting the lovely surprise that In The Shadows brought, especially as it’s a debut novel.

With characters that you can relate to, a well structured plot and obviously researched topics, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and admit to not working out who the Killer was until towards the end.

This is a gripping and well written debut and I will definitely be downloading the next in this series.

Highly recommended for fans of crime fiction.

About the Author: Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer.

In the Shadows is the author’s solo debut novel published in March 2016.   When she’s not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son.

 

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