Blog Tour Review: The Girl in the Dark

Posted 22nd March 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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: The Girl in the DarkThe Girl in the Dark by Zoë Sharp
Also by this author: The Last Time She Died
Series: Blake & Byron Thrillers #2
Also in this series: The Last Time She Died
Published by Bookouture on 22nd March 2024
Genres: Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 427
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Reading Challenges: 2024 Goodreads Challenge, 2024 Netgalley Challenge
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The woman falls. Her body begins to shake. Her brown eyes turn upwards, showing a mix of panic and desperate hope. She takes a deep breath and says one 'Blake.' Then her eyes close, her face pales, and she goes still forever…
The victim: Shannon, a woman who went out of her way to help the lost and hopeless, left abandoned to die by the side of the road. Where was she in those last few days before her death, and why was she so frightened?
The avenger: Blake Claremont, who knows only too well how it feels to be alone on the streets of a big city. Blake survived, thanks to Shannon. She’s determined to find out who killed her friend, and why.
Before she died, Shannon was searching for answers. She knew that people were going missing… never to be seen again. Now, with the help of Detective John Byron, Blake must take up Shannon’s investigation. She knows these streets and the predators who walk in the darkness. She will follow in Shannon’s footsteps until she finds her target: the ruthless men and women who steal people’s lives and will do anything to protect their secrets.
And then, they will pay.
Prepare to be gripped by this unputdownable crime thriller, the second in the brilliant new series from the bestselling author of the Charlie Fox books. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot and Cara Hunter won’t be able to put this down.

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I loved the first book in this series so I was very eager to read the next instalment. I wouldn’t say its necessary to read the first book but it would help with a bit of the back story on Blake and Byron if you have.

Blake is a survivor. She is used to doing everything for herself and not worrying about the consequences so when Blake decides to conduct her own investigations and gets herself in danger she doesn’t see why Byron is so upset. Byron is settling into his new job in IPOC (Independent Office for Police Conduct). Its a new challenge for him and his first case, helping Blake, definitely ruffles some feathers. I love both characters and was on the edge of my seat worrying about Blake.

This book is full of suspense and mystery. Zoë does an excellent job of building the tension. Zoë really makes us wonder who we should trust in this book. Blake and Byron meet some real shady, characters and uncover some really disgusting practices. There are a few different elements to this story that all thread together nicely.

As well as the writing one thing I loved was that at the beginning of each chapter, we are told the location.

If you are looking for a story full of tension, mystery and intrigue then this is one for you.

About Zoë Sharp

Zoë Sharp spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen. She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and started writing her Charlie Fox crime thriller series after receiving death-threats in the course of her work.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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