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.Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon
Also by this author: The Child Before
Series: Detective Finnegan Beck #1
Also in this series: The Child Before
Published by Bookouture on 8th February 2019
Source: from Netgalley
In a town full of liars, who can you trust?
When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.
But then a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.
Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.
But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via netgalley. I am a sucker for an Irish accent so a Detective series set in Ireland was an instant must.
The main character is Beck. Beck has recently been moved to Cross Beg from Dublin. There is a big mystery as to why Beck has been demoted and moved to the sleepy town of Cross Beg. I am intrigued to find out more of Beck’s backstory as the series continues. I want to know how he got into the situation in Dublin that led to his demotion. I feel there is quite a story there.
This book, however, is about the murder of Tanya. A teenager who is found strangled in the woods. There are multiple suspects and as the story unravelled I really struggled to work out who the culprit was.
Michael did an excellent job of building the suspense and mystery. The beginning was slow but as the story developed the I was hooked. I really raced through the last third of this book!
I really enjoyed unravelling this mystery and I can’t wait to return to Detective Beck and his story.
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