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Dead End – Rachel Lynch

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Family secrets are hiding a legacy of lies. Can DI Kelly Porter get to the truth before innocent lives are left?

When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging aristocrat finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a world where secrets and lies dominate.

Meanwhile, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team are in a race against time.

Soon, both investigations, and Kelly’s own family secrets, lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate… 

I’d like to thank NetGalley and Canelo for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I read Dark Game & Deep Fear and I really enjoyed both of them.

Okay so to start with I am loving Johnny and I really like his and Kelly’s relationship! I love that we have the same characters reappearing and we still see the teamwork between the police. And the story is just adding to these characters and revealing more about the characters.

I really liked the lasting effects of Deep Fear are still present in this book especially as it ended how it did. But Nikki was a right asshole and she was being really horrid to Kelly and I didn’t like it. So many times through this book I kind of just wanted to lob a brick at Nikki and she didn’t really improve on her attitude. She was the worst.

I love how perceptive Kelly is! She is such a complex character and we just keep learning more about her, and she’s a good character. I didn’t see some of the family secrets coming so it was really interesting to learn about them and I can’t wait to know more. It just keeps dropping making me surprised every time.

I do have to say after a certain incident in the book I guessed who the killer was, and I’m actually proud that I did guess lol! Because with the past two books I haven’t been able to guess who the killer was in the other books so I’m hella proud of myself.

I really enjoyed the story and I am very interested to read the next one!

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Deep Fear – Rachel Lynch

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DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits?

On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home?

I’d like to thank Canelo for sending me an e-arc of this book. I read the first book and I really enjoyed Dark Game.

It was interesting to see how the detective process is done and I enjoyed how they worked as a team and how they distributed tasks between each other. These books kind of remind me of Criminal Minds. I loved how the characters that appeared blending nicely into the story.

I loved reading about Kelly and her family but also how the family was blending into the plot and how some things crossed over between her case and her family.

I really liked that what happened in Dark Game you can still see the effects that happened in this story and I really liked that.

The book is very slow but informative, it’s a slow-burning story. I didn’t guess who was the killer was it came as a total shock and surprise. The story is so gripping and tense, it’s really good! The ending of this book really makes you want to read the next one. (Which of course I will be. This will also teach me to read ARCs on time).

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Dark Game – Rachel Lynch

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DI Kelly Porter knows some people will risk everything to get ahead. But when the truth comes out deadly prices are paid…

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth…

I’d like to thank NetGalley and Canelo for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated.

When I started this book I had really mixed feelings about it. The writing was amazing but it took at least half the book for me to get used to the writing which I think linked to my issues with the plot. Plot wise there was nothing wrong in terms of plot holes or stuff. We had multiple story lines happening simultaneously and at times I struggled to keep up with which case they were talking about and what was what.

Kelly is the main character, we didn’t get much information for Kelly. She’s a very complex character. She’s very hard in the fact she doesn’t like to share herself with people and is a very private person.

This was a really amazing crime/thriller story I really loved the mystery I really didn’t know where this was going to end and I really ended up liking the story once I got to grips with the writing and the story.

The characters were really well placed and they had all the right roles and you could see they each had a role within the story.