I’m so delighted to be part of the tour for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book at invitation to be part of the tour.
About the Book:
The detective stared at the young woman lying on the bed. She almost looked peaceful, her face like porcelain. Despite everything she had been through, she was still beautiful.
When DI Bernie Noel hurries to Keira Howard’s hospital bedside, she knows that Keira has been lucky. Barely conscious and badly injured, at least she is alive. Convinced that Keira’s attack is the latest in a string of increasingly violent assaults on young women in the area, the next victim might not be so fortunate. So she vows to find the man who did this, and to stop him before anyone else gets hurt.
Spurring her team into action, she quickly hones in on a prime suspect. But then he suddenly dies while on police watch, and Bernie’s investigation goes into freefall. When Bernie’s superiors won’t let her take the case any further, her gut instinct tells her there’s much more to his death than meets the eye. If it was murder, who would want him dead, and why? So she determines to set out on her own to find out what happened.
But the closer Bernie comes to discovering the truth, the more she is putting her own life in danger. And with Keira finally strong enough to talk her about her attack, Bernie worries she may be at risk yet again. There’s someone out there who has killed to stay safe in the shadows; can Bernie stop another senseless death, and save Keira, before it’s too late?
An utterly compelling crime thriller full of twists and suspense, perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and Cara Hunter.
I’m always so excited when there is a new Bernie Noel novel out, and I really enjoyed this one.
There’s quite a complicated case going on in this one, which overlaps with another ongoing case, and it’s just completely compelling reading.
I always liked Bernie as a character, and we get to know her a little better in this book, with some of her past becoming clearer. She’s trying to do her job, while balancing out the challenges of pregnancy, and it made her even more relatable in this book.
This is a book that I was completely unable to put down, and I got totally engrossed in it.
For anyone who likes a good crime novel, this is one of the best, and if you haven’t read the series, it’s well worth a try. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Gripping, complex and unputdownable.
Joy Kluver has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. More recently she’s been escaping the madness of motherhood by turning her hand to crime novels. A book blogger, she’s also part of the First Monday Crime team and if you’ve been to any of their events it’s likely you’ve eaten one of her cookies. She also organises author talks for her local library. Joy lives in SW London with her husband and three children. ‘Last Seen’ is her debut novel and the first book in the DI Bernadette Noel series.
Joy is represented by Anne Williams at the Kate Horden Literary Agency.