MEMORIES ON MONDAY – His Third Victim (Matt Brindle #1) by Helen H Durrant #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction #detectivebook #MattBrindle @joffebooks @hhdurrant

Today on my MEMORIES ON MONDAY feature we look back at the Blog Tour for HIS THIRD VICTIM.  This is book 1 in the Matt Brindle series and I have chosen this book to give readers a chance to read it because book 2 will be released on Friday 24th August.    I hope you enjoy this look back at what is a brilliant read.

His Third Victim

HIS THIRD VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant

Available from AMAZON

A man is shot dead and his body is dumped on the moors. His arm is stamped with the Chinese symbol for sorry.

There have been five unsolved murders with the same hallmark. The police can’t find any motive or connection between the victims.

Bella Richards was close to the murdered man. She lives with her five-year son and has begun a new life in the local area.  But although clearly grief-stricken, she is not telling the police everything she knows.

Detective Talbot Dyson wants his most trusted inspector on the case. But DI Matt Brindle is out of action. He was badly injured and his sergeant was killed in a criminal ambush.  He is drawn into the investigation and must decide whether he wants to go to back to his old life.

What is the real connection between the victims and who will be next?

This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.

Donna’s Book Blog


There was plenty of suspense and lot of twists and turns and you really don’t find out who the killer is until the very end, and for me it was really unexpected!!   No hesitation in giving the book 5 stars and I’m already eagerly waiting for Helen’s next release!!  Read more here

Black Books Blog


As I suspected this book is brilliant from the start. The book starts with a bang and the suspense level increases from there. Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews


As always, this is a well written crime thriller full of mystery and suspense with both big and little twists and surprises along the way. All the characters are well defined and I’m eager to learn more about them . Read more here

Nicki’s Life of Crime


This is quite a quick read,I read it in just under seven hours,it’s well written,fast paced,gripping and packed with twists.It looks like the mystery of who was behind the attack on Matt and his previous partner is going to be a on going arc that will carry on in the following books.I absolutely loved this book,I really liked Matt and Lily and am looking forward to reading more thrillers featuring them in the future.  Read more here

Sweet Little Book


Helen has developed a plotline which I found plausible and quite intense at times, with plenty of characters in which I was convinced were capable of the killings only to be thrown another red herring, I certainly was agog when I found out who was responsible.  Read more here

Orchard Book Club


This book is action packed, with twists and turns a plenty…. I also liked the fact it was set in places that I know and recognise, this made the story all the more real for me.  Read more here

helen durrant

Author Bio

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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