Detective Rachel Hart #3
It was a person after all, but she was suspended in mid-air. Abi’s heart began to thump against her ribcage as the full horror of what she was seeing became apparent. Her shrill scream pierced the silence, startling birds into taking flight. ‘Help me!’ she cried. ‘Somebody please help!’
When beautiful and bright Hannah is late for their morning run, her best friend Abi thinks nothing of it. Hannah isn’t always that reliable – she’s probably just overslept.
But as Abi runs through the woods, following the same route she always does, she is greeted by a horrifying sight: Hannah’s body, swaying in the breeze.
Detective Rachel Hart is called to the scene. Something seems wrong from the start. Hannah’s friends and family insist that she had everything to live for, and no one has a bad word to say about her. But when murder is confirmed, and Rachel starts digging, she soon realises that there were plenty of people with reasons to want Hannah dead.
Then a second woman is found strangled in the same woods, and everything Rachel thought is thrown into doubt. Is there a serial killer at work?
Rachel is determined to find answers before another life is lost – all the time unaware that the killer’s sights are focussed firmly on her.
Can Rachel unravel the deadly game before she walks into a trap?
I sometimes tell myself that I should cut back a bit on reading. Every spare moment, I spend with my nose in a book and I still enjoy it thoroughly. Once in a while, I actually listen to myself and don’t subcribe for certain blog tours. It’s not because I don’t want to reads those books and it actually hurts when I can’t take part. Keeping my promises is very important to me, so I have to say no every now and then.
But very often I still say YES, please. And honestly, when I look back and see all those masterpieces I had the honour to read, i would not have missed them for the world. Who cares about sleep when authors and publishers treat you to all those goodies? 🙂
Talking about masterpieces. This one deserves a place in that category!
A best friend. A boyfriend. People you often have known for many weeks, months or even years. You trust them. You love them. You want to spend time with them. You would do anything for them. But how well do you really know them?? Were they worthy of your time, your friendship, your love?? Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t.
The book is very intriguing and addictive. Once I started, it was almost impossible to stop.
The author has a great writing style and is a wonderful storyteller. I can’t wait to see what happens next. 5 stars.
Thank you, J.G. Roberts and Bookouture
About the author
Having signed with Bookouture in late 2018, my first book with them, Little Girl Missing, was published in June 2019 followed by the second in the Detective Rachel Hart series in October of the same year. The third book in the series, my seventh novel overall, is called Why She Died and is on pre-order prior to publication in May 2020.
I’m originally from Nottingham, where I have based a couple of my novels, but I am now resident in Berkshire and have used Reading and the surrounding area as the location for the DCI Rachel Hart series.
From the age of ten I had wanted to write fiction but left it until I was fifty-seven before self-publishing my first novel, Life’s a Beach and Then, proving it’s never too late to start something new.
When I’m not writing, I am a full-time presenter on QVC, the UK’s most successful shopping channel where I have worked for over twenty-six years. I also enjoy cooking, watching football, in particular my team Crystal Palace, gardening, and Pilates which is helping with my rehabilitation following recent ankle surgery. I’m an animal lover and a committed vegetarian for the past thirty-five years.