Deathly Affair - Leigh Russell

Blog Tour stop for the sunning new crime thriller in this series

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"Four dead bodies. But who is guilty in this deadly web of secrecy and lies? "

Synopsis


Four dead bodies. But who is guilty in this deadly web of secrecy and lies?


When a homeless man is murdered, Detective Sergeant Geraldine Steel is disturbed by the coldblooded nature of the crime.


With the discovery of a second victim, the police hunt for a killer whose motive is as elusive as he is dangerous. In an investigation plagued by police scepticism, Geraldine is relentless in her pursuit of the truth.


Drawn into the lives of three people caught in a toxic web of love and deceit,


Geraldine learns there is more to this case than she had imagined..


'Brilliant and chilling, Leigh Russell delivers a cracker of a read!' - Martina Cole

'Taut and compelling'- Peter James

'Leigh Russell has become one of the most impressively dependable purveyors of the English police procedural' - Times

'A million readers can't be wrong!' -  Howard Linskey




My Review


I was so excited for this #BlogTour as I am already a huge Leigh Russell and I am well versed with the Steel series and could not wait to get stuck in to this read.


While this could be read as a stand alone with little issue, knowing the series and characters like I do, It felt like coming home to family to see what this group and Geraldine Steel was up to now.


Still feeling the after effects of the previous novel, Geraldine is in York, learning to live with been demoted from DI to DS, and back partnering DI Ian Peterson, although the comfortable slip back into their easy working relationship is not as easy to achieve as they hoped.


Two Homeless people are murdered,DS Steel is investigating these murders, frustrated at the fact the case's were not taken seriously at the start due to the victims homeless status and a lack of ideas on where or how to solve the case all suddenly seem no longer a problem when someone confesses to the murders the case is closed.


DS Steel has many doubts about the confession and goes with her gut leading her to ask more questions and seek suspects, but will this help or hinder her?


This book is a brilliant mix of police procedural and crime investigation, as always the characters are very well done, This story is told from many characters points of view and I found this great for the red herrings thrown in and around the story.


Full of twists and turns which all fitted together by the end with an ending that leaves you wanting more and I realise will be taken further in the next in the series, which as always I cannot wait for!




Author Bio



Leigh Russellis the author of the Ian Peterson series (Cold Sacrifice, Race to DeathandBlood Axe) and the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series:Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi,Class Murder, Death RopeandRogue Killer.


The series has sold over a million copies worldwide.Cut Shortwas shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association (CWA), John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.


Her books have been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes withStop DeadandMurder Ringselected as finalists for The People's Book Prize.


Leigh is chair of the CWA's Debut Dagger Award judging panel and is a Royal Literary Fellow. Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English and American Literature.


She is married with two daughters and a granddaughter, and lives in London.




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Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.

All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.

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