#blogtour Next Victim by Helen H Durrant @hhdurrant @books_n_all @joffebooks #Teamjoffe #NewSeries

Today I am very pleased to be opening the blog tour for a brand new series by the brilliant Helen H Durrant, which was published slightly early on the 13th January by Joffe Books.

About the Book

MEET DETECTIVE RACHEL KING IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW CRIME SERIES. 

DISCOVER A BRAND NEW MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT THAT WILL HAVE YOU GRIPPED FROM START TO NERVE-SHREDDING FINISH.

A young man’s body is found burnt and tortured by a Manchester canal.

Detective Rachel King investigates. But she has a secret, the love of her life is a well-known villain. He has recently come back on the scene. But what does he really want?

A brutal serial killer with a taste for good-looking young blonde men.

A student who believes she has a lost brother. But even her own father doesn’t believe her. She was involved with the first victim.

As the murders continue, can Rachel keep her family together and stop the killer?

THE DETECTIVE
DCI Rachel King. Thirty-nine year-old mother of two teenage daughters. Divorced from Alan.  She lives in the Cheshire village of Poynton – about ten miles from central Manchester. She is good at her job, gets results but does make mistakes. One of them was getting involved with a budding villain in her teens. No one, family, friends or colleagues know anything about this.
 
ALSO BY HELEN H. DURRANT
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
 
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE

My Review

This year looks like it will be another great year for Joffe Authors, and starts with a bang from Helen Durrant with the first in this brand new series. The main Detective in this series is DCI Rachel King, a divorced mother of two, who has a habit of bad decisions in dating in the past.

The book starts of with a bang, where a man convinces a young lad to meet up for a bit of fun and then the boy is found dead, tortured and burnt alive.

DCI King is then made SIO for the case but can’t find anything linking him to why he was murdered. As a reader we know that all the items the police find were planted there by the murderer, but obviously the police don’t know this so are left chasing red herrings.

Through the book we learn more about Rachel and her team as they are left working out who commited the murders. One of the things that makes this book great is that Rachel has an interesting past with an ex-lover of hers being a crime boss, who has just recently got back in contact with her just as this case has started.

I really enjoyed the book as I was left guessing all the way through, and knew there would be more than the one murder so was trying to work everything out with Rachel and her team.

Overall it is a brilliant book and I can’t wait to read more concerning Rachel and her team in the near future.

About the Author

OVER 700,000 books sold of her Calladine & Bayliss and DI Greco Series

I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.

I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!

I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.

Twitter @hhdurrant

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