I’m super excited to be sharing my review today as part of the blog tour for Criminal Actions, the fifth book in M.A Comley’s Hero series. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy for my invite onto the tour and my review copy of the book.
What’s this book about?
In a position of trust…
What happens when that trust is broken?
Jacinda Meredith follows her boyfriend south from Scotland. After a few weeks she finds a dream job working as a nanny for Sadie and Leonard Knox. However, all is not as it seems.
DI Nelson and his partner are called to a murder scene which turns out to be both horrifying and perplexing.
Other cases soon come to light.
Does this mean Nelson has yet another serial Killer on his patch?
Other books in this series are:
In Plain Sight
What did I think?
Don’t let the cosy start to this book fool you! Two children are returning home from playing in the park with their lovely nanny Jacinda, a sweet natured and maternal young woman who really cares for the young children she is looking after. But on returning home, the vibes start to change and you realise that behind closed doors there is a very disturbing set up. I don’t really want to say any more than that though because what happens next is both shocking and sickening and wasn’t at all what I had been expecting after those first few pages had killed me into a false sense of security.
True crime aficionados may recognise similarities to a couple of real life cases that shocked the UK and it’s no less distressing reading this fictionalised case. Hero is such a lovely character, a real family man, so it was a spine chilling contrast to the people he meets whilst investigating this horrific case. It was very difficult to read at times due to some graphic scenes and that’s probably because it felt so realistically descriptive in it’s distressing detail.
A dark and disturbing case for Hero that I devoured in one sitting!
Who’s the author?
M A Comley is a KINDLE UNLIMITED ALL-STAR author as well as being a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, she has topped the book charts on iBooks as a top 5 bestselling and reached #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over two and a half million copies sold world wide. She’s a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when she turned her hobby into a career.
When she’s not writing crime novels as well as caring for her elderly mother, she’s either reading or going on long walks with her rescue pup Labrador, Dex.
Here is a list of her books, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice, Heroic Justice, Shameful Justice, Immoral Justice and Overdue Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.
No Right To Kill, Killer Blow, The Dead Can’t Speak, Deluded and The Murder Pact in the DI Sara Ramsey series.
Her other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE, COLD CASE, Deadly encounter and Lost Innocence
The DI Kayli Bright Trilogy – The Missing Children, Killer on the Run, Hidden Agenda, Murderous Betrayal and Dying Breath.
The Hero series, TORN APART, END RESULT, IN PLAIN SIGHT, DOUBLE JEOPARDY and CRIMINAL ACTIONS.
There are three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.
Plus a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.
I’ve also penned a cozy mystery Private Investigator series – Murder at the Wedding, Murder at the Hotel and Murder by the Sea.
As well as co-authoring the Deception Series co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author, Linda S Prather Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception.
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