Today I’m sharing my review of the third DCI Helen Lavery book by Jane Isaac. Many thanks to Lucy at Legend Press for the blog tour invite.
About this book…
I love Jane Isaacs books! If you’re looking for a British police procedural series to follow then I do highly recommend you look up her books. DCI Helen Lavery is a fabulous character creation and Jane Isaac manages to create the perfect professional and private life balance for her within each book in the series. Here, Helen returns to work after a previous injury has lead to some time away from the force but she’s called back when a murder occurs that is very close to home. The mutilated body of a female police officer has been discovered in a derelict factory by a dog walker who says he saw 2 young lads running away from the scene of the crime. But there’s more to this crime than meets the eye and Helen needs to delve deeply if she’s to solve the murder of a fellow officer.
I raced through this fast paced crime thriller desperate to solve this horrific case! My heart really went out to everyone affected by Sineads death and to the colleagues who had to bury one of their own. There were plenty of twists and turns on the journey to solve this murder but it always felt as though everything happened at the perfect speed. Helen is a really likeable protagonist and I liked “catching up” with her. I don’t think you even need to have read the previous books in the series as A Deathly Silence can be read perfectly well as a stand-alone. It’s an addictive read from start to finish with a well thought out storyline and a few shocks alone the way!
Highly recommended by me!
Meet the author…
Jane Isaac studied creative writing with the Writers Bureau and the London School of Journalism. Jane’s short stories have appeared in several crime fiction anthologies. Her debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, was published in the US in 2012, and was followed by three novels with Legend Press: The Truth Will Out in 2014, Before It’s Too Late in 2015, and Beneath the Ashes in 2016.
Jane lives in rural Northamptonshire with her husband, daughter and dog, Bollo.
Visit Jane at janeisaac.co.uk or on Twitter @JaneIsaacAuthor