Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery/Thriller
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is haunted when the suspicious death of a teenage girl triggers suppressed memories. With a stalker targeting vulnerable women in Central London, and his team rapidly diminishing, Hamilton must conquer his emotions before another family is destroyed.
In a sleepy town in Hertfordshire, Katy has worked hard to rebuild her life after leaving behind everything she knew. But when her past catches up with her, and her young son’s life is threatened, Katy must admit her true identity if she has any hope of surviving.
A home should be a safe place, shouldn’t it? But sometimes it is hard to know who you can trust…
London’s murder investigations team returns in the second novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows.
I’m so excited for my stop on the No Safe Home blog tour!
The entire concept behind this one sends a cold chill up and down my spine. Imagine not feeling safe in your own home? It should always be ones safe haven and for the women being targeted by a serial killer in this book, it’s anything but safe. DI Hamilton and team must apprehend this stone cold killer, after all he’s not only killing women, he’s killing their small children as well. Unfortunately for them, the team is rapidly dwindling and the remaining members are left scrambling to wrap this one up, even though they desperately need extra help.
The prologue in this book instantly made my heart race and thrusts the reader right into the action. A woman at home with her son stumbles upon an intruder, and things become absolutely terrifying, fast. Lyons sure knows how to set the stage for a fast paced read, there was always something exciting going on, with either DI Hamilton and team or Katy and her son Frankie.
Since the team has recently lost some valuable members, they’re in the process of adding some new blood. Rocky is a recent transfer who I really liked and I’m looking forward to seeing more of him in book three. Hamilton struggles with a case separate from the serial killer one, and it hits way too close to home and it broke my heart into pieces. Katy was easy for me to connect with as a mother as I totally understood her desire to protect her child at all costs. Connecting to a novels characters is always important to me and I found I could connect with each and every one here. (Besides the killer 😜)
This was a quick read, begging to be finished in one sitting, with short chapters that propel you to just read one more chapter. I thought I had things all figured out, and thought, that’s ok it was still an interesting story. Then bam! Dead wrong, gotta love when that happens, these clever authors. Overall it was a solid crime novel and I would I can definitely recommend for fans of the genre.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to Bloodhound Books for my review copy.
About the Author:
Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She studied English Literature at Brunel University and was Assistant Editor at an in-house magazine for 8 years.
In the Shadows is the author’s solo debut novel published in March 2016. She has also co-written with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley – The Caller and Web of Deceit.
When she’s not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son.