At Your Door by J.P. Carter #blogtour

I’m delighted to be sharing my review today of At Your Door by J.P. Carter. Many thanks to Sabah Khan at Avon for my blog tour invite.

About this book…

What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

My review…

I really enjoyed the first DCI Anna Tate book In Safe Hands so book 2 was a must read for me! And I need to say first up that it’s EVEN BETTER than book 1 and had me on Amazon as soon as I had finished it preordering book 3! As you know I’ve got a very jaded palate for police procedurals at the moment, especially series’s, so I have to have something different about those reads to raise them above the norm and the DCI Anna Tate series does just that.

The case Anna is brought in to solve here is topical but complex. An MP is under suspicion when his model girlfriend is found murdered but there is something not clicking for Anna and she has to dig deep to uncover secrets and lies surrounding the victim. But on top of all this she is also coping with her own personal investigation as she gets closer to finding out what happened to her young daughter who was kidnapped by her husband when she was only 2 years old. Honestly, I don’t know how this woman does it especially as she’s “celebrating” her 43rd birthday during this case. She’s tired but still living her life in the best way she can even though her daughters disappearance is absolutely at the centre of her world. We find out more about what’s happened to “Alice” since she was taken following on from the tips received at the end of book 1 but it’s not an easy ride for anyone involved when Anna’s husbands murder comes back to haunt them all. There was a real rollercoaster of emotions for me following this personal journey for Anna and I was fully invested in the storyline, desperate for a happy ending although knowing deep down that after 10 years nothing was ever going to be that easy.

This is an addictive and gripping read that is easy to fly through due to a narrative that flows perfectly from chapter to chapter. It’s dark and disturbing at times but always delivered the right outcome for me. I’m now desperate to follow Anna on her next case and see how she’s progressing with some very big changes in her life.

Highly recommended by me but make sure you read In Safe Hands first!

Meet the author…

J. P. Carter is the pseudonym of a bestselling author who has also written seventeen books under the names Jaime and James Raven. Before becoming a full-time writer he spent a career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and television producer. He was, for a number of years, director of a major UK news division and co-owned a TV production company. He now splits his time between homes in Hampshire and Spain with his wife.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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