Blog Tour Review: Poison Memories

Posted 5th July 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Poison Memories

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.

Blog Tour Review: Poison MemoriesPoison Memories by Helen Phifer
Also by this author: Last Light, One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place
Series: Detective Morgan Brookes #12
Also in this series: One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place , First Girl to Die
Published by Bookouture on 2nd July 2024
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 317
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

Wind howls against the bolted front door, but the woman can still hear footsteps approaching. He has come for her. The memory of what she did still haunts her, and she knows she deserves to die…
Arriving at High Wraith cottage, Detective Morgan Brookes joins her horrified team, who have found a woman’s body chained and dangling from the gnarled branch of an old oak tree. It’s a race against time to preserve any evidence as heavy rain destroys the scene, but they’ve already identified the victim as a woman who once tried to kill her own family.
Twenty years ago, Margery Lancaster went to prison for poisoning her husband and infant son. They both survived, and Morgan must treat the pair as her first suspects. But before she has a chance to get to work, Margery’s ex-husband is brutally murdered, and Morgan’s heart thumps as she sees his hands tied with silver chains that match those found on Margery’s body. Then his son, now a local doctor, arrives at the station to be interviewed. Morgan watches in despair as he drops to the floor and falls into a coma.
With almost all of the forensic evidence washed away by the storm, and no family left to interview, Morgan’s last hope is tracking the two chains to a local hardware store. But the killer is already closing in on his final victim. Is it already too late for Morgan to stop him, or will she uncover the terrible secrets this family are hiding in time to save another life?
A heart-racing, edge-of-your-seat thriller for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Rachel McLean. Will have your heart pounding as you reach the final, breathtaking twist.

Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the 12th book in the series but you could read it as a standalone.

I absolutely love this series. It’s so nice to be back with the gang. I absolutely love the whole team. Morgan, Ben, Amy and Cain are like a well-oiled machine. They know just when to push each other and when to leave things alone. They trust each other and have each other’s back. I also love Declan. He’s a great friend to Morgan, Ben and the gang.

This time the team has picked up another rather nasty case. Helen’s writing is very easy to follow and keeps you hooked from the first page to the last. I love the way that Helen makes you feel like part of the team trying to solve the crime along with them.

If you are looking for a fast paced, gritty, heart pounding crime thriller then this is for you!

About Helen Phifer

Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.
Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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