I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Avon Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.
The hunt is on. And this time, it’s personal…
When DS Josie Masters is called out to a house in North Oxford to investigate a serious incident, things take a personal turn. The body is Harry’s – her friend and former colleague.
Josie thought Harry lived alone, but evidence suggests he’d had a lodger – a young woman who has fled the scene.
And as more killings stun Oxford, the police discover the picture is more complicated than it appeared.
The young woman is on the run, and someone is following her – leaving a stack of bodies in their wake…
This book is the third in a series featuring Jo Masters. I hadn’t read the previous two, and this is perfect as a standalone, but I’d love to go back and read the other two.
This is such a gripping book. It had me reading late into the night, it’s very hard to put down.
It starts with a prologue that it is intriguing, as it’s hard to see where it links into the rest of the story. There is, in fact, a dual storyline and timeline, and eventually it begins to make sense. This really ramps up the tension.
I wasn’t sure about Jo at the beginning, but as I got to know her better I really liked her. She’s trying to balance new motherhood with her return to work, and when one of the victims is her friend, Harry, she’s determined to track down the killer.
This book is real edge of your seat stuff. The plot is complex and compelling, and as the pace increases towards the end, it’s impossible to stop reading.
A superb police procedural, thrilling and at times shocking, but with really authentic characters. Absolutely recommend it very highly.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the Author:
MJ Ford lives in the north of England with his wife, two young children and two dogs. He studied English and Classics at Oxford University before working in publishing for many years. He writes for both adults and children.