Nowhere To Be Found by Louisa De Lange

Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Nowhere To Be Found by Louisa De Lange. Huge thank you to the lovely Alainna at Orion for the blog tour invite and for sending a review copy of the book.

Her husband Scott claims to have no idea where she is. But his behaviour suggests otherwise, and rumours begin to swirl about the seemingly perfect couple…

DS Kate Munro is already investigating another murder, when she learns that it was Lucy who first reported the body of the victim floating in a lake.

But with Lucy still missing and both investigations leading Kate into dangerous waters, she must quickly piece together the link between the two crimes. Before it’s too late…

I am thoroughly enjoying this crime series featuring DS Kate Monroe by Louisa de Lange and was really looking forward to this second book. Kate is a wonderfully complex character and we see her both at work and at “play” and I always find her personal life just as intriguing as the cases she is in charge of. If you’ve read the first book then you will know about her relationship dilemma and book two continues that thread.

The opening scenes in Nowhere to be Found were truly shocking as a woman swimming outdoors finds herself entangled quite literally in a murder case when she finds a body. When it comes to Kate’s attention that the woman has now been reported missing by her husband, she comes to the conclusion that there is no such thing as coincidences when it comes to murder and ties the two cases together. It’s a complex case but the author unravels it slowly and steadily, raising the tension as the clues all come together. There were a few little twists that I hadn’t been expecting, especially those surrounding Kate and when one of the characters puts themself in serous danger I could hardly breathe as I awaited their fate.

Nowhere to be Found is a gripping thriller with lots of tense, action packed moments towards the end. Kate does tend to barge ahead thinking she knows best and it often gets her into trouble but ultimately she does it to get the job done. She could come across as quite unlikeable because of this and other little foibles in her personality but I like her and can’t wait to see what she does next!

Louisa de Lange studied Psychology at the University of Southampton and has lived in and around the city ever since. She works as a freelance copywriter and editor, and when she’s not writing, she can be found pounding the streets in running shoes or swimming in muddy lakes.

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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.