I am delighted to be hosting the next stop in blog tour debut novel In The Shadows by Tara Lyons
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is tasked with apprehending a brutal murderer stalking the streets of London – and leaving not a shred of DNA evidence. As the suspect list mounts, his frustration and pressure from his superiors intensify.
Grace Murphy, who is dealing with the recent loss of her beloved grandfather, falls deeper into despair when her friends’ bodies are discovered. Fearing she may be the killer’s next target, she begins to question if her horrifying nightmares are the key to unravelling the murderer’s identity.
How far would you go to uncover the truth? Would you venture into the shadows to unmask a killer?
In The Shadows is Tara Lyons debut novel and OMG what a debut novel it is. I absolutely loved it. Firstly I have to say what a cover this has read me written all over it. Having a copy sitting on my kindle it was just calling me to reach out and read it. And the story is just as good as the cover seriously I couldn’t put this down. After starting it before I went to bed and having a late night, I ended up devouring it more or less has soon has I got up.
The story starts off with one hell of a ghastly prologue grabbing your attention right from the start. There is a killer In The Shadows can Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton and DS Lewis Clarke work out who it is with dead bodies turning up and without a shred of DNA evidence. Meanwhile Grace Murphy, fears she may be the victims next target when her friends bodies are discovered. Also having recently losing her Grandad Grace struggles with the grief. Grace begins to question if her horrifying nightmares and decides to seek help. I loved the characters in this story and feel there is more to come from them in future books maybe?
I have to say that Tara out wit my Miss marple skills just when I thought I knew who the killer was, bang there was another shocker thrown in! Very clever I have to say. This book will have you guessing until the end I can tell you that.
This is one hell of a heart racing read with some terrifying scenes I was left totally gobsmacked to be honest.This is a must read for all crime/ psychological thriller fans. You are in for one hell of a treat. This will most definitely be in my top 2016 reads. Which I am giving this 5 big massive stars.
Thank you Tara Lyons for an advanced reader’s copy
About the Author
At the age of 30, I decided to fulfil my lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Thanks to some amazing people in my life, I’ve had the chance to make that a reality. And so, my debut novel, In the Shadows, was born.
I am excited to be working with NY Times and USA Today best selling author, Mel Comley. Our novella, Web of Deceit is available now, and we are currently creating a new crime series together.
When I’m not writing you’ll find me in a near-by Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with my son. I have a love of chocolate peanuts and reading – and prefer to enjoy them both with a strong cuppa.
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