Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for The Viaduct Killings by Wes Markin today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
The start of a brand new crime thriller series from Wes Markin, bestselling author of the DCI Yorke series.
Still grieving from the tragic death of her colleague, DCI Emma Gardner continues to blames herself and is struggling to focus. So, when she is seconded to the wilds of Yorkshire, Emma hopes she’ll be able to get her mind back on the job, doing what she does best – putting killers behind bars.
But when she is immediately thrown into another violent murder, Emma has no time to rest. Desperate to get answers and find the killer, Emma needs all the help she can. But her new partner, DI Paul Riddick, has demons and issues of his own.
And when this new murder reveals links to an old case Riddick was involved with, Emma fears that history might be about to repeat itself…
I do enjoy a police procedural and The Viaduct Killings was such a great one! From interesting characters to a compelling story and pretty much everything in between. It was very easy to become invested in discovering the truth. I especially enjoyed how I was kept on my toes throughout. There were plenty of suspects to choose from which of course meant I kept changing my mind over who was guilty. Along with getting caught up in Emma and Paul’s lives. Which in turn gave a bit more depth to the story.
I thought the author did a great job of combining the police investigation with getting to know the characters. It can sometimes be a bit of a tricky balance especially with book one in a new series but I think it worked out really well. Let’s just say I became caught up in the story wondering where it would take me next. All of the little twists and surprises managed to keep me guessing. Oh and the setting was another bonus. Well, it always going to be a hit with me.
The Viaduct Killings is such a strong start to a new series. The pacing was spot on and I really enjoyed trying to figure it all out. This book also gave me characters that made me sad to say goodbye as I turned the last page. All that’s left to say is I can’t wait for book two and to catch up with Emma and Paul again!
Wes Markin is the bestselling author of the DCI Yorke crime novels, set in Salisbury. His new series for Boldwood stars the pragmatic detective DCI Emma Gardner who will be tackling the criminals of North Yorkshire. Wes lives in Harrogate and the first book in the series The Yorkshire Murders will be published in November 2022.
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