BOOK REVIEW – The Perfect Lie by Adam Croft #bookreview #crimefiction #policeprocedural

Today I would like to share with you my review of THE PERFECT LIE by Adam Croft.

The Perfect Lie by [Croft, Adam]The Perfect Lie by Adam Croft

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What if you were framed for a murder you didn’t commit?

Amy Walker lives the perfect family life with her husband and two young sons. Until a knock at the door turns their lives upside down.

It’s the police. Her father-in-law is dead and they’re arresting her for his murder.

The evidence against her is overwhelming. Forensics and witnesses place her at the scene. But there’s only one problem:

She didn’t do it.

With her family destroyed and a murder sentence looming, Amy must discover who murdered her father-in-law — and why they’re so hell-bent on framing her as the killer.

My thoughts

Firstly, thank you to the Author: Adam Croft for the advance digital copy of The Perfect Lie.  This is my unbiased review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The story begins with Amy being arrested for the murder of her father in law.  While she was having some me time alone at home Roger is being killed and all the evidence points to her being guilty.  Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set her up or have they?

This is an intriguing story that really delves into the nitty gritty of the investigation.   The characters develop well so that I felt I knew them by the end of the story.  What I did find difficult was the story ping-ponging about between different times and people it made it a little of a complicated read.

However, it is still a fairly fast paced story that held my interest enough to keep the pages turning.  It would appeal particularly to readers who like to read detective stories that don’t have the blood and gore I love so much.

A well-earned 4.5 stars from me

BLOG TOUR – An introduction to MURDER FOR MONEY #detective @joffebooks

Today I am kicking off the Blog Tour for MURDER FOR MONEY this is book 4 in the Inspector Crow series written by Roy Lewis.  This series is being republished by Joffe Books.  Today I am posting a catch up of the previous books but first let’s hear a little about this book which was originally published as Blood Money:

MURDER FOR MONEY (Inspector Crow #4)

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Discover Inspector Crow of Scotland Yard. Enjoy a beautifully told story from a time before smart phones and DNA testing. Full of twists and turns, this will have you gripped from start to finish.

Charlie Rutland, a womanising journalist, is found brutally murdered. He worked for a muck-raking gossip magazine and therefore had many enemies.

Detective Crow is assigned to Yorkshire where he must eliminate a long list of suspects.

And where does the German businessman Conrad Gunther fit in? Mysterious lights at Lockyer Tarn, a homeless man hiding out on the Yorkshire Dales, a stolen Volvo and a former Gestapo officer are all seemingly linked in some manner.

And then the British spy services get involved . . . Will Crow have his investigation shut down before he can catch the murderer.

A Lover Too Many (Inspector Crow #1)

Available from AMAZON

Peter Marlin’s wife is found strangled and he becomes the prime suspect. She’d only just returned from an unexplained absence of several months. And during that time, Peter had found a new lover. Everything points to the husband but there’s no real proof.


Inspector John Crow is called in to help the local police. But his new colleagues aren’t keen on an outsider. And Crow must solve the case before anyone else dies.


Error of Judgment (Inspector Crow #2)

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A young woman is found dead in a college while students demonstrate. It turns out she was the principal’s secretary and there was more to her than meets the eye.

Who wanted her dead and why? And what does it have to do with the student revolt led by a charismatic firebrand from Iraq?

Inspector John Crow is called in and has little doubt who’s responsible but a series of surprises will make him reconsider everything.


The Woods Murder (Inspector Crow #3)

Available from AMAZON

Nine-year-old Jenny Carson is brutally murdered in Kenton Wood on her way from school.

Then Charles Lendon is found stabbed to death with a skewer through his heart. He was a ruthless lawyer and something of a womaniser. Jenny’s father blamed him for her murder.

As the local police struggle, Inspector Crow is called in. Can he connect the two killings?

He discovers that several of those closest to Charles Lendon had good reason to hate him: his housekeeper lover, her unstable brother, even the boyfriend of his attractive young colleague Cathy Tennant.

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