Where She Lies
Today I am pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for Where She Lies by Michael Scanlan and am one of the final stops on the tour. My thanks go to Noelle Holton at Bookouture for my spot on the tour.
About the Book
In a town full of liars, who can you trust?
When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.
But then a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.
Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.
But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?
Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for?
This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney.
Today on my blog I am pleased to be able to share my thoughts on the book. I must confess to not having quite finished this book and that is not because I have not been enjoying this, I am hooked on reading it, things have just got in the way which has stopped me having my quiet time to read. Daughter is revising for her exams and a change of working hours for me amongst other things.
However, what I have read to date is fantastic and I am eagerly awaiting the end of the book to see if things are tied up nicely and if the way my mind is working is correct. (Usually it is not!😂)
In my honest opinion I quite like Becks and hope that this is just the start of a series and we get to see more of Becks and his back story. He seems like a man who has a very deep and hidden past and we have only got a glimpse of this which comes in the form of his dreams / nightmares.
Becks is the one that has the ideas of what has happened but to try and prove these to a small police team who all know each other and all the people living in the village, it is quite hard to investigate without stepping on anyone’s toes.
This to me will be an excellent book and one that I can definitely say I will be keeping a close eye on and looking forward to the next book.
About the Author
Michael Scanlon is a civilian employee of the An Garda Siochana (the Irish police force), but a life threatening undiagnosed illness that struck while travelling in Spain in 2014 has rendered him on long term sick leave. He is married to Eileen and has a daughter, Sarah. He lives in the countryside outside the town of Ballina in County Mayo. The town has arguably the best salmon river in Europe, called the Moy.
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