Today I am extremely excited to be on the blog tour for a book I waited far too long to receive. The book in question is called The Enigma by Stewart Giles.
About the book
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective series featuring the detectives from both the series’ we know and love.
In Trotterdown, Cornwall a boat, The Enigma washes in to the harbour. The skipper is dead, and Harriet Taylor is brought in to investigate. But 1 dead body is not the only crime the team have to deal with.
Meanwhile, further up the coast in Whitby a boat washes up on the rocks just outside the harbour. Everyone on board is dead. Whitby Police are out of their depth, so DS Jason Smith is called in to help.
It soon becomes clear the cases are connected and the teams from York and Trotterdown settle down to work with each other.
This is a unique story with twist, turns and shocks all the way through making it an adrenaline pumping read you will not be able to put down.
DC Harriet Taylor had only been married for 2 years when her philandering husband was killed in a car crash. It is common knowledge around the station that the woman who died next to him was his latest lover. Harriet transferred to Trotterdown to escape the gossip and sympathetic looks. She is now finding her way around Cornwall and getting to know the other members of the team.
DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.
ALSO BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker
I have to start off by saying that I have been extremely excited to be able to read this book as the premise was amazing, two of Stewart Giles characters finally meet, DS Jason Smith from the Smith series and DC Harriet Taylor from the Taylor series are finally working together.
The book starts off down in Cornwall with DC Taylor being called to investigate the murder of three people found on a boat, which drifted onto the harbour in the early hours of the morning. Whilst investigating this the team find out that the yacht started off in a harbour up in Edinburgh, where Taylor is originally from and swore she would never go back.
At the same time as this is happening we are then transported north to York, where Smith and his team are investigating an identical case where the sister yacht of the above is found crashed in the harbour there.
From here Inspector Smyth of York decides he wants the two teams to work together to investigate the case and Smith and Taylor end up having to travel to Edinburgh to find out what happened.
Before travelling to Edinburgh Smith receives some strange text messages from someone from his past who threatens him to stay away from the case or his new family will get hurt.
The book is a brilliant amalgamation of two of the best police officers in the country and the chemistry between the two of them is brilliant once they learn to trust each other.
This is by far the gruesomest book that either of them have been involved in and it could cost one of them more than they thought.
Overall the book is a brilliant read, which kept me hooked all the way through to the end, and I loved the way that Stewart combines the two characters into a believable and enjoyable story.
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About the Author
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.
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