I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Body in the Lakes by Graham Smith
Also by this author: The Silent Dead
Series: Detective Beth Young #2
Also in this series: The Silent Dead
Published by Bookouture on 15th March 2019
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The woman’s limbs were so thin; the skin on her arms as translucent as tracing paper. Around her neck lay a faint string of purple bruises. In one so frail, darker, angrier marks might be expected but Beth knew the bruising would have stopped the moment her heart stopped beating.
When a walker finds the body of a woman by the shores of Ullswater Lake, the police are put on high alert. Felicia Evans was known to be a tough character, but who would have strangled her?
Detective Beth Young quickly spots the links to three cold cases. Three women strangled and discarded in the stunning, wild hills of the Lake District.
As Beth begins tracking down witnesses, the team receives an anonymous letter claiming the charming mayor of Carlisle is behind the murders. There’s pressure from the top to clear his name. But Beth is determined to find the truth no matter whose feathers she ruffles in the process.
Beth knows the clock is ticking. The killer is hunting again. And it’s down to her to find who’s responsible before another woman becomes his prey…
A gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller from bestselling author Graham Smith, perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and J.R. Ellis.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I loved the first book in this series and I was eager to get back to Detective Beth Young’s story. This is the second book in the series but you could read this as a standalone.
Beth and her team have quite a hard time in this book. Some unexpected events cause the team to be thin on the ground but Beth doesn’t let that stop her on her pursuit of whoever committed these heinous crimes. Beth works extremely hard and I couldn’t help but feel for her at times in this book.
Graham took us on quite a journey with this book. The story had a few different threads that tie up nicely as the book progresses. The pace was spot on and Graham did an excellent job of revealing things just at the right time, making you realise that the clues were there all along!
It was also interesting to see Beth’s personal life and I am really looking forward to seeing that progress in future books along with learning more about Beth’s past.
All in all, this was a thrilling edge of your seat story that captured my heart.
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