The latest instalment of the bestselling DI Geraldine Steel series


"The latest instalment of the bestselling DI Geraldine Steel series "


Living with her colleague and long time love interest, Detective Inspector Ian Peterson, it seems that Geraldine Steel has finally found happiness.

But life is never that simple. As a psychopath starts killing random women on the streets of York, Geraldine is abducted by a drugs syndicate who have been threatening her sister.

Geraldine has everything to fight for, and her life is on the line...

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

'Unmissable' - Lee Child

'A brilliant talent in the thriller field... you're just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel' - Jeffery Deaver

'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

'Impressive' - heat

'Meets the needs of the British police procedural fan perfectly' - NB Magazine

My Review

Again I am thrilled to be a part for the Blog Tour for this next instalment in this series can you believe this is number 15!! I loved the last released at the end of 2019 (see my review link below )


and I could not wait to get stick in to this one!

Just a heads up although this amazing series has had so many wonderful outings this book as many of the series works as a standalone read too.

Back with characters that just feel so real and familiar it again feels like coming home.

In This read we find that Geraldine and Ian have finally become an couple (thank goodness!) after Geraldine's move to York in the last book.

Together at work and home will this new relationship blossom? Complications come from keeping their relationship a secret from the rest of the team although rumours are rife! how long can they keep this up?.

Add to this a complex murder or two and we have to recipe for a thrilling and compelling tale backed with drama and action!

As always this book was a wonderful read, Leigh Russell and the steel series are synonymous with been a class act in police procedural writings, thrilling and packed with twists and turns this read stood up to the books before and this series just gets better and better!

I sped through this read and yet again am left gasping for more! I am already ready for number 16 in the series and cannot wait!

Author Bio

Leigh Russell is the author of 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 Rope, Rogue Killer, Deathly Affair and Deadly Revenge.

The series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Cut Short was 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 with Stop Dead and Murder Ring selected 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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