Thank you for stopping by as I share my review for Presumed Guilty by Jane Isaac as part of the blog tour today! First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Accident or murder?
The first victim – a prominent local councillor, killed in a hit and run ‒ could be either, but the next bodies leave no doubt. A twisted killer is at large. And he’s not finished yet.
DC Beth Chamberlain, Family Liaison Officer, has to support the victims’ families, but before she can solve the crimes in the present, Beth needs to uncover the secrets of the past.
Meanwhile, the killer has her in his sights…
The latest electrifying whodunnit from the bestselling author of After He’s Gone. If you’re a fan of Angela Marsons, Nicci French and Rachel Abbott, you won’t want to miss Presumed Guilty.
Well this story took me on quite a twisted ride with a brilliant tension that builds throughout as we see Beth on yet another tough case. Beth is a wonderful character and I think Jane Isaac has created a really strong personality. With Beth determined to see the case right through to the end even if that means putting herself in danger.
It is the second book in the series but don’t let that put you off as I do feel it can be read as a standalone. However to fully appreciate the characters history it might be best starting at the beginning plus it is a fab book so I don’t think you would be disappointed!
One of the best things about this series is the fact that you get to see both the investigation play out but also to see the more personal side as you see Beth in her role as FLO seeing her interactions with the victim’s family members.
Presumed Guilty had a strong story that kept me invested all the way through with some twisty moments along the way that easily kept the momentum going. I thought that the way the investigation unfolded was perfect at making me think and also wonder at which direction it would go off in next. After the prologue I was eager to see how it would all tie in with the present day story and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.
After that ending I can’t wait to see what is in store for Beth next! Bring on book three!
With thanks to Emma at damppebbles blog tours and the author for my copy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Isaac lives with her detective husband (very helpful for research!) and her daughter in rural Northamptonshire, UK where she can often be found trudging over the fields with her Labrador, Bollo. Her debut, An Unfamiliar Murder, was nominated as best mystery in the ‘eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.’ The follow up, The Truth Will Out, was nominated as‘Thriller of the Month – April 2014’ by E-Thriller.com.
Presumed Guilty is Jane’s seventh novel and the second in her DC Beth Chamberlain(Family Liaison Officer) series. The third DC Beth Chamberlain novel will be released early 2019.
Connect with Jane at www.janeisaac.co.uk .