Blog Tour Review: The Silent Dead

Posted 2nd December 2018 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: The Silent Dead

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 Silent DeadThe Silent Dead by Graham Smith
Also by this author: A Body in the Lakes, Fear in the Lakes
Series: Detective Beth Young #1
Also in this series: A Body in the Lakes, Fear in the Lakes
Published by Bookouture on 30th November 2018
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 371
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner – arms spread and graceful wings attached – at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District. 

The entire police force are on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. Because she doesn’t think like everyone else. To Beth, crimes are puzzles she can solve. Even if real life is a little harder.

As more bodies are discovered in derelict stately homes across the Lake District, she knows she’s in a race against time.

But the killer is looking for another victim to add to his collection… Will Beth be able to save her? Or will he get there first?

Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I love a good Detective novel and this one sounded too good to pass up.

This story follows Beth Young she has just joined FMIT. A serious crime unit. Beth is extremely bright and a lot of the time her brain works things out before she can articulate them in a way that everyone else can understand. Beth spots connections long before others and this has got her a spot on FMIT. I think that Beth has quite a story to tell us and although we have heard some of it in this book I’m looking forward to hearing more of it.

This is the first book I have read by this author. I really enjoyed Graham’s writing style. Graham built up the mystery with chapters from unknown perspectives which kept me guessing for a long time.

I enjoyed getting to know Beth and the rest of FMIT. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of Beth and the rest of the team. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Beth grow in confidence and believe in herself and her ideas.

About Graham Smith

Graham Smith is the bestselling author of four explosive crime thrillers in the Jake Boulder series, Watching the Bodies, The Kindred Killers, Past Echoes and Die Cold. Watching the Bodies spent over two weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart and Amazon CA charts. Graham is also the author of the popular DI Harry Evans series and has collections of short stories and novellas. His latest novel – The Silent Dead is published by Bookouture and set in Cumbria / the Lake District, featuring DC Beth Young.

He is the proud father of a young son. As a time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer for the well-respected review site since 2010.

When not working, his time is spent reading, writing and playing games with his son. He enjoys socialising and spending time with friends and family.


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