A Body in the Lakes By: Graham Smith (Reviewed by Rochelle)

Hello all of my book followers, can you believe that March is just about over and April will be here before we know it.  I am so behind in writing my reviews for this year thank goodness for my journal of books a place I write notes of what books I have read, although my Goodreads book challenge is now moving right along, I have read 18 books so far my goal is 50 leaving me with 32 more to go.  And now on to my review.

About Book:

The woman’s limbs were so thin; the skin on her arms as translucent as tracing paper. Around her neck lay a faint string of purple bruises. In one so frail, darker, angrier marks might be expected but Beth knew the bruising would have stopped the moment her heart stopped beating.

When a hiker finds the body of a woman by the shores of Lake Ullswater, the police are put on high alert. Felicia Evans was known to be a tough character, but who would have strangled her?

Detective Beth Young quickly spots the links to three cold cases. Three women strangled and discarded in the stunning, wild hills of the Lake District.

As Beth begins tracking down witnesses, the team receives an anonymous letter claiming the charming mayor of Carlisle is behind the murders. There’s pressure from the top to clear his name. But Beth is determined to find the truth no matter whose feathers she ruffles in the process.

Beth knows the clock is ticking. The killer is hunting again. And it’s down to her to find who’s responsible before another woman becomes his prey…

About Author:

Graham Smith is the author of the highly anticipated The Darling Dead which features a dynamic female lead in DC Beth Young.

He is also the bestselling author of two explosive crime thrillers in the Jake Boulder series, Watching the Bodies and The Kindred Killers. Watching the Bodies spent over two weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart and Amazon CA charts. Graham is also the author of the popular DI Harry Evans series and has collections of short stories and novellas.

  • Print Length:  372 pages
  • Publisher:  Bookouture (March 15, 2019)
  • Publication Date:  March 15, 2019

My Review:

I am grateful to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for the honest review.
An interesting read.

This is the first that I have read anything from this author and I didn’t know that there was a first book in this series, but I have to say I didn’t need the first book, the story was well written and I felt like I knew the characters.  A Body in the Lakes is the second book in the Detective Beth Young series by Graham Smith Beth is the newest member of the Force Major Investigation Team and once again she is a force to be reckoned with and this second installment to the series shows why she is such a great asset to the team.  I really enjoyed this book from the start to finish, and at times I had to tell myself that’s it, but no on to the next chapter.  I definitely am going to look for more books from this author, and in hopes that there will be another to this one.  Love his style of writing, he knows how to keep the reader wondering.  I am giving this 5 stars.


Happy reading all of my book followers.


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